Ave Maria Sun

Sweet! Town celebrates a top spot among master-planned communities



Ave Maria Development hosted “It’s Sweet Being #16” party one August afternoon in celebration of the town’s ranking as the 16th fastest-selling master-planned community in the United States by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. Festivities included trolley tours, refreshments, live music, candy bar and delights, and a healthy number of congratulatory remarks taken place in the Ave Maria New Home & Welcome Center and at the various sales centers of each of the four premiere builders that helped make this accomplishment a reality.

As part of the celebration, the trolley provided attendees a tour — and victory lap — of the bestselling neighborhoods.

“The event was the perfect opportunity for the public to learn why Ave Maria is ranked a top master-planned community and for them to experience a taste of the Ave Maria lifestyle, including our vibrant Town Center with dining, shops and services, our recreational amenities and our homes that offer affordable luxury,” says Michelle Mambuca, marketing and public relations manager for Barron Collier Companies, Ave Maria’s developer.



Mrs. Mambuca attributes the community’s positive momentum to several factors, among them:

¦ Home prices here are significantly lower than in comparable Florida communities.

¦ Residents enjoy a rewarding sense of community.

¦ The town offers an extensive selection of recreational amenities such as a water park, multiple golf courses, a fitness center and beautiful walking paths.

¦ There’s also an amphitheater, two parks offering different amenities, a Publix supermarket and free events throughout the year.

¦ Private grade schools and an accredited university are already here. A preschool recently opened, and Collier County Public Schools plan to open a new elementary school in the next couple of years.

“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,” Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria says.

All told, prospective home buyers are currently able to explore 25 designer-furnished models by CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar and Pulte Homes. New home prices range from the $200,000s to more than $500,000. At its build out, the town is expected to include up to 11,000 residences and 1.8 million square feet of retail, office and business park use in its 4,000 acres.

Ave Maria is at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais roads in eastern Collier County. For more information, visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

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