NAPLES, FL (July 2, 2020) –   Ave Maria Development announces its best month ever for new home sales contracts since the opening of the community in 2007. The master-planned community reports 40 new home sales in June 2020, a 45% increase over June 2019. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes. As of June 30th, Ave Maria reports a 174 new home contracts year-to-date.

“We are thrilled with the positive buyer reaction to Ave Maria during this first half of 2020,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “During the past few months, we’ve seen an increased momentum in both foot traffic and website traffic resulting in more sales. The desire to live in a self-sustaining hometown with a full spectrum of amenities and conveniences has never been more appealing, and Ave Maria is the top choice for many home shoppers of all ages.”

Currently, builders in Ave Maria are offering both quick move-in and build-to-suit homes in a variety of price ranges from the high $100s to over $500s. With over 75 floor plans to choose from including terrace homes, condominium, coach homes, attached villas and single-family homes, Ave Maria showcases a wide array of floor plans for buyers. Popular home design trends can be customized when shopping directly with each builder whether adding a bonus or flex room for a new home office or upgrading to new smart technologies for the home. Each builder offers unique design options to customize new homes including the latest in floor plan trends, color palettes, fixtures and finishes. 

The active lifestyle and robust amenities program in Ave Maria provide new residents with an instant source of socialization and recreation, whether on-site or virtual. On-site amenities feature open spaces for its homeowners such as water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, trails,  bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, commercial center with Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and on-site free events throughout the year. The Ave Maria Master Association organizes on-going events for residents including virtual trivia, happy hour, fitness classes and club meetings while also providing access to outdoor recreation with proper social distancing guidelines ensuring everyone can enjoy having fun safely. 

“Ave Maria is a master-planned community developed by one of Southwest Florida’s premier real estate developers, Barron Collier Companies. The desire to live in a true hometown, with a grocery and coffee shop down the street, your school just a short bike ride from home, and all the planned recreation and activities right outside your door is what new home buyers are craving right now. Ave Maria’s sense of place with social connections where you know your neighbors is appealing to all ages as we see young families, active adults and retirees move into town,” states Marketing Director for Barron Collier Companies, Andrea McLendon. 



Ave Maria has been named 2019, 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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