Naples Pier on the beach at sunset in Naples, Florida

A 14,000-square-foot expansion is underway at the Oasis Club in Del Webb Naples.

Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria is one of the largest and most desirable 55+ communities in Southwest Florida, and it’s an attractive option for homebuyers looking for a place to begin their Florida retirement. One of its best amenities is the 15,000-square-foot clubhouse called the Oasis Club.

Ground has just broken on a clubhouse expansion. In addition to the Oasis Club, residents at Del Webb Naples will soon have access to the Grand Hall and the extra 14,000 square feet that come with it. 

According to Richard McCormick, president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division, the second clubhouse will provide space for amenities and social gatherings. It’s a direct response to the needs of an active adult population buying new and resale homes within the community. Once complete, it’ll be the largest amenity space in the area.

Del Webb Naples Grand Hall: A Preview 

The Grand Hall is projected to open in early 2020. It’ll include a large social hall and a catering kitchen that will easily facilitate entertaining and food preparation during community events and social gatherings. A veranda with sweeping views of the well-landscaped grounds will also be constructed, so residents will be able to gather and socialize outdoors. There will also be additional rooms for cards and games, making it easier to host club meetings and activities. 

Social calendars are always full at Del Webb Naples, making this extra space absolutely essential to the function and comfort of the community. Game nights and movie nights are frequent. Homeowners also enjoy getting together for book discussions, card clubs, and dinner shows. Regular performances take place as well as impromptu get-togethers. There are clubs for arts and crafts and pottery as well as travel and cooking. The space will be well-used and appreciated by current and future homebuyers.

At Del Webb Naples, there’s a full-time lifestyle director, and at the Grand Hall, residents can expect to enjoy wine tastings and art classes. With the construction of this new space, the calendar of events and activities will grow longer and more diverse.

Expanding the Del Webb Naples Oasis Club 

It’s hard to imagine adding more space and additional activity options to a clubhouse that’s already full of interesting things to enjoy. At the Oasis Club, residents of Del Webb Naples can get some exercise in the modern fitness center, which includes weightlifting and cardio equipment. There’s also a movement studio for aerobics and yoga. A steam room, sauna, and locker room create a functional and pleasant space in which to relax after a workout.

The Oasis Club has a gathering room and an activities room, as well as an arts and crafts studio. There’s a library and a continuing education center as well as a cafe and a restaurant called The Rusty Putter Bar and Grille. There’s a three-lane lap pool for fitness-minded swimmers as well as a relaxing resort-style pool that comes with a spacious patio and a soothing spa. Residents enjoy tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts. 

Panther Run Golf Club is its own amenity center, especially for active adults who want to find Naples homes for sale on a golf course. It’s an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Gordon Lewis, well-known for his architectural vision when it comes to scenic golf courses appropriate for all levels of play. There are practice facilities including a driving range and a putting green, as well as a pro shop.

Exploring Naples Real Estate at Del Webb Naples

Ave Maria is a master-planned community that’s less than half an hour away from Naples and the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Ave Maria, Del Webb Naples is a 55+ community which provides a range of housing options for homebuyers considering a Florida retirement within a community that’s serene, well-located, and full of amenities and activities.

There are 2,000 single-family and attached homes available in resale models or new construction designs. The Carriage Collection features four floor plans ranging from 1,457 to 1,868 square feet. There are two or three bedrooms and two full bathrooms; some models have an extra half bathroom. An attached one-car garage is also included, and these resale properties start in the high $100s. 

Attached villas are also available. The Serenity model has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,543 square feet. Four additional attached home models are available in the Villa Collection.

For buyers seeking single-family homes, there are dozens of options. The Garden Series has six floor plans with two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as attached two-car garages. Many models also have dens.

The Classic Series has an additional nine floor plans with two or three bedrooms, dens, and two-car garages. The Estate Series offers larger models, and the Classic Collection and Signature Collection offer additional floor plan models and options. All single-family homes range from 1,157 to 2,852 square feet.

Living in Naples and Ave Maria

Buying a home at Del Webb Naples means a lot more than an expanded amenity center that includes the newly constructed Grand Hall. It also means easy access to travel routes like Interstate 75, which takes residents to Naples and other area cities like Fort Myers, Venice, and even Miami. 

Residents have access to all the expanded amenities and functions at the all-ages Ave Maria community. They also find plenty to do at the beach, in the shopping centers, and within the walls of South Florida’s finest museums and galleries.

Visiting Naples Beach is easy, and the Naples Pier is a fun spot for souvenir shops, beach supplies, and refreshments at Cosmos Pizzeria. It’s also an excellent spot to watch a sunset. For art and shopping, visit 5th Avenue South, a promenade of local boutiques, art galleries, and Main Street-style events. In the northern part of the city, residents and visitors enjoy Artis, where there’s an art museum as well as live performances throughout the year.