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Bonita BayWest Coast Southern Florida
As the evening ushers in, a young fawn hesitantly walks out to graze beside her mother. A pair of eagles search for their evening meal along the marshes and mangrove stands in Bonita Bay. Picturesque and peaceful surroundings greet you each day in one of the finest Naples bundled golf communities located about an hour from downtown and about 45 minutes from Fort Myers in Bonita Springs, the “Gateway to the Gulf”. The region is unquestionably where you'll find amazing Naples FL retirement communities, both 55+ and non-age restricted communities with a large retirement population.
The Southwest Florida gated community was thoughtfully designed to preserve the natural beauty of the area while providing a vast array of amenities. Master real estate developer, the late David B. Shakarian, founder of GNC and Bonita Bay Properties, worked tirelessly to turn his dream of environmental stewardship and creative land use into reality. In 1985, his dream was realized and it's stunning. Throughout the years, Bonita Bay has stood by its principles and became a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 1995 and a recipient of numerous awards for environmental stewardship and outstanding landscaping.
Developed on 2,400 acres, 1,400 acres are designated open space with lakes, pathways, parks and lush mature foliage. Approximately 3,300 homes will reside at the project's completion. The huge master planned community has an impressive 12 mile biking and walking trail system connecting the 56 neighborhoods. Boaters can access the Gulf of Mexico from the marina via the Imperial River and Estero Bay. Bonita Bay is one of the rare Naples bundled golf communities with five championship golf courses.
BONITA BAY AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- Bonita Bay Club – Private Golf Club within Bonita Bay
- 55,000 square foot Main Golf Clubhouse with formal dining
- 8,200 square foot Naples Clubhouse with formal and casual dining
- 5 Championship Golf Courses
- 3 Courses at Bonita Bay Club West, all Designed by Arthur Hills
- 2 Additional Courses at Bonita Bay Naples Designed by Tom Fazio
- Tennis center - Rebuilt in 2010
- 18 Har-Tru Courts (13 Lighted for Night Play)
- 2 US Professional Association Master Professionals
- Spa, Fitness, and Swim Center
- 18,000 square foot facility redesigned in 2010
- New Life Fitness Equipment with Individual TV Monitors
- Classes in Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates, and More
- Licensed Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, Estheticians and Massage Therapists on Staff
- Spa with seven treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and relaxation lounge.
- Three Waterfront Parks
- Estero Bay Park
- Spring Creek Park
- Riverwalk Park
- Bonita Bay Marina
- Full Service Deepwater Marina with Direct Access to the Gulf of Mexico
- Waterfront Dining at Backwater Jacks
- Wet Slips and Dry Storage
- Fuel and Ship Store
- Bonita Bay Beach Park
- Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico
- Gazebos and Picnic Tables, Grills, Showers, Restrooms
- 12 miles of Walking and Biking Paths
Environmental preservation has long been a standard since planning for the Bonita Bay began in the early 1980s. It was designed to complement and strengthen the ecosystem, adopting principles of Xeriscape, water conservation and land management. In addition to living a highly active recreational lifestyle, the residents are committed to the community and the area, known and recognized for their philanthropic efforts, serving on the boards of not-for-profit organizations, volunteering countless hours for a variety of causes and being actively involved in a number of civic organizations to ensure a bright future for the area. Folks at Bonita Bay are proud to be part of the community and live at one of the best Naples bundled golf communities. More than two dozen social clubs include singing, bocce, pickleball, cooking and art classes. The tennis club is one of the busiest clubs in Southwest Florida with 25 active league teams.
Bonita Bay Club membership information:
- Golf Membership - Initiation Fee $85,000 - Annual Dues $14,500
- Sports Membership - Initiation Fee $35,000 - Annual Dues $5,500
Bonita Bay consists of 56 neighborhoods featuring a variety of homes to meet your personal needs. From luxury golf estates to hi-rise condominiums overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Single family homes and coach homes are priced from the low $300k's to over $4M. The Naples homes appeal to a wide array of tastes from a charming home of 2,500 square feet to an incredibly appointed, opulent estate of over 7,000 square feet. If maintenance free living is what you are looking for, you can find luxury detached and attached villas and new condos. The units offer square footage of 1500+ to almost 7000 square feet in a penthouse condo. The maintenance-free options are priced from the lower $200K to over $4M. Maintenance free living is an important attribute in Naples FL retirement communities. Bonita Bay HOA fees are approximately $2,600 per year.
The closest best schools serving Bonita Bay are the public schools of Bonita Springs Elementary, Bonita Springs Middle, and Estero High Schools. Additional options include Bonita Springs Charter School and Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy, both educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grades Private schools include Bobbie Noonans Child Care for preschool and kindergarten, Gospel Baptist Christian School serving children Pre-K through 12th, and Knox Academy for 7th through 12th grades.
As you stroll along one of the many pathways enjoying precious moments with your family, don't miss the manatees gliding along in the nearby waterway. Enjoy a vigorous tennis match or a competitive bocce match with your friends and family. Set your own pace of living in one of the area's finest Naples bundled golf communities.
Our real estate score for Bonita Bay in Bonita Springs Florida is 90.
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Master real estate developer, the late David B. Shakarian, founder of GNC and Bonita Bay Properties, worked tirelessly to turn his dream of environmental stewardship and creative land use into reality. In 1985, his dream was realized. Today, Bonita Bay is owned and managed by club members. Members purchased the Bonita Bay Club for $11.5 million in cash back in 2010.
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