Naples Florida Weekly

Ave Maria named 16th fastest-selling master-planned community in the U.S.

Ave Maria’s Town Center. To date, Ave Maria has sold over 3,800 homes. COURTESY PHOTO

Ave Maria’s Town Center. To date, Ave Maria has sold over 3,800 homes. COURTESY PHOTO

Ave Maria, Florida has been named the 16th fastest-selling master planned community in the United States year to date according to national real estate consulting agency, RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. RCLCO’s mid-year report researches and ranks hundreds of master planned communities across the nation. Ave Maria reported 363 new home sales through the end of June 2022, garnering its highest spot on the list since the beginning of the community. To date, Ave Maria has sold over 3,800 homes.

This positive momentum is due to homebuyers striving for more value in their home, a sense of community and the exclusive amenities for residents.

“We are very proud of this national recognition and to know that families and active adults are finding their dream home and community in Ave Maria,” said Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria.

As home sales continue to rise, Ave Maria development continues the addition of new businesses and services to the town including retail shops, restaurants, a preschool, and healthcare services. To continue to meet the needs of the growing town, the developer is working with Collier County public schools to construct a new elementary school planned to open in 2025 and extending Anthem Parkway to reach the location of the new school. This road expansion will also connect to Pope John Paul II Boulevard, which will improve access to the northeast side of town and provide a bypass around the bustling Town Center.

Over 25 designer-furnished model homes are open daily to tour from four premier builders, CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. New home prices range from the $200s to over $500s. On-site amenities include a water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, trails, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket and over 40 businesses, commercial center with a Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and free events throughout the year.

Located in southwest Florida, 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. 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. For more information, visit or call 239-352-3903. ¦

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