Ave Maria ranks among the top 25 planned communities nationwide

According to their annual reports, two leading national real estate consulting firms, RCLCO Real Estate Consulting and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, have named Ave Maria, Florida one of the top 25 planned communities for sale in the United States. Ave Maria had a record 646 new home sales in 2021, placing the development on both lists as the highest-ranked community in all of Collier County.

RCLCO ranks Ave Maria 24th in its annual list of the top 50 best-selling planned communities. “With an impressive 28% growth in new home sales, Ave Maria of Collier County has risen to the 24th best-selling planned community in the nation for 2021, up from 39th in 2020. This continued success is expected be seen as a testament to the careful planning and investment in creating community places that Barron Collier Companies has made to distinguish the Ave Maria community from its competitors,” says report author Karl Pischke of RCLCO.

Ave Maria climbs 13 positions on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s 2020 Annual Report list, ranking as the 25th best-selling planned community in the country. “Ave Maria ranked among the top 25 best-selling planned communities in 2021 with nearly 650 sales, an increase of 28% over the previous year. The small-town charm and natural surroundings of Ave Maria attract retirees as well as families. With its expansive sidewalks, water park, parks and retail offerings, Ave Maria offers something for all shoppers, all within a safe, community-focused master plan,” reports Lesley Deutch , managing director at John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

Various types of housing, from condominiums to semi-detached villas to single-family homes with views of the lake, reserve, and golf course, are offered in the planned community. Twenty designer model homes are open daily and prices range from $200 to $600. CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes are the residential builders. On-site amenities include a water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, trails, bocce and tennis courts, downtown with Publix supermarket , a shopping center with a Mobil gas station, private schools from kindergarten to university and free entertainment throughout the year.


Ave Maria was named Community of the Year 2015-2021, the best-selling single-family home community in Southwest Florida, one of the top 25 planned communities in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, was named Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria is a self-contained town featuring shopping and dining, job opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools. When built, the city will include up to 11,000 residences and 1.8 million square feet of retail, office and business parks within 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 downtown. Take I-75, exit 111, follow signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 25 minutes. For more information, please visit http://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.

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