I have had a home in southwest Florida for almost a decade, but had never been to Ave Maria before.
Ave Maria is a Catholic community centered on a huge church (the Oratory) and university.
It is the brainchild of Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza and an ardent Catholic.
Ave Maria is way the heck out there, in remote eastern Collier County.
Twenty miles beyond U.S. Route 75, on ever more desolate roads.
The law school is in a far more accessible location, 20 miles west, just off the highway.