Ave Maria (Florida)
Location in Florida
|State :||United States|
|County :||Collier County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||2,584 (as of:)|
|Height :||8 m|
|Postal code :||34142|
|GNIS ID :||2056437|
The site of the planned city is about 30 km away from Naples in Collier County . According to initial estimates of a population of 8,000 people (5,000 students and 3,000 other residents), the city is now designed for a capacity of approx. 20,000–22,500 residents.
The initiator, pizza multimillionaire Tom Monaghan , had the dream of " founding the first important Catholic university in the USA in 40 years". The city of the same name, Ave Maria, has been built around this university, the Ave Maria University .
- Official website (English)
- David Goeßmann: Campus without Sin , Spiegel-Online , July 14, 2006
- Welcome to a slice of the promised land: Inside the Catholic town being built by millionaire founder of Domino's Pizza - Daily Mail , July 19, 2013
- In God's name , Spiegel.de, December 22, 2007
- Catholics found a city , Rheinische Post online, December 1, 2011