Located in the state of Florida, Bonita Springs is a moderately-sized city with a population of 49,807 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Bonita Springs is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Based on an average age of 56, Bonita Springs appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. Bonita Springs is known to be family friendly as more than 86% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 84% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bonita Springs could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around Bonita Springs, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.
Bonita Springs, FL receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #172 in Florida and #1,667 in the USA. Compared to the national average, Bonita Springs ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Bonita Springs has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bonita Springs has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+), weather (A-) and education (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Bonita Springs. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (D) and housing (D-).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Bonita Springs has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Everglades Wonder Gardens, Barefoot Beach Preserve, and Adventures Kayaking.
Assuming that Bonita Springs meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Bonita Springs. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Bonita Springs are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Bonita Springs come in at $248,200, which is 48.8% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bonita Springs, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 26.5% higher than the Florida average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Bonita Springs were 0.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.8%.
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