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Bonita Springs is primarily a retirement and holiday community in Lee County, Florida, located on the Estero Bay and Gulf of Mexico, on a barrier island. This island, Little Hickory Island, is accessible by road, and is between Naples and Fort Myers, with Marco Island to the South. This beautiful area is rich in natural treasures and dotted with picturesque homes and cottages along the beach. Golf course communities are more common inland and the Imperial River runs through downtown to empty into Estero Bay. Known as the "Gateway to The Gulf", Bonita Springs offers great fishing and boating opportunities on the backwaters and canals, and along the flats and mangrove shores. Miles of clean, divine, pristine white sand beaches offer relaxation and waterfront activities, and the lifestyle is very old Florida -- small beach town. A paradise for anglers and sun worshipers, Bonita Springs has a network of freshwater lakes and streams, offering Fishing, Shelling, boating, and relaxation. Golf and hiking are other attractions.
It used to be an Indian village originally inhabited by Calusa Indians, who led a semi nomadic life close to the river. When Ponce De Leon arrived in the area during the Spanish exploration, in the 18th century, the Calusa Indians began to disappear, and were soon gone completely. The only modern evidence of their existence are shards of painted pottery and shell mounds. During the civil war, not much development occurred in the area. Around the 1880's Braxton B. Coomer bought about 6,000 acres of the land in and around this area to start a plantation to grow pineapples, bananas, and coconuts. As workers flowed in from the north to work in these plantations, the area flourished and became the community of Survey. In the early 1900's, visitors flocked here to hunt wildlife and enjoy fantastic fishing. Better connectivity began to be desirable, and in 1912, J. Henry Ragsdale purchased over 2,000 acres around Survey, and renamed the area Bonita Springs as a way to attract new residents.
A larger influx of people to this area led to the addition of railroads, and the building of a highway system, connecting Tampa to Miami - TAMIAMI. Today Bonita Springs is part of a busy metropolitan area connected by all forms of transport. The Southwest Florida International Airport is easily accessible via the I-75. It has regular flights, restaurants, newsstands and gift shops and is served by most major airlines, including international flights. There are two additional airports nearby, the Page Field and the Lee County Transit. Railroad freight traffic is handled by the Seminole Gulf Railway.
Although it is primarily a retirement and second home community, Bonita Springs has a number of thriving businesses. This number is set to grow in future due to the low business taxes in the community, and the availability of affordable commercial and office space. The community also offers employers a growing number of educated professionals. The chamber of commerce and the Bonita Springs government are working to encourage economic development and to engender a competitive and prosperous business environment for diversified business interests. As much as 80% of the Bonita Springs business community currently comprises firms with twenty employees or less and the atmosphere is highly conducive to entrepreneurial ventures. More and more businesses are finding the city a great place to incubate and grow because of the top level quality of life combined with convenient locations for work. Conducive family life and recreational options make it more attractive to people looking to relocate their businesses, whether a start-up or well established.
Beautiful beaches, world class golf, extensive shopping, some of the best fishing in the US, good food, fine arts, great sports and happening entertainment and night life are just some of the advantages of the area. Bonita Springs has continued to grow, attract visitors and new residents, and provides a unique small town community offering modern day conveniences of shopping malls, performing arts, a state university, and others combined with simple living, sandy beaches, stunning sunsets and a laid-back Florida lifestyle.