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July 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report

July 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida

Real Estate Market Report

July 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Market Report

Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report & Statistics by Bonita Springs Realtor & Listing Agent Chris Griffith of Life In Bonita Springs.

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Posted in Market Reports
June 15, 2024

Bonita Springs Florida - 10 Most Expensive Communities Luxury Homes

10 Most Expensive Bonita Springs Communities Luxury Homes

Most Expensive Communities 

Bonita Springs Florida

Bonita Springs Florida is a haven for the high net worth and affluent home owner / home buyers.  Whether searching for a luxury condominium or a luxury home, Bonita Springs offers an array of homes and condos in various locations and communities that appeal to those who seek exclusive real estate and trophy properties. Click the community name to launch the detailed page and see current active homes for sale.

10 Most Expensive Communities in Bonita Springs Florida

1. Bonita Beach Homes – Hickory Blvd runs along Bonita Beach north to Fort Myers Beach.  Homes on Bonita Beach are positioned Hickory Blvd. on the west side of the boulevard. The homes are beach front and the rear exposure faces the Gulf of Mexico.  You walk out the back door to white sugar sand in your toes.

2. Barefoot Beach Community – Homes in Barefoot Beach are Gulf front.  The streets of Barefoot Beach are in alphabetical order along the right hand side.  Some homes are direct beach facing while others may be offset. The community is gated but open from sunrise to sunset.

3. The Colony at Pelican Landing  - Both luxury estate homes and high rise condominiums offer exclusive resident access to The Bay Club and The Colony Golf Club. High rises have sweeping views of bay and blue gulf waters but they are not beach front. A beach club membership comes with home ownership.

4. Bonita Bay – The community of Bonita Bay is an exquisite community offering optional golf and fitness memberships. Every owner has access to the beach club and the complementary shuttle services.  Luxury high rise condos and single family estate homes are nestled in a perfectly landscaped sanctuary.

5. Ritz Carlton Residences Saltleaf – New construction in 2024, Saltleaf will offer the newest luxury high rise condos in the Southwest Florida area. This exclusive community is being developed by London Bay.

6. Little Hickory Shores & Dolphin Cove – Canal from and Bay Front gulf access homes in the Collier County are of Bonita Springs. Most  homes have private boat docks in the back yard and are just minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphin Cove is gated.

7. Carolands, Cape Hickory and Solenzara – Bay side properties on the east side of Hickory Blvd near Bonita Beach. Cape Hickory & Solenzara are luxury townhome style communities across the street from Bonita Beach and most of the home have gulf access with private boat docks in the back yard. Carolands is single family luxury homes on the bay. Some of the homes may be considered trophy properties due to wrap around water views.

8. Imperial Shores – Waterfront homes with private boat docks. Offering luxury gulf access living with biking distance to Bonita Beach. Gulf access via the Imperial River and about 20-30 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico.

9. Pelican Landing – Located west of Tamiami Trail offering optional golf membership. Estate homes positioned in a luxury community with mature, dreamy landscaping.  All property owners enjoy access to the community center and private beach access via water taxi.

10. San Carlos Estates – A community quickly developing as a luxury community for single family home ownership on 1.25 acre or larger parcels.  The community is not gated and there are no amenities. For those who want room or outbuildings for storing toys or workshops.

June 14, 2024

Bonita Springs Florida Residents Considered Affluent, High Net Worth, Luxury Home Owners

Bonita Springs Florida Home to High Net Worth & Luxury

Bonita Springs, Florida is considered an affluent area with a median household income of $84,668 in 2022. Bonita Springs is home to a many second-home owner/resident snow-birds and retirees who may be fully retired or active in a second career.  Many of the retirees are high net worth residents.  A variety residents whose real estate is a  second-home often times have multiple properties across the county and occasionally around the world. Many of the properties would be considered high-end luxury real estate.

The average household income within a three-mile radius of the Center of Bonita Springs shopping center, at the cross streets of Bonita Beach Road and US 41/Tamiami Trail is over $109,000.

