When you are looking for Southwest Florida homes and choosing the right area to settle, community spirit is a big factor to consider. And once you’ve visited Bonita Springs you’ll recognize what a friendly, tight knit community this place is. One of the factors that make a place feel like home is the events and festivals that take place throughout the year to celebrate special occasions. Here in Bonita Springs the Fourth of July is a time when the community comes together to celebrate this special date.
The Star Spangled Bonita Fourth of July Celebration is now in its 51st year and is a great day out for young and old, and everybody in between. The day starts at 9.30 a.m. when the parade starts to move along Old 41 Road, ending up at Riverside Park. There the city throws a party like no other, with live music, kid’s entertainments, face painting, a water slide, pie baking and hot dog eating competitions and fun races. The day culminates with a fantastic firework display.
After a summer of sunshine and fun, residents of Bonita Springs can look forward to the first Bonita Springs Film Festival, opening on Thursday November 6th at the Prado Stadium 12. This exciting new event invites amateur filmmakers to submit a short film, which must be shot at Bonita Nature Place. Films of any genre are acceptable but must be rated G for all audiences. If it’s the events and traditions of a place that makes it a warm community, what about the homes on offer?
One of the most welcoming communities in Bonita Springs is Pelican Landing, a 2,365 acre gated community set in beautiful, environmentally protected landscapes. Bordered on one side by Spring Creek and to the West by Estero Bay, Pelican Landing is a community where development has not been at the cost of the natural surroundings.
Living in Pelican Bay puts you right in touch with the unique environment of Southwest Florida. Pelican Landing has a community spirit all of its own, with plentiful sporting facilities that give you a great opportunity to make new friends.
For those young at heart, but not quite up to vigorous activity, Pelican Landing has the facilities for the gentle but fun sports of Bocce and Pickleball, both of which have proved very popular with residents. And of course, Pelican Landing does not disappoint the avid golfer, with the Pelican’s Nest Golf Club offering a Tom Fazio designed course.
For those who love the water, there is a canoe and kayaking lake, and for a relaxing, unforgettable brush with nature there is even a butterfly garden, where you can get ‘up close and personal’ with some of Florida’s beautiful native butterflies.
The community’s residences consist of single-family homes and low-rise condos. Pelican Landing condos are found in 12 intimate communities, and are just the thing for relaxed, low maintenance living. These luxurious homes have been beautifully designed with laid back living in mind, and are ideal for a permanent or part time base in the welcoming city of Bonita Springs.