Hammocks and greenspace outside the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa on Estero Bay in Bonita Springs, Florida

Bonita Springs is a lovely place for active adults seeking all the benefits of a Florida retirement.

Bonita Springs is a convivial community on the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Fort Myers and north of Naples. It’s easily accessible from Interstate 75, close to airports, shopping, and beaches, and an ideal community for active adults who may be considering a Florida retirement.

Buyers looking for Bonita Springs real estate have some impressive options. Take a look at these amenity-rich communities in well-located neighborhoods. 

1. Valencia Bonita

Mid $400s - Low $1Ms

Photo of a waterfall fountain with palm trees in back and a sign that reads "Valencia Bonita" centered in the front.

New construction single-family and attached homes are available in Valencia Bonita.

New construction single-family and attached homes are available in Valencia Bonita, a 55+ community close to the beach and multiple golf courses. The waterfront clubhouse is 45,000 square feet of meeting and recreational space, including a fitness center, ballroom, sports lounge, and cooking studio. Residents will be able to relax with neighbors at indoor and outdoor cafes and bars. There will also be a lap pool, a wading pool, a resistance pool, and a resort-style pool and patio. Pickleball and basketball courts will be available as well as eight tennis courts, a dog park, and a fire pit.

Five new home collections are offered at Valencia Bonita. These properties range in size, price, and type. The Signature Collection has features attached models ranging from 1,738 to 2,024 square feet with two or three bedrooms, den space, and an attached two-car garage. More than 15 single-family models are available, ranging from 2,015 to 3,350 square feet with two to four bedrooms. The attached garages have space for two or three cars, and buyers can choose a model with game rooms, upgraded kitchens, walk-in pantries, and French doors leading to spacious outdoor patios.

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2. Carousel Cove at Bonita Fairways

High $200s - Mid $300s

For resale homes in a 55+ community that comes with golf course living, buyers will want to check out Carousel Cove at Bonita Fairways. There are only 105 single-family homes in this active adult community, a section of the Bonita Fairways master-planned neighborhood. The single-family homes for sale are 865 to 2,152 square feet with two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as an attached two-car garage. Some homes have private pools and vaulted ceilings.

The 18-hole executive golf course designed by Gordon Lewis comes along with a pro shop and practice facilities, including a driving range and a putting green. Membership to the golf club is optional. Additional amenities include a clubhouse with a fitness center, a game room, a library, a billiards room, a poker area, and several meeting rooms for clubs and special events. Outside, there’s a pool and spa, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and shuffleboard courts. Carousel Cove at Bonita Fairways is also a mere five miles from the beach.

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3. Pelican Landing

Low $100s - High $4Ms

The beige stone entrance sign for Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs, Florida surrounding by trees and shrubbery

Pelican Landing was built with the intention of preserving the natural habitat or the area.

Nature lovers will especially appreciate the Bonita Springs homes for sale in Pelican Landing. This active adult community was built with the intention of preserving the natural habitats and native plants that existed in the area before development began. It’s close to the aquatic preserve at Estero Bay and full of sabal palms, wetlands, and towering oak trees. Residents take pride in caring for the community and its environment; the community is home to a butterfly garden, a private beach park, a canoe and kayak park, and a nature library.

There’s also an 18-hole golf course and several practice facilities available for residents. Additional amenities include a large tennis facility with a dozen courts and a pro shop. The resale homes of the community come in a wide variety of models, from condos perfect for downsizing to spacious six-bedroom estates. Buyers can also look forward to water and golf course views.

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4. Lighthouse Bay

Low $200s - High $300s

Photo of the outdoor pool and amenity complex with palm trees scattered around located in Lighthouse Bay, Bonita Springs, Florida

Homeowners can take advantage of five outdoor pools, a sundeck, six tennis courts, and miles of hiking trails.

For attached homes that offer low-maintenance living, buyers should tour Lighthouse Bay. This active lifestyle community in not age-restricted and offers lakefront living with 13 fishing lakes as well as a tranquil nature preserve. Part of The Brooks master-planned community, Pelican Landing has a boathouse as well as a boat dock. Water lovers will want to find a home here, where there’s always something to catch and acres of wildlife waiting to be explored.

The other amenities add to the charms. There’s a clubhouse with a fitness center and a sauna that includes a cold plunge. Residents can enjoy the massage room and the indoor pool as well as the computer and learning centers that include language and arts education. Homeowners can also take advantage of five outdoor pools, a sundeck, six tennis courts, and more than 13 miles of hiking and walking trails. The resale homes featured include two-bedroom condos, duplex homes with three bedrooms, and spacious single-family homes.

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5. Bonita Lakes

Mid $500s - Low $1Ms

For a little bit of luxury and a lot of living space, there’s Bonita Lakes, an active adult community with upscale new and resale homes. Two collections are featured: the Executive Collection, which has seven models, and the Estates Collection with its additional six floor plans. Properties range from 2,058 to 4,354 square feet with two and five bedrooms. Homes may have dens, upgraded appliances, outdoor space, and attached two- or three-car garages.

Amenities include an outdoor pool with lap lanes. There’s also a clubhouse with a fitness center and a social room with a catering kitchen. Outdoors, residents can play on the bocce ball and tennis courts or walk and bike on the miles of scenic paths. A homeowners' association is available to take care of exterior maintenance, landscaping, facilities upkeep, street lighting, and street maintenance. With less time spent on petty tasks, members of the community can participate in community events. Furthermore, Bonita Lakes is right off Interstate 75, making trips to other parts of Florida easy.

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