The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida has been recognized as one of Florida’s fastest growing communities with a focus on an active lifestyle for its residents. Healthcare, however, also plays an important role in the quality of life for its 5,000 residents. Ave Maria is currently home to a walk-in clinic, dentist, veterinarian, hearing center, holistic physical therapy provider and chiropractor. Braden Clinic just received the nod of approval from the state of Florida when it received its certificate of need to begin construction of a 25-bed hospital in Ave Maria.
“Ave Maria is home to active adults and young families, where essential medical services play an important role whether it’s cardiac care or obstetric care,” states Andrea McLendon, marketing director for Ave Maria Development. “By providing our residents several different types of healthcare directly in-town and a few minutes from their home, we can give them quality of life and peace of mind.” According to Healthy People 2020, regular and reliable access to health services can prevent disease and disability, detect and treat illnesses or other health conditions, increase quality of life, reduce likelihood of premature death, and increase life expectancy.
The town of Ave Maria has been designed as self-sustaining, with all daily conveniences located in-town and within a short distance of residential neighborhoods. A fully amenitized lifestyle awaits new home buyers featuring a central Town Center with shops, restaurants, medical offices, fitness center, and Publix Supermarket. Outdoor recreation in-town includes private waterpark with resort and lap pools, concession and beach volleyball, outdoor amphitheater, miles of biking and walking paths, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, tennis and bocce courts, and basketball, baseball and soccer fields. A full-time lifestyle director assists in programming free town events including outdoor concerts, arts festivals, weekly farmer markets, holiday events, and monthly first Friday themed social events.
Setting the pace for new home sales in Southwest Florida, the town of Ave Maria has been named the fastest-selling community for the past five consecutive years as well as the 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year. It is located approximately 40-mintues from the sugary sand beaches of Naples and 70-minutes from the vibrant city life of Ft Lauderdale. At its build out, the town may include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. A welcome center is open daily, and visitors are encouraged to take a tour. To visit Ave Maria, take I-75 southbound to Exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, a little over 3 hours from The Villages. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.