Bonita Springs, FL

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Bonita Springs, FL

About Bonita Springs, FL

Bonita Springs, Florida is a beautiful and welcoming town located on the Southwest coast of the Sunshine State. With its pristine beaches and lush tropical vegetation, Bonita Springs offers plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy nature. Visitors can explore the area's unique culture with a visit to one of its many local attractions, while outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the rivers, springs, and paddle board tours that are offered in the area. Plus, with its convenient location close to Naples and Miami, visitors have easy access for a day trip if desired. With so much to offer, it's no wonder why Bonita Springs remains a popular destination year-round! Mid-sized-city complex - Gulf coast, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg.

State: Florida
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area
City: Bonita Springs
Zip Codes: 34135 34110 34134
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level

Fort Myers, on the southern Florida Gulf Coast, is a quiet city famous for its palm-tree lined streets. Not a typical beach town, it nonetheless maintains a tropical flavor, attracts some tourists, and is home to several baseball spring-training camps. It is also home to a large number of retirees. Offshore islands Sanibel and Captiva are more touristy, although both are restrained in development compared to other areas in the state. Cape Coral, just to the southwest, is a relatively large and new planned community even more popular with retirees, 115 square miles in all, located along canals and the waterfront. Although Fort Myers is better known, Cape Coral is actually the larger community.

The Florida climate is generally pleasant, and the southerly and slightly inland location of Fort Myers provides particularly nice and dry winter weather. But on the downside, the area is far from big-city amenities such as arts and culture, entertainment, and air service. While employment has been a concern at times, current and future projections are strong. The area is also spread out and growing more so, creating some sprawl-related problems.

Fort Myers is located on the south bank of the Caloosahatchee River about 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The terrain is level and low with a mix of coastal plain and wet oak, magnolia, and evergreen forests. The climate is subtropical with a strong Gulf influence. High temperatures generally range from the low 60’s in winter to the low 80’s in summer. Winters are mild with many bright, warm days and moderately cool nights. Occasional cold snaps drop temperatures to the 30’s, but rarely to the 20’s.

About two-thirds of annual precipitation occurs June through September, mostly as cooling late afternoon thunderstorms 2 out of every 3 days. There are frequent long dry periods in winter. Late summer and fall tropical storms and hurricanes cause occasional torrential downpours, delivering perhaps 6 to 10 inches in 24 hours.

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Bonita Springs Cost of Living

Attractive downtown, baseball spring training , and winter climate make Bonita Springs a great place to live.

+39.4% higher than avg
+11.9% higher than avg
$1,307 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+12.2% higher than avg
Bonita Springs Crime
47.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Bonita Springs
   Attractive downtown
Tourist impact
   Baseball spring training
Hurricane risk
   Winter climate
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Over 3 years ago

We moved to Bonita Springs in January 2021 and have been here about seven months. Overall, the city is clean and the people are friendly. We like the shopping options at  More

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Pure bologna. It is a fantastic area. We moved here full time in 2018 and this town is amazing. You are part of a metro of close to 1,000,000 population and yet have the  More

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Over 13 years ago

The corner of nowhere - you have to drive the same two or three roads to get anywhere, so you are stuck with the same places to go  More

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