Canal and Riverfront Communities
Canal communities provide owners with quick and easy access to the gulf via powerboat, and sometimes sailboat, kayak or jet ski, and offer significant price savings when compared to beachfront properties of similar size and age. Whether it is a single family home or a condominium located on the canal, residents surely enjoy cost savings and a nice compromise as they are still able to access the ocean and beaches for fishing and recreation much easier than others who do not reside in a waterfront community. There is more real estate along the canals than there is along the beach, and savings can be realized in exchange for a slightly longer boat trip to get to the Gulf of Mexico.
The barrier island of Little Hickory Island in Bonita Springs contains many Intracoastal Waterway communities that attract boaters from all over the world. The ability to have a boat moored at your own private dock in your backyard is highly desirable and the Intracoastal communities on Little Hickory Island in Bonita Beach is a strategic location that provides access to Fish Trap Bay, Estero Bay and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico where there are many popular boating destinations such as Sanibel Island to the north and Naples and Marco Island to the south.
Oceanfront condos offer residents not only extraordinary views of the Gulf of Mexico but also exceptional amenities that are hard to match with a community of single family homes. They also require significantly less time and energy from the residents as much of the building maintenance and repair is handled through the condominium owner’s association (COA) that collects monthly or annual dues to cover these expenses.
Beachfront home communities offer homeowners their own personal slice of Florida’s beautiful beaches right at their doorstep, with the best possible ocean access available. These homes located on the most exclusive lots that money can buy typically demand a significantly higher price tag. Many of the older homes on Estero Island are being demolished and replaced with elegant beachfront mansions.
There are plenty of options for Bonita Springs real estate and Bonita Springs Florida waterfront communities.
Waterfront Neighborhood Descriptions
Bonita Beach is a neighborhood consisting of 73 single family beachfront homes (and a handful of homes a block away from the water) ranging from new construction to 1950s builds. These being beachfront properties on irreplaceable real estate, they fetch some of the highest prices on the market, with homes selling for between $800,000 and $8,750,000 based on size, condition, and age. The beach access and views on Little Hickory Island in Bonita Beach are breathtaking, and lend to the neighborhood’s great popularity and esteemed reputation. LEARN MORE
Brendan Cove is considered by some to be the perfect boating community for those who appreciate a life centered around nautical luxury and elegance. Located on the Imperial River, the neighborhood is home to 30 massive single family homes on estate lots in addition to 22 detached villa-style condominiums on smaller lots. With a private marina and boat slips, residents are able to enjoy the privacy of living on the canal in a gated community instead of the beach, while still being just a short boat ride from the ocean or car ride to all of the area’s best dining and shopping. House prices range from the mid-hundreds to $1.5 million. LEARN MORE
Located directly on Estero Bay, Carolands has 80 single family homes and mansions on large lots available for those looking to buy into a boating community for between $800,000 and $2,500,000. The neighborhood features a private marina, and some homes have their own docks and boat slips as well for even quicker access to your boat or to fish off of. Being on Estero Bay, residents have a clear shot to the Gulf of Mexico for a day out on the water. LEARN MORE
Consisting of approximately 150 residences and vacant lots ready to be built on, Imperial Shores is a waterfront canal community with single family homes, duplexes, several condominiums, and villas as well. Not all residences are waterfront on the canal, but those that are waterfront on the canal sell for a premium due to the minimal idle-speed zones between the neighborhood and the Gulf of Mexico that make this a highly desirable place to park your boats at the end of a long day on the water. Vacant lots here typically sell for $100,000 to $200,000 and homes sell for anywhere from $650,000 to $1,950,000. One benefit of the entire neighborhood is that even if your home isn’t on the canal, you are still within walking distance to Bonita Beach or a short drive to nearby boat ramps. LEARN MORE
Little Hickory Shores
This is one of the exclusive Bonita Springs Florida waterfront communities that is nestled along the canal and is home to less than 100 single family homes, making it a rather tight knit and exclusive community. Homes here range from $600,000 to $2,400,000 and offer easy access to the Gulf of Mexico for powerboats and sailboats alike via the Wiggins Pass. Sailing, dining, and shopping are all at your fingertips in Little Hickory Shores. LEARN MORE
River Reach Estates
River Reach Estates is a small and private neighborhood made up of 8 large single family homes and 14 villas all located along the Imperial River. Homes sell for $1,000,000 to $1,700,000 and the villas sell for $600,000 to $800,000 on average. These private residences all have covered lanais, private pools, and private lighted docks that are ready for your sailboat, powerboat, yacht, or jet skis. LEARN MORE
There are plenty of options when it comes to Bonita Springs waterfront communities.