Bonita Springs has many gated communities but not all of the neighborhoods here are deed restricted or gated. Bonita Springs has been around for a while and there were people who showed up and built homes long before national builders like Centex and Pulte realized that Bonita Springs had some prime real estate.
A good portion of the originally developed real estate is located in the real estate geographic area of BN08 which is the section of land between Bonita Beach Road and West Terry Street from Old 41 Road to US 41 – Tamiami Trail. Most of the properties with a Heitmans legal description are state streets. There are a few other subdivisions in the area, such as the Arbel subdivision.
Homes in Heitmans are modest single family homes, usually without deed restrictions. That’s were I found the mermaid mailbox, in Heitmans. There are some homes that may have gulf access plus there is also a little area of Heitmans that has commercial – industrial property, near the corner of Old 41 and Bonita Beach Road. Heitmans Subdivision also has a few vacant lots which turn up from time to time on the resale real estate market.
Heitmans is only about ten to fifteen minutes to Bonita Beach and about 25 minutes to Southwest Florida International Airport.