Naples, FL (October 2, 2020) - Announcing 350 new home sales year-to-date, Ave Maria, Florida continues to reach historic levels and shows no signs of cooling off. In comparison to the same time last year, new home sales are up 74%, and this year-over-year increase is the largest since the master-planned community opened in 2007. Demand for new housing remains high for the development with 66 sales for the month of September, up from 60 in August and 52 in July. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria — CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes.

“This is the first time Ave Maria has surpassed 350 new home sales in a year since the opening of the development” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, Director of Development for Ave Maria. “It’s thrilling to be part of a record-setting year. With 178 new home sales in the last 3 months, strong demand from prospective buyers is showing no signs of slowing down.”

Home buyers seeking an improved quality of life, exceptional educational options for their children, and vast open space are just a few of the many factors driving new home sales. The market is seeing a significant lifestyle shift and trend of moving from congested cities to find homes with flexible space that is suitable for home offices or gyms. The ample recreational activities and amenities in which to enjoy a place to exercise, escape, and unwind make Ave Maria a desirable destination. The master-planned community was designed for healthy and active lifestyles, and the popularity of the trails, fields, clubs, parks, and golf club continues to soar.

The robust recreation and amenities program in Ave Maria provides new residents with an instant source of leisure activities and socialization. On-site amenities feature open spaces for its homeowners such as a 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 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 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 25 minutes.