The cost of living in Bonita Springs is higher than the national average in some categories, including transportation, groceries, and healthcare. For example, the average cost to buy a home in Bonita Springs is $484,044, compared to the national average of $281,900.

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June 14, 2024

Bonita Springs Luxury Real Estate Pricing Summer 2024

How to Value Luxury Homes Luxury Condos Bonita Springs Estero Florida Luxury Realtor

Bonita Springs Luxury Real Estate Pricing Summer 2024

It’s been a minute since we’ve quantified and qualified what is considered luxury real estate in the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida real estate market.  In summer of 2024, with the current inventory and at current pricing  the luxury real estate market pricing begins at $1,750,000 and goes up to just under $25,000,000 in the Bonita Springs area. 

The most expensive home, a veritable trophy property is located on the Gulf of Mexico on Hickory Blvd built on a double lot.  This property is almost tied with a home about twenty-five home sites away.  Walking distance for those who would prefer to have family close by.  Two trophy properties within walking distance of each other on Bonita Beach.

The most expensive high rise condo for sale in Bonita Springs & Estero is located in Altaira at The Colony offered at nearly $10,000,000.

June 12, 2024

Thirty Exclusive Luxury Products & Luxury Experiences in Bonita Springs Florida Vicinity | Luxury Realtor Luxury Agent

Luxury Products Experiences in Bonita Springs Florida

Thirty Luxury Experiences, Products & Luxury Real Estate

Discover the pinnacle of luxury in Bonita Springs, Florida, and its surroundings. From bespoke jewelry and designer clothing to private jet rentals and exclusive beach clubs, explore a curated list of high-end products and experiences designed for the discerning traveler. Enjoy the opulence of Southwest Florida with gourmet dining, luxury spa days, and breathtaking sunset cruises. Indulge in the ultimate lavish lifestyle today.

Southwest Florida is fast becoming a mecca for the wealthy and uber-wealthy residents and visitors. If you are traveling to the area and wish to plan your time effectively, here is a list of exclusive luxury products and luxury experiences in Bonita Springs, Florida, and within a 20-mile radius:

Exclusive Luxury Products AroundBonita Springs, Florida

  1. Custom Jewelry from Yamron Jewelers - High-end, bespoke jewelry pieces. Located at Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida near the Saks 5th Ave
  2. Luxury Watches at Provident Jewelry - Featuring brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Audemars Piguet.
  3. Designer Clothing from Marilyn’s Distinctive European Fashion - Unique, high-end fashion imported from Europe. Luxury Clothing
  4. High-End Art from Gallery on Fifth - Original pieces from internationally acclaimed artists.
  5. Exotic Cars from Naples Motorsports - Brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bentley.
  6. Ferrari of Naples is located just north of 111th avenue on Tamiami Trail just a few miles south of Bonita Springs, Florida.
  7. Luxury Yachts at MarineMax Naples - Custom and premium yachts for sale.
  8. Exclusive Home Décor from Clive Daniel Home - Luxury furnishings and interior design services.
  9. Gourmet Foods at Tony’s Off Third - Artisan cheeses, wines, and gourmet items.
  10. Shop Exclusive Luxury Real Estate – Homes for sale in Bonita Springs & Estero at Shadow Wood at The Brooks, Bonita Bay, The Colony Golf & Bay Club and West Bay Club.  Communities with superb golf experiences and private beach club memberships.
  11. Golfing at The Colony Golf and Country Club - A private, members-only golf course with pristine conditions.
  12. Spa Day at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples - An indulgent experience with personalized treatments. Also, coming soon, exclusive luxury condos at the Ritz Carlton Residences at Saltleaf 
  13. Dining at The Bay House Restaurant - A high-end culinary experience with waterfront views.
  14. Private Beach Club Membership at The Club at Barefoot Beach - Exclusive access to a private beach club and luxury amenities.
  15. Dining at Angelina's Ristorante: Fine Italian Dining in Bonita Springs, Florida.
