This cute mailbox was found in Gull Haven or Bonita Farms in Bonita Springs, Florida. The area is located off of West Terry Street and most of the homes are on canals or on the Imperial River and offer gulf access. Needless to say, Bonita Farms is a popular boating area and a lot of people fish for sport. I am not sure why it's called Bonita Farms because there isn't a farm anywhere around here and it isn't even zoned for livestock. I vaguely remember reading something at the Bonita Springs Historical Society about it once being farms or farm land. I'll check back into that at the next Riverside Park event. FYI, the Historical Society has an exhibit in the Liles Hotel at Riverside Park.
If you own a home in Bonita Farms there is about a 30 minute idle down the Imperial River before you're able to get to the bay and get up on plane. It's a fun relaxing trip and the homes in Bonita Farms line the Imperial River are great to look at. Those who enjoy canoeing and kayaking find a good time on the Imperial River and I believe the blue way also dots it's way through the mangroves at the west end of the river.
Homes in Bonita Farms that offer gulf access vary in price depending upon age, location and condition of the home. Vacant lots are still available and they're priced depending upon canal width, water depth and proximity on the river. Naturally, river front homes and lots command higher prices than canal, gulf access homes and lots. To learn more about Bonita Farms contact Chris Griffith 239-273-7430.