Welcome to Bonita Springs
A charming small town in the heart of Florida's Southwestern Gulf Coast
Located at the halfway point between Fort Myers to the north and Naples to the south (both cities are a 30-minute drive away), Bonita Springs is the Gateway to the Gulf. Offering a mix of natural Gulfside landscapes and gorgeous luxury homes and communities, the area is an ideal place for those wanting an upscale lifestyle with easy access to nature.
Though incorporated in 1999, less than 25 years ago, people have called this area home for centuries. At the turn of the 20th century, the area proved popular for hunting and fishing. A few decades later, wildlife attractions spurred the tourism industry. Today, Bonita Springs is home to 60,000 residents, over 25 parks and recreational facilities, 23 golf courses, and five major beaches.
Many of the homes in Bonita Springs are magnificent Florida contemporaries, though you'll also find sleek modern builds and classic Mediterranean and Spanish-influenced designs. Oversized property lots are the rule, not the exception, and buyers have a choice between massive backyards, canal access, or golf course views. If you prefer a low-maintenance yet equally high-end lifestyle, there's a number of upscale condominiums with Gulf views from which to choose.
What to Love
- Small-town vibe perfect for families who love the outdoors
- A beach lovers dream with a variety of seaside experiences
- An opulent lifestyle with high-end shopping and dining
Bonita Springs might best be described as a luxury bedroom community by the beach. People move here to live a good life at a leisurely pace. The natural setting is well suited to those who enjoy venturing outdoors as often as possible. The city is a favorite among commuters and retirees who prefer to eschew the more populous cities to the north.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
If you love to shop, there are few better places in Southwest Florida to satisfy that desire than at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. With over 25 boutiques, restaurants, and professional services, the beautiful open-air shopping center is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or evening.
A favorite eatery at The Promenade is Roy's Restaurant. The iconic restaurant was first established in Honolulu and brought its distinctive Pacific flavors to Southwest Florida. For Bonita Springs' top waterfront dining experience, head to Coconut Jack's Waterfront Grille overlooking the Back Bay.
For one of Southwest Florida's most iconic and refined dining experiences, there's no other destination than Angelina's Ristorante, which has wowed its guests with exquisite Mediterranean fare and a 30-foot, 4,000 bottle wine tower for over a decade.
Things to Do
Along with its shopping and dining scene, Bonita Springs is rich with outdoor pursuits. Incredible for its size, the city features more than 50 parks, golf courses, and recreational facilities. Collectively, the city claims a nearly unmatched roster of beaches on its outer barrier island.
Often celebrated as one of the best beaches anywhere in the U.S., Bonita Springs' Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is a must-see for residents and visitors alike. Thanks to the shoreline's shallow waves, the 342-acre park sits on a barrier island and is perfect for families with young kids.
The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs offers the community a space to express its artistic side on a 10-acre campus. The center focuses on theater, film, and the visual arts and is the host of one of the nation's best national art festivals across three weekends in January, February, and March.
The Bonita Springs community is home to several outstanding educational institutions, both public and private, including: