Bonita Springs was once named Survey, after the U.S. government workers left the area. The name of Bonita Springs was given to the area (named for a local medicinal spring) in 1912 after a man from Tennessee moved to the area. He had plans for expansion and decided the name Survey would not draw any residents.
Situated just north of Naples and just south of Estero & Fort Myers, Bonita Springs real estate is popular given its central location along the west coast of Florida. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the secluded Little Hickory Island Beach Park. Another well-known beach is Barefoot Beach at the end of Bonita Beach Rd. It is one of the few undeveloped barrier islands in the state. With million-dollar homes nearby, the beach and its respective preserve, span 342 acres.
Bonita Springs currently ranks in the top 10 fastest growing areas in the southeast according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s beaches, laid-back lifestyle and centralized location on the west, make it a perfect residential location.
Local and visiting nature enthusiasts can be found kayaking up and down Imperial River in the hopes of spotting a manatee or two. Heavily lined with ancient cypress trees, you are sure to spot herons, turtles and maybe some other unexpected wildlife.
Bonita Springs has many communities to choose from whether you wish to golf or simply hang out by the pool. Bonita Fairways, a golfing community with no mandatory fees, has condos as well as new construction in both single-family homes and condos. Newer construction in Bonita Springs is alive and well as can be seen with communities such as Bonita National Golf & Country Club and Valencia Bonita, a 55+ community. If a more established community is what you are seeking, Bonita Bay offers all property types from homes, villas and new modern high rises.
Locals and visitors can be found in Promenade on Saturdays attending the local farmers market. When the farmers market shuts down, you will find them strolling through the stores or enjoying some local fare. Throughout the year, you can find festivals such as the Blue Grass festival and Taste of Bonita. Historic Old 41 or Downtown Bonita Springs is getting a face lift including brick-paver streets and fresh landscaping. Visiting this part of town is a little step back in time.
Bonita Springs offers small town charm with a location close to all the modern conveniences one might need. Had the name not changed, you just might be searching for Survey real estate rather than Bonita Springs real estate!
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