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Overview

Introduction to Bonita Springs, Florida

Bonita Springs, Florida is 18 miles SE of Cape Coral, Florida (center to center) and 106 miles W of Miami, Florida. It's situated along the Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Lee county. The Imperial River runs through the downtown area. The city has a tropical climate and the ambiance of a charming beach town. Bonita Springs includes upscale communities.

Bonita Springs History

In the 1870s, surveyors working for the United States Government explored the Southwest Florida region. After the workers left the region it was given the name "Survey." During the next few years only a small group of people settled in the Survey area. During the late 1800s huge plantations were established to grow pineapples, bananas and a variety of tropical fruits.

In 1912 a man from Tennessee made plans to expand the town of Survey. He decided the name Survey would not entice people to move to the area and the name was changed to Bonita Springs. It was named after the local medicinal spring.

Bonita Springs Attractions

The Promenade offers unique shops and a variety of restaurants. The Florida Everblades team is popular with hockey enthusiasts. The Germain Arena hosts various types of entertainment including popular concerts. Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track is located in Bonita Springs.

Bonita Springs Activities

The Gulf of Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches. Bonita Beach Park includes a boardwalk and a swimming area. Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is one of the remaining undeveloped barrier islands situated on the southwest coast of Florida. Little Hickory Island Beach Park is popular with residents and tourists. The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary includes a large pristine wetlands area and offers nature tours to see manatee, turtles and a variety of birds, including white wood storks. Lover's Key State Park is a vast acreage consisting of four barrier islands.

The Everglades Wonder Gardens includes a wide variety of wildlife including exotic birds, panthers and bears. Estero Bay is a great place for fishing. The city features freshwater lakes which provide excellent fishing opportunities. The city offers some great golf courses such as Bonita Fairways, Highlands, Golf & Country Club, Spring Run Golf Club and Bonita Springs Golf Club. Delnor-Wiggins Pass, Caloosahatchee River, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve and Cayo Costa state parks are popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Bonita Springs Transportation

Southwest Florida International Airport is close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,807
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens38.4%
Employed Population 16+17,845
Age of the Population56

Families

% of people married59.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,243
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,554
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,189

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,446
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,145
Median House Value$248,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.2%
Irish11.5%
English9.8%
Italian7.3%
Polish3.1%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.4%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Russian1.1%
Canadian1%
West Indian1%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
German0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.2%
US/American0.2%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
South African0.1%
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Bonita Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lee County
Standard Zip Codes34135, 34134
P.O. Box Zip Codes34133, 34136
Phone Area Codes239
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.34
Approximate Longitude-81.78

Bonita Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNAPLES
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp62 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp68 to 87 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationFORT MYERS (PAGE AP)
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp55 to 75 F
Apr Temp63 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches
StationIMMOKALEE 3 NNW
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp50 to 75 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cape Coral170,063$57,381
Fort Myers71,051$49,643
Fort Myers Beach6,801$73,895
Naples20,980$126,936
North Fort Myers40,642$53,293
Sanibel7,044$122,471

Bonita Springs Public Schools

Bonita Springs Charter School
25380 Bernwood Dr
ZIP: 34135
(239) 992-6932
Primary
Total Enrollment 1302
Bonita Springs Elementary School
10701 Dean St Se
ZIP: 34135
(239) 992-0801
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Bonita Springs Middle Center For The Arts
10141 W Terry St
ZIP: 34135
(239) 992-4422
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
Bonita Springs Preparatory And Fitness Academy
28011 Performance Ln
ZIP: 34135
(239) 498-6864
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Richard Milburn Academy South
9230 Brookwood Ct Bldg 7
ZIP: 34135
(239) 949-9049
Spring Creek Elementary School
25571 Elementary Way
ZIP: 34135
(239) 947-0001
Primary
Total Enrollment 751

Bonita Springs Private Schools

Gospel Baptist Christian School
24861 Old 41 Rd
ZIP: 34135
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 88
Knox Academy
28411 Race Track Rd
ZIP: 34135
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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