NAPLES, FL. (September 29, 2016) – Ave Maria, Florida is the recipient of the prestigious Community of the Year award given annually by the Collier Building Industry Association. This is the second consecutive year that Ave Maria has won the award. Last weekend, during a sold-out crowd at the Sand Dollar Awards banquet held at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples, Florida, Ave Maria earned top spot at the Community of the Year for the under $500,000 Category. The independent panel of judges for Community of the Year ranked Collier County communities on various criteria including quality of the design for the overall amenity package, recreation provided (including clubhouse, golf and tennis facilities and pool areas) and outdoor use amenities (such as paths, gazebos, sculptures, etc. that add to the quality of the community).
“Receiving this award two years in a row certainly endorses what we’ve been working so hard to achieve—creating a vibrant, beautiful community for our homeowners that they can be proud of,” states Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria Development.
The town of Ave Maria offers several styles of homes including single family residences with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views. Amenities include an onsite waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club, tennis and bocce, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds. Twenty-one model homes are open daily with over 40 floor plans to choose from and prices range from the high $100s to over $500s.
ABOUT & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 50 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes.