NAPLES, FL (October 23, 2018) – Ave Maria Development reports over 200 new home sales in so far in 2018 for the town of Ave Maria, Florida, named Community of the Year 2018. Three builders currently offer brand-new single-family homes for sale in Ave Maria including CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, and Pulte Homes, with prices ranging from high $100s to over $500s, and ranging in square feet from  1,300 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. 

“We are proud to count over 200 new home sales contracts in just this year alone,” comments CeeCee Marinelli, director of commercial leasing for Ave Maria. “As more and more buyers find their way to eastern Collier County, they discover that Ave Maria does offer the best lifestyle, amenities, and new home prices all in one great hometown. This is the fastest growing area of Collier County attracting new residential communities, health care, and businesses.”

Ave Maria’s vibrant lifestyle is discovered by its residents in all areas of its recreational exclusive amenities including onsite private waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club, tennis and bocce courts, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, and sports fields and playgrounds.  Education opportunities on-site include everything from pre-school to post graduate studies. Twenty model homes are open daily in several neighborhoods from the three builders, CC Homes, Del Webb Naples and Pulte Homes. Ave Maria has been recognized as the fastest selling new home community by MetroStudy for the past three consecutive years. 

A jam-packed calendar of events includes several activities open to the public including the farmers market set to debut next Saturday, November 2 and continue every Saturday through April. Free trolley tours will begin in January along with the popular Sunshine State Steak Cook Off on January 26. A full list of events can be found online at 


Ave Maria has been named 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 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 shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools.  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. 

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