West of Vanderbilt Drive, south of Bonita Beach Road, on the cusp of the line between Lee and Collier Counties...is a corner of Southwest Florida with some of the nicest homes and the friendliest residents to be found. Some call Bonita Shores the perfect location – right near the main thoroughfares that open the way to Fort Myers, Bonita Springs proper and Naples, the region’s gems – yet far enough away to be considered an peaceful retreat. Others just call it home.
Quite literally on the shores of Little Hickory Bay and several lesser bays and waterways, Bonita Shores started out as a community for retirees many years ago. Today the area attracts a variety of full-time residents including many young families. The Gulf of Mexico beaches are so close it is little wonder why this area is so coveted. In fact, in the past few years there has been a very low residential turnover. When homes or lots do become available, they are quickly scooped up.
All the natural amenities of Southwest Florida are at your doorstep in Bonita Shores. The beach, just a couple of miles away is unmatched in beauty and a hot spot for the regional past time of “shelling”, boasting both quality and variety. Numerous waterways provide opportunities to enjoy boating and fishing. Nature preserves dot the area and are perfect for hiking and bird watching; and of course, there is the climate itself, which lends perfectly to the active outdoor lifestyle