Del Webb Naples is a magnificent active adult community in the lively hometown of Ave Maria in Southwest Florida. The 5,000-acre Ave Maria master planned community is centered around an intimate town square and Ave Maria University. Residents of the 55+ Del Webb Naples will enjoy world-class amenities, a vibrant lifestyle and gorgeous homes.
Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria, FL is part of a new concept in retirement living. Here residents of the age-restricted Del Webb community will have the opportunity to live, grow and learn alongside families and students of Ave Maria. It is small town living at its finest, where neighbors know each other by name and friendships span generations. The community offers everything many retirees crave in their ideal retirement living scenario: warm south Florida weather, continuing education opportunities, close proximity to a town center, top-notch amenities, reasonably priced homes and a lifestyle scarcely matched by any community in the country. It is easy to understand why Del Webb Naples and Ave Maria might be the perfect destination for active retirement living.
About Ave Maria
Ave Maria, Florida was conceived in 2002 by the partnership of land developer Barron Collier and Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza and Catholic philanthropist. Their dream was to build an entirely self-sustained community around a new Catholic University with the idea that living and learning should come together in a friendly, hometown environment. In 2006, construction of the Mediterranean themed Ave Maria, FL commenced and upon completion it will be home to 8,000 households.
Ave Maria is comprised of two distinct enclaves. The all-ages, family oriented Pulte Homes communities surround the University and Town Center. On the southern half of the parcel Del Webb in Ave Maria is constructing a lavish 55+ age-restricted community. Del Webb Naples is expected to comprise approximately 35 percent of the households in Ave Maria and contain around 3,800 homes when completed.
Del Webb Naples Amenities
As a resident of Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Active adult homeowners in Del Webb Naples will get exclusive access to the planned amenity centers in the age-restricted Del Webb neighborhood, as well as enjoy use of the world-class amenities offered to all Ave Maria residents. The Club Campus is the first amenity center planned for Del Webb Naples that is expected to be completed in 2012. This 36,000 square-foot facility will host a resort-style pool, ballroom, billiards room, craft and hobby studios card rooms and more. The Club Campus will include a beautiful veranda that overlooks the 18-hole Golf Club at Del Webb.
The completed 18-hole Golf Club at Del Webb Ave Maria is a magnificent Troon Golf course that winds through Del Webb Naples. The Golf Club at Del Webb was designed by legendary golf course architect Gordon Lewis. It includes a large practice facility with an aqua driving range, five practice greens, a short game area and a fully stocked pro shop. Residents of Del Webb Naples receive a complimentary membership with their home purchase. Members enjoy discounted green fees or can purchase full golf memberships that offer unlimited golf.
Ave Maria Amenities
As part of the Ave Maria master plan, residents of Del Webb Naples also enjoy access to the many wonderful amenities throughout the all-ages portion of the development. At the heart of Ave Maria, FL is La Piazza, a vibrant Mediterranean-themed town center with intimate boutiques, casual and fine dining restaurants and gathering places. The town center surrounds the Oratory Church and a sprawling courtyard. The square is anchored by lively retail and commercial outlets such as a Publix grocery store, gas station, ice cream parlor, bank, salon, book store, jewelry store and florist.
There are two planned community centers in Ave Maria that will each include a fine assortment of attractive amenities. Construction of the community centers began in 2010. The North Community Center is a family oriented clubhouse that will include an indoor basketball court, state-of-the-art fitness center, spinning and aerobics studios, short-term day care and multi-purpose rooms. Adjacent to the North Community Center will be the Ave Maria Tennis Center, which will include 17 Har-Tru tennis courts, a stadium-style court and pro shop. On the south side of Ave Maria, the South Fitness Center will be a more adult oriented facility adjacent to Del Webb Naples. The facility is planned to include a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool and spa, aerobics studio, massage rooms and men's and women's steam rooms.
There are many small neighborhood parks throughout Ave Maria plus two large completed community parks. The North Park includes soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic pavilions and a playground. The South Park adjacent to Del Webb Naples has a softball field, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, horseshoe pits, an amphitheatre, dog park and picnic pavilions.
The completed Ave Maria Water Park is a great place for adults to exercise as well as the perfect spot to take grandkids when they come to visit. The Water Park includes a resort-style pool with beach entry, a fitness pool with 25-meter lap lanes and a kids pool with waterslides and interactive play features. There is also water volleyball, water aerobics classes, a beach volleyball court, picnic pavilions and concessions at the Ave Maria Water Park.
Del Webb Naples Homes & Real Estate
Construction of Del Webb Naples began in 2006 and there are already many happy homeowners enjoying life in the community. Between 2006 and 2010 Del Webb offered six single family home models that ranged in size from 1,515 to 2,334 square feet. There are also four Carriage Collection attached model homes available on a resale only basis. Carriage homes are two level buildings with units on the first and second floor and attached one-car garages.
In 2010, Del Webb Naples had a re-grand opening where they unveiled 11 new single family home models between 1,157 and 2,611 square feet. True to all Del Webb communities, the homes in Del Webb Naples offer exquisite single level living and floor plans designed around the needs of today's active adult homebuyers. Low maintenance homes coupled with expansive great rooms, gourmet kitchens and ample outdoor living space are hallmark on most homes in Del Webb Naples. All single family homes include at least two to three bedrooms, two to three baths and two-car garages with some larger plans offering optional golf cart garages.
Del Webb Naples Lifestyle
Del Webb is known for creating communities that cater to adults who want to stay both physically and socially active. Del Webb Naples is no exception. Hundreds of homeowners are already enjoying the Del Webb lifestyle that includes a multitude of clubs, activities and fun events that serve the eclectic tastes of Del Webb Naples homeowners.
Regardless of your passions in life, you are sure to find other like-minded residents in Del Webb Naples who share your desire to live life to the fullest. A full-time activities and lifestyle director is regularly coordinating an exciting lineup of community events that provide entertainment everyday of the week. Popular clubs such as ladies bridge, men's and ladies golf, pickleball, bocce ball and book clubs meet on a regular basis and more groups are being formed every month at Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria, FL.
For active adults looking to expand their knowledge through continuing education courses Ave Maria University will offer a variety of classes geared toward older adults. The Catholic themed university will eventually grow to an enrollment of 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The university will have a full curriculum of traditional liberal arts, sciences and engineering programs, and a comprehensive graduate program offering masters and doctoral degrees.
Del Webb Naples is nestled 35 miles east of downtown Naples. It is located off of Oil Well Road just south of Immokalee, FL. This quiet stretch of unspoiled southwest Florida provides all the benefits of comfortable south Florida living but without the crowds and expenses of the coastal areas. When Del Webb Naples residents want to enjoy the excitement of downtown Naples or visit the scenic beaches that stretch along the Gulf of Mexico, they are less than an hour drive away. Or, two hours to the east are exciting destinations like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
- Club Campus - 36,000 Sq. Ft. Clubhouse
- 18-Hole Golf Club at Del Webb
- Resort-Style Pool & Spa
- Conference Room
- Card Room
- Craft & Hobby Studio
- Game Room
- Publix Grocery Store
- Gas Station
- Coffee Shop
- Ice Cream Parlor
- Book Store
- Jewelry Store
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Spin Bike Studio
- Indoor Basketball Court
- Indoor Pool & Spa
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Men's & Women's Steam Rooms and Saunas
- 17 Har-Tru Tennis Courts
- Stadium Tennis Court
- Pro Shop
- Pickleball Courts
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Outdoor Amphitheater
- Picnic Pavilion
- Pet Park
- Concession Stand
- Softball Field
- Basketball Court
- Soccer Fields
- Picnic Pavilion
- Concession Stand
- 25-Meter Lap Pool
- Resort-Style Pool with Beach Entry
- Kids Pool
- Sand Volleyball Court
There are plenty of activities available in Del Webb Naples. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Pickle ball
- Bocce ball
- Game/trivia nights
- Card clubs
- Movie nights
My husband and I have already made new friends here and have been busy checking out all there is to do. The clubhouse is wonderful, very nice swimming pools and golf too. Our new neighbors went out of their way to make us feel welcome and even brought over some fresh baked muffins! I feel like we're part of a very nice community here.
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