Bonita Springs

Population: 49,807Median home value: $248,200 80 Ranks better than 94% of areas
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A+ Bonita Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Bonita Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Florida
Bonita Springs
1077% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bonita Springs cost of living
A- Bonita Springs Crime Total crime is 46% lower than Florida
Total crime
1,58642% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6442% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Bonita Springs crime
C+ Bonita Springs Employment Household income is 19% higher than Florida
Median household income
$58,4156% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,56539% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%33% lower than the US average
Bonita Springs employment
D- Bonita Springs Housing Home value is 49% higher than Florida
Median home value
$248,20034% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14521% higher than the US average
Home ownership
78%22% higher than the US average
Bonita Springs real estate or Bonita Springs rentals
B- Bonita Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
56%14% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Bonita Springs K-12 schools or Bonita Springs colleges

Living in Bonita Springs, FL

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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Compare Bonita Springs, FL Livability To Other Cities

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Living the Dream In Bonita Springs, FL

Living in Bonita Springs is like a dream, because I love beaches and beach-front locations. This city in Lee County, Florida sits within the Cape Coral-Fort Myers. Nestled right amid the southwest coast of Florida is this beautiful town of Bonita Springs. After my spouse moved here for business, we decided to settle here in this scenic city.

What we like about Bonita Springs is its year round balmy temperature. The climate here is neither too hot or nor too cold. You will experience a tropical climate in Bonita Springs with temperature averaging around 64 degree C. If you love beaches just like me, then you are going to enjoy in Bonita Springs. Bonita Springs Public Beach is one among the top beaches in this city. The beach area is lined with posh boutiques, restaurants and quaint shops. Nearby parking areas offer convenient parking options for all visitors. My kids love playing in the sand and catching a starfish often seen on the ocean floor.

Sometimes we pack our picnic baskets and go to the nearby Little Hickory Island Beach Park and the Barefoot Beach Preserve Park. For wildlife watching and bird viewing, the Everglades Wonder Gardens is a perfect spot near to this city. Art and history buffs will love exploring the Center of Arts of Bonita Springs and local art galleries. Golf enthusiast will find a wide choice of public and private golf venues in Bonita Springs.

The primary school district in Bonita Springs is the Lee County School District. The city is also served by the Southern Technical College, which has a branch in Bonita Springs. Cost of living is however 10 percent higher than Florida's average. Shopping in Bonita Bay is diverse with vast choices of local shops and quaint boutiques. For upscale shopping, we often stop by the Promenade at Bonita Bay.
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