Let’s be honest: a lot of people have heard about Naples, Florida. It’s a pretty well known destination. Not as many people, however, are aware of a wonderful Florida town located just a little to the north. Known as “The Gateway to the Gulf” Bonita Springs’ motto "Small Town Charm Big Bright Future" aptly captures some of the potential of this great community.
Here are a few other reasons why living in Bonita Springs can be a great idea.
- The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs is an arts organization that hosts local, regional and national traveling art exhibitions. It also offers a year-long Performance Series featuring jazz, classical and rock music, dance and theater. There are also art classes in all disciplines and the center sponsors multiple community events. The organization's Bonita Springs National Art Festivals are held January, February and March in downtown Historic Bonita Springs and are highly regarded throughout the United States.
- Bonita Beach Park is a gorgeous 2.5-acre beachfront park that features a boardwalk and swimming area. Visitors will find Sand dunes and coastal vegetation surround a gazebo and 8 picnic shelters—making it a great place to get away for the day.
- Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is another wonderful nature area consisting of 342 acres of natural land and one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. It is located on the border of Collier and Lee Counties and accessible by Bonita Beach Road. In 2013, Forbes ranked the park's beach as the sixth best in the United States.
- Little Hickory Island Beach Park provides beach lovers with 10 beach accesses (that include public parking) located up and down Bonita Beach. (It’s no fun to go to the beach if you can’t find a place to park!)
- Wilderness and sanctuary areas are another big plus. Bonita Springs is located west of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a significant Bald Cypress reserve under management of the National Audubon Society.
- The Everglades Wonder Gardens features a large collection of Florida wildlife including exotic birds, panthers, alligators, flamingos and bears. The facility, originally opened in 1936 as both a wildlife exhibition and a refuge for injured animals, also boasts a botanical garden and a natural history museum.
You can also visit Lover's Key State Park—a 1,616-acre park comprised of four barrier islands—located within the city and just north of Bonita Beach. The park features nature trails for hiking and bicycling, a canoe launch, kayak and canoe rentals, acres of unspoiled mangroves and miles of pristine beaches. The islands and their waters area haven for wildlife and are home to West Indian Manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits and bald eagles.
Outdoor adventures are just part of what makes this community a great place to live. As a result of low business taxes, an abundance of inexpensive commercial office space, and a growing community of educated professionals, Bonita Springs is home to a growing number of businesses.
If you are interested in remodeling your home in Bonita Springs, we can help! At Reed Design-Build we can turn your existing home into the home of your dreams—whether it needs a major kitchen remodeling, a room addition, or a whole house remodeling. We’d love to help you turn your existing home (or a home you’re considering buying) into the perfect place to enjoy all that Bonita Springs has to offer!