Bonita Springs is on Florida’s southern Gulf coast near Naples. It has picturesque beaches as well as wild and natural state parks and county preserves. There’s also lots of golf, shopping, and cultural attractions, making it an ideal place to plan a Florida retirement.
Buyers looking for Bonita Springs real estate have a lot of options, but many homes for sale can be on the pricey side. If you’re on a budget and you want a planned community with a lot of value and a low price tag, consider some of these active adult communities that are welcoming and affordable.
Mid $100s - Mid $400s
For luxury golf course living that doesn’t come with an extreme price, consider Worthington Country Club, an active adult community without age restrictions. It's the ideal setting for active adults who appreciate top-notch amenities and comfortable homes in a desirable location.
The condos offer low-maintenance living with 1,135 to 1,425 square feet, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. There are also two- and three-bedroom carriage homes and villas for buyers who don’t want the expense of a large estate home.
The community has a clubhouse with a restaurant, dining rooms, and bars. There’s a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, and a center for physical therapy. Residents enjoy the library and the computer center as well as the multipurpose rooms where there’s usually a club meeting or a community event taking place. There's also an 18-hole golf course as well as a driving range. There are more than six pools, a cabana and a pool bar, and courts for bocce ball and tennis. In the style of most country clubs, social events like dinner dances, galas, and balls are frequently held.
Low $100s - High $4Ms
Just because you can spend a few million on a house at Pelican Landing doesn’t mean you have to. This active adult community also has some spacious and affordable condos, villas, and attached coach homes.
Amenities include the Pelican’s Nest Golf Club, where memberships are available, and the Pelican Landing Tennis Center, where any resident can play. There’s also a beach area and access to a creek and Estero Bay for residents who enjoy kayaking or canoeing. With sailing facilities, pickleball courts, outdoor pools, and access to nature preserves, outdoor living is embraced at Pelican Landing. It’s an environmentally conscious community surrounded by wetlands and cypress hammocks.
Buyers can find resale condos from 1,300 to 2,000 square feet with views of the golf course or gardens. High-rise condos and garden units are available. Coach homes offer two-story living, and the attached villas are on one level. Both models include attached two-car garages and between 1,300 and 1,800 square feet.
Mid $100s - Mid $400s
Buyers who choose a home at any price point in the Spring Run Golf Club community receive a golf membership free with the purchase of their home. Amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, a hobby and game room, a dining room, pools, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with a driving range. No extra fees are required unless you want to join The Commons Club, which includes a restaurant, a fitness center, and a beach area.
This well-landscaped community includes walking trails and idyllic lakes and ponds. The golf course is Audubon-certified, meaning it's environmentally sustainable and not a threat to birds and other wildlife.
The 847 resale homes include condos with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,209 to 1,458 square feet as well as attached villas with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,368 to 2,389 square feet. There are dozens of models and floor plans to explore, and even some of the most affordable properties come with features and upgrades like dens, screened lanais, oversized laundry rooms, and huge foyers.
Low $200s - High $300s
Active adults who love to fish will find a great place to call home at Lighthouse Bay, an affordable piece of a master-planned community called The Brooks. There are 13 fishing lakes in this community, all of them stocked, as well as 26 acres of nature preserves to explore.
In addition to the fishing lakes and nature trails, residents can enjoy a clubhouse with a fitness center, a sauna, a massage room, and an indoor pool. There’s also a learning center as well as a place to learn languages. The community includes a social area and a gallery, and outside, there are pools, gazebos, tennis courts, and a private beach area. The boathouse includes a dock for rowboats.
Buyers can select a condo or attached home, both of which offer water views. They come in two- and three-bedroom models, most with two bathrooms. The villas have attached garages, and condos include carport parking. The smallest homes are 1,250 square feet, and the largest are 2,354 square feet.
High $200s - Mid $300s
One of the most affordable 55+ communities in Bonita Springs is Carousel Cove at Bonita Fairways, which is an intimate community of only 105 single-family homes. It’s part of the master-planned Bonita Fairways development, offering golf course living for budget-minded buyers.
There’s an 18-hole executive golf course designed by Gordon Lewis as well as a driving range, a pro shop, and a putting green. The clubhouse at Carousel Cove also includes a fitness center, a game room, a billiards center, a catering kitchen, and a library. Residents can enjoy the pool as well as the shuffleboard, tennis, and bocce ball courts.
Homes are available on a resale basis, and they range from 865 to 2,152 square feet. There are two- and three-bedroom models with two bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. Buyers can select a home with a private pool in the backyard or other features like vaulted ceilings, new kitchen appliances, or screened backyard space. Each home has an open floor plan that’s great for entertaining.