The Ave Maria development in eastern Collier County
Coral Gables-based CC Homes and two other home builders sold a total of 164 new homes in the first half of the year at Ave Maria, a planned college town in Collier County near Naples.
CC Homes, Del Webb and Pulte Homes have a combined total of 22 model homes at Ave Maria with prices starting in the high $100,000s. The builders are constructing new homes with two to six bedrooms and more than 40 floor plans.
Amenities at Ave Maria include an on-site water park, a golf club, a shopping and dining district, and a Publix supermarket, plus sports fields and playgrounds. The town is the home of Ave Maria University, a private Catholic university founded in 2003.
When the planned town is built out, Ave Maria is expected to have as many as 11,000 residences and 1.7 million square feet of stores, offices and business-park facilities.