15 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Bonita Springs


Moving to a new city is always a big decision and one shouldn’t take lightly. Before moving, you want to know as much as possible. If Bonita Springs is the next city you’re planning to move to, then this post is for you. 

In 2019 the town of Bonita Springs was rated the fifth best small town in the United States to retire in by Money Magazine.   Some of the reasons why according to the magazine:

      • Days of sunshine a year: 249

      • Median home price: $333,373

      • Lots of volunteer opportunities
      • Nice beaches
      •  57% of residents aged 50 and older.
      • Has a hub of community activities like farmers markets, local concerts and seasonal festivals throughout the year.
      • It is just a short drive to the bigger city of Naples.

Read on to find out more about Bonita Springs and see if it’s the place for you.

  1. Where is Bonita Springs Located?

The first thing we’ll look at is the location of the city. Bonita Springs is located at about 18 miles Southeast of Cape Coral, Florida and about 106 miles to the west of Miami.  It is found on both Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

  1. The Temperature in Bonita Springs

It’s location puts it in the tropical climate zone where temperatures can reach 65 °F / 18 °C in January and can become even hotter during the summertime.

If you’re a warm weather lover, then the weather here is perfect for you. Ask anyone who lives in the city and they’ll tell you so. Warm beautiful days are what you can expect from living in Bonita Springs. Come live in the city and you’re sure to fall in love with the weather here.

  1. The Population

As of the most recent census in 2017 the population of Bonita Springs was recorded at 56,088.  Between 2015 and 2016 it was the eighth fastest growing city in the United States according to Statistica.com and the US Census.  In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau listed Bonita Springs and nearby Fort Myers as two of the fifteen fastest-growing cities in the country.   As of 2017, Bonita Springs was also the fastest growing city in Florida according to CNN.

Here’s a breakdown of the different types of ethnicities living in the area:

  • 1% of the people are of white ethnicity
  • 1 % of the people are of black ethnicity
  • 7 % are of Asian ethnicity
  • 26% are Hispanic
  • 9% are Indian
  • 7% of the population makes up other ethnicities

As you can see this location is made up of diverse cultures and that fact alone makes the city a unique place to live in.

  1. The Beaches are Beautiful

The beaches are what stand out in Bonita Springs. The city has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the US. Its beautiful boardwalks allow for easy access to the beach.

If there’s one thing people come to Bonita Springs for it’s for the beautiful beaches. Bonita Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area and one where you can find the most people. If you’re the type of person who loves beautiful sunsets and long strolls on the beach you won’t be disappointed in Bonita Springs.

  1. Hurricanes are a concern

In September 2017, the area was hit by hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the area as a category 3 hurricane. This hurricane was one of the most devastating hurricanes in the history of hurricanes.  However, the city has been very diligent about spending funds to substantially improve drainage and plan for flood control.  But if you do move, look for a location that has a good elevation such as many of the properties a few miles east of I-75.

Although the weather down there is beautiful for most of the year, hurricanes are just another thing you want to keep in mind when thinking about moving here.

  1. The People are Nice

Probably you’re the type of person who just wants to be around nice people and if so, then Bonita Springs has your type of people. Most people who move to the city have one complaint and that is the people are so friendly. Great weather and great people, there’s no better combination.

  1. Bonita Beach Park

Located at the southern tip of Bonita Beach, Bonita Beach Park is the place to go if you’re looking to have fun with your family. There is a playground and a sand volleyball court. There are also shelters with grills so you can spend the afternoon grilling up some fun in the sun with your family.

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