Saturday, February 9, 2008

Local journalists document thriving Ave Maria Florida (the new university community)

For those considering Ave Maria Florida as a place to live or start a business, it is now clear that Ave Maria offers both a great atmosphere and a sound investment.

The recent spate of articles about the town - and swirl of development in the immediate area surrounding Ave Maria - speaks for itself, and the Incense editors especially invite polite comments from those living in Ave Maria or seriously considering doing so.

Ave Maria bucks trend with fast growth - It seems immune from slump - The new town of Ave Maria in Collier County is defying the real estate crash that has sent Southwest Florida and the country into the economic doldrums. Homes are being built, residents are moving in and commercial construction is robust....“That community was not built for speculators,” said Michael Timmerman, a real estate analyst with 25 years working in residential and commercial real estate.“That community was built for people who want to live and work and be part of an educational city. The rest of the market was influenced by speculators.”

Publix is coming to town of Ave Maria - Ave Maria’s developer has announced plans for a Publix supermarket to open in the new town as soon as the last quarter of this year.

About 170 have closed on homes in Ave Maria

Plans for town of Big Cypress submitted to reviewing agencies - Big Cypress would be the second new town to rise in eastern Collier County, the first being Ave Maria and Ave Maria University.

It's new, it's clean ... and it's affordable - Residents sing praises Ave Maria and its amenities - Ave Maria is affordable, new, clean and safe and next to a good school for her kids, she said.

New businesses in Ave Maria - Ave Maria Business Update
Already open: •The Secret Ingredient•Island Bike Shop•Pulte Homes Corporation•Lutgert Insurance•The Bean at Ave Maria•Quik Pack-N-Ship•Ave Maria Utility Company•Beckner Jewelry & Repairs•By Way of the Family •Ave Maria University's Follett Bookstore•Legatus Opening this month: •Emergency Physicians Network•Florida Community Bank Summer: Wilson Miller Inc.•Ave Maria Development•Cilantro Tamales•DHM Inc. dentist office•Salon D'Maria Spa•Cheffy, Passidomo, Wilson & Johnson•Club Car•Milano’s Pizzeria•Smoothie shop August: •BP gas station/Red Rabbit convenience store plus retail center tenants:•Lozano's Mexican Restaurant•China Gourmet•Pizza Shack•Pack & Ship•City Nails•Subway•Hair salon to be named•Mortgage and insurance office to be named 2009:•Publix (January 09)•Arthrex Manufacturing Inc.•Fifth Third Bank