Community of the YearSALES Under $500,000
Ave Maria is the fastest-selling new home master-planned community in Collier County, a top 20 Master-Planned Community in the United States, a Top 20 Place to Retire, CBIA’s Community of the Year for 2015-2022, and is now a certified Blue Zones Community. With a vibrant Town Center, top-rated schools, and many amenities, Ave Maria appeals to young professionals, growing families, and retirees as an attainable choice to build a new home in Collier County.
Ave Maria emphasizes a community-focused lifestyle that sets it apart from other communities in Collier County. A dedicated lifestyle staff organizes year-round activities. From water aerobics at the water park to festivals at North Park, residents find common ground to connect. South Park features softball fields, bocce ball courts, amphitheater, dog park, and picnic pavilions. North Park offers soccer and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a tot lot playground, disc golf, and concession stand. The Ave Maria Water Park showcases an interactive aqua playground, two water slides, lap pool, water play area, beach volleyball, and a renovated concession stand, CJ’s Water Park Café. The water park offers swim lessons, fitness classes and fun family-friendly events throughout the year.
The Club at Del Webb Naples offers the most extensive amenity campus in the Southwest Florida Del Webb communities. Panther Run Golf Club includes an 18-hole golf course, pro shop and The Rusty Putter restaurant. The Oasis Club offers 12,000 square feet of resort and fitness pools, tennis and bocce courts, fitness center, library, café, and special events room. Grand Hall has over 14,000 square feet of amenity space including social halls, a veranda, catering kitchen, card and game rooms, and golf simulator. The National Golf & Country Club by Lennar boasts an 18-hole golf course, aqua driving range, putting green and pro shop. A brand-new outdoor sports amenity and dining campus is slated to be complete by the end of 2023. The Club at Maple Ridge by CC Homes features a 10,000 square foot clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness center, billiard room, cards lounge, arts center, and full exhibition kitchen, accompanied by an on-site lifestyle director.
The centrally located Town Center includes over 60 businesses, providing all the conveniences of daily life including Publix grocery store, dining, retail shops, and healthcare services. Throughout the year, free events are held including Taste of Ave, Blues Brews & BBQ Festival, Margarita & Taco Festival, weekly Farmers Markets and more.
Ave Maria offers on-site educational centers including Ave Maria University, the Rhodora J. Donahue Academy for grades K-12, and a preschool for ages 2-4 years old. Also, a Collier County public elementary school is currently being designed.
Land conservation is an important component of Ave Maria. Bordering the town are over 17,000 acres of nature preserves and over 100 miles of walking, biking and hiking paths.
The slogan, “A Big Kind of Small Town” emphasizes Ave Maria having all the conveniences of a big town, but with small town connections. New homes from four premier builders start in the $200s.
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