Ave Maria, FL. (September 25, 2017) – Homeowners, businesses and students in Ave Maria saw their town developer spring into action during the days leading up to and immediately following Hurricane Irma. Ave Maria Development and the Stewardship District spent days preparing the town prior to the storm’s impending arrival ensuring wastewater service was uninterrupted, and residents were informed of hurricane safety procedures. Residents never lost water service nor were they placed under boil water notice.

After the storm, home builders CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes worked swiftly to clean up neighborhoods and offered homeowners assistance. Ave Maria Development and the Stewardship District quickly removed landscaping debris from the town center and roadways. Ave Maria Utility Company provided the ultimate in comfort— clean, running water to all customers in Ave Maria. Power was restored by LCEC within just a few days.

“Our teams were out in full force and I could not be more proud of the flawless execution of the hurricane preparedness plan and post-storm recovery,” stated Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, the developer of Ave Maria. “By quickly implementing our hurricane plan we were able to keep our residents and business owners safe and comfortable.”

Ave Maria offers more than 40 floor plans in seven distinct neighborhoods within the town. CC Homes, Pulte Homes, and Del Webb are the town’s preferred builders presenting quality constructed new homes for the discerning buyer.  Homes range in size from 1,457 sf to over 5,000 sf and feature some of the latest design trends including outdoor kitchens, bonus lofts, casitas, and more. Residents of Ave Maria have access to a full array of amenities including private water park, tennis and bocce courts, over 100 miles of walking and biking trails,  baseball and soccer fields, dog park, and town center with Publix supermarket. Del Webb Naples is home to the Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, an 18-hole course designed by Gordon G. Lewis offering challenging play amidst natural Southwest Florida beauty.

Ave Maria has been named 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 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.  Set amidst 17,000 acres of environmentally protected land, 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.

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