Naples-Bonita Springs Area, FL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Nestled along the captivating Gulf Coast, the Naples-Bonita Springs area offers a picturesque setting for those seeking an engaging and active lifestyle in an adult retirement community. Known for its natural beauty and desirable climate, the area's diverse range of recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, and golfing, cater to a variety of interests.

Nestled along the captivating Gulf Coast, the Naples-Bonita Springs area offers a picturesque setting for those seeking an engaging and active lifestyle in an adult retirement community. Known for its natural beauty and desirable climate, the area's diverse range of recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, and golfing, cater to a variety of interests.

The Naples-Bonita Springs area boasts a rich cultural scene, with opportunities to explore local arts, community events, and diverse culinary experiences. With its scenic landscapes and abundant leisure options the Naples-Bonita Springs area is an attractive choice for those seeking an fun and enjoyable retirement experience.

Here are some local website resources that provide information about visiting or moving to the area:

  • Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau - The official tourism website offers insights into the region's attractions, events, and outdoor activities, helping you plan your visit and discover the hidden gems of the area.
  • Greater Naples Chamber - The website of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce offers a wealth of information about the local business community, networking opportunities, and events. It's a valuable resource for gaining insights into the region's economic climate and connecting with like-minded professionals.
  • Naples Daily News - Stay connected and well-informed about the region's happenings, community updates, and events.

Naples Area Affordability and Cost of Living 

The Naples-Bonita Springs area's cost of living is only about 11 percent higher than the national average, making it an attractive alternative to many coastal areas in the country. While housing costs can vary depending on the specific neighborhood or community, the area boasts a range of housing options to suit different budgets. Home prices in Naples-Bonita Springs are generally 25 to 37 percent higher than the national average, reflecting the desirability of the location and the exceptional quality of life it offers. 

When it comes to everyday expenses, groceries in the area are generally 7 to 10 percent higher than the national average. Transportation costs, including gas prices and vehicle maintenance, are generally lower than the national average. 

Florida is known for its tax-friendly environment, making it an appealing state for retirees. There is no state income tax, social security tax, and other retirement incomes in Florida are not taxed. Florida also does not have an estate tax or inheritance tax, providing peace of mind for retirees and their families in terms of legacy planning and wealth preservation. Property taxes in Naples-Bonita Springs are based on the assessed value of the property and vary depending on the specific location. Florida sales tax is 6 percent although local sales taxes may be added also.

Naples Area Climate and Geography 

The Naples-Bonita Springs area has a subtropical climate, making it a haven for retirees seeking year-round warm and pleasant weather. Winters in the area are mild with average low temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the high 60s. The area receives no snowfall, providing a welcome escape from the winter chill experienced in other parts of the country. Summers are tropical with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to the low 90s. While the area experiences higher humidity during the summer months, it can be alleviated by the refreshing sea breezes. The annual rainfall in the Naples-Bonita Springs area averages around 50 inches, with the wettest months typically during the summer. The area has a lower risk of being severely impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms than other areas of the state. However, they are still possible, especially during the active hurricane season.

Situated along the stunning Gulf Coast, the area offers easy access to beautiful sandy beaches. The region is known for its picturesque waterways, including the iconic Intracoastal Waterway and nearby estuaries. The variety of waterways offers boating enthusiasts endless exploration and fishing spots. The Naples-Bonita Springs area is home to the famous Ten Thousand Islands, a vast expanse of mangrove islands and waterways teeming with diverse wildlife. In addition to its coastal beauty, the area is characterized by lush subtropical foliage, palm-lined streets, and well-manicured golf courses. 

Recreation, Shopping, and Entertainment Near Naples Area 

The Naples-Bonita Springs, FL area offers a wealth of recreational activities, cultural events, shopping destinations, and entertainment options. Here are some highlights of what the area has to offer:

Golf and Racquet Sports

  • Tiburón Golf Club in Naples
  • Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs
  • Quail Creek Country Club in Naples
  • Pelican Landing Tennis Center in Bonita Springs

Hiking, Biking, and Boating:

  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples
  • Barefoot Beach Preserve Park in Bonita Springs
  • Naples Preserve
  • Gordon River Greenway in Naples

Museums and Historical Sites

  • Naples Museum of Art
  • Revs Institute in Naples
  • Bonita Springs Historical Society
  • Collier County Museum in Naples

Performing Arts Venues

  • Artis—Naples
  • Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
  • Sugden Community Theatre in Naples
  • Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples

Shopping Destinations

  • Waterside Shops in Naples
  • Coconut Point Mall in Estero
  • Mercato in Naples
  • Miromar Outlets in Estero

Parks and Gardens

  • Naples Botanical Garden
  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples
  • Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs
  • Clam Pass Park in Naples

Festivals and Fairs

  • Naples National Art Festival
  • Bonita Springs National Art Festival
  • Naples Winter Wine Festival
  • Bonita Springs Farmers Market

Naples Area Health and Wellness 

The Naples-Bonita Springs region is home to several reputable medical centers, ensuring access to quality healthcare services. NCH Downtown Baker Hospital in Naples, offers comprehensive medical services, including emergency care, specialized surgeries, and advanced treatments. Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples also provides a variety of services, including cardiovascular care, orthopedics, and cancer treatment. Lee Health Coconut Point Bonita Health Center in Estero offers emergency care, outpatient services, and specialty care.

In addition to nearby major medical centers, the area is home to various fitness centers, yoga studios, and wellness retreats. These locations provide opportunities for physical exercise, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Residents also enjoy walking, biking, or jogging along the scenic beaches, exploring local parks, or participating in outdoor group exercises.

For those interested in maintaining health through nutrition, the Naples-Bonita Springs area farmers markets are popular. The markets provide fresh locally grown produce, artisanal food, and more. Exploring these markets can be an enjoyable way to support local farmers and connect with the community while prioritizing wholesome eating habits.

Recommended Itinerary for Visiting Naples-Bonita Springs Area 55+ Communities

If you're considering moving to a 55+ active adult retirement community in the Naples-Bonita Springs area, taking a trip to explore the region is a great way to determine if it's the right fit for you. This two-day itinerary will introduce you to the area's highlights and provide an opportunity to tour the local communities with your real estate agent, a trusted partner from 55places.

Day One

Morning:

Afternoon:

  • Enjoy a delightful lunch at The Café on 5th in downtown Naples, known for its fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
  • Take a leisurely stroll along the historic Naples Pier and enjoy the beautiful Gulf of Mexico views.

Evening:

  • Treat yourself to a memorable dinner at The Bay House in Naples, offering waterfront dining and a diverse menu.

Day Two

Morning:

  • Start your day off with breakfast at Skillets in Bonita Springs. This local favorite serves up delicious breakfast dishes with a Florida twist. Try their famous crab cake benedict or the cinnamon swirl pancakes.
  • Meet with your local 55places expert partner agent in the late morning to discuss your retirement community preferences and receive valuable insights.

Afternoon:

Evening:

Getting to the Naples-Bonita Springs, FL Area

Getting to the Naples-Bonita Springs area is convenient and accessible through various transportation options. Whether you're arriving from the surrounding region or traveling across the country, here are the directions and major transportation hubs:

Driving:

  • Traveling from the north, take I-75 South (also known as Alligator Alley) to reach the Naples-Bonita Springs area.
  • From the east coast, you can take I-595 West to I-75 South.
  • Traveling from the south, take US-41 North or I-75 North to reach the area.

Flying:

The closest major airport is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), located in Fort Myers, approximately 20 miles north of Naples. The airport is served by several major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Southwest Florida International Airport offers direct flights to and from many major cities across the United States.

By Train and Bus:

While there is no direct train service to the Naples-Bonita Springs area, you can reach nearby Fort Myers and then continue your journey by bus or car rental. Greyhound and other bus companies provide transportation services to the area. Fort Myers serves as a hub for bus connections.

 


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26 communities near Naples-Bonita Springs Area

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Pelican Bay

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - $6M +
  • 6500 Homes (190 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 2006
  • 2 reviews

Fiddler’s Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $5Ms
  • 6000 Homes (75 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1993 - Present
  • 2 reviews

Lely Resort

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $3Ms
  • 4506 Homes (121 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2021
  • 4 reviews

Moorings

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - $6M +
  • 4000 Homes (169 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1957 - Present
  • No Reviews

Pelican Landing

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $4Ms
  • 3068 Homes (98 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 2006
  • 1 reviews

Vineyards

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $2Ms
  • 2733 Homes (64 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1986 - Present
  • 2 reviews

Bonita Bay

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $5Ms
  • 2193 Homes (116 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1986 - Present
  • No Reviews

Del Webb Naples

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 2123 Homes (54 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 4 reviews

VeronaWalk

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1964 Homes (40 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2015
  • 5 reviews

Island Walk

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1856 Homes (32 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2004
  • 3 reviews
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VillageWalk of Bonita Springs

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1655 Homes (20 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2015
  • 1 reviews

The Isles of Collier Preserve

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - High $2Ms
  • 1649 Homes (23 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2014 - Present
  • 1 reviews

Bonita National Golf & Country Club

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $1Ms
  • 1489 Homes (82 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - 2020
  • No Reviews

Heritage Bay

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1400 Homes (33 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2014
  • 1 reviews

The Place at Corkscrew

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1325 Homes (37 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews

Treviso Bay

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $4Ms
  • 1300 Homes (27 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2021
  • 2 reviews

Esplanade by the Islands

For Sale
  • High $600ks - Low $3Ms
  • 1121 Homes (16 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

WildBlue

For Sale
  • High $700ks - High $2Ms
  • 1100 Homes (21 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • No Reviews

Valencia Bonita

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $1Ms
  • 997 Homes (21 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews

Grandezza

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $2Ms
  • 979 Homes (17 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2009
  • 1 reviews
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Valencia Trails

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - High $1Ms
  • 850 Homes (26 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

Riviera Golf Estates

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Mid $600ks
  • 700 Homes (18 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1967 - 2003
  • 1 reviews

Cascades at Estero

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $600ks
  • 614 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2007
  • 5 reviews

Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 443 Homes (20 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2014 - Present
  • No Reviews

Tidewater by Del Webb

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $900ks
  • 380 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2020
  • No Reviews

Carousel Cove at Bonita Fairways

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $400ks
  • 105 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1993 - 2006
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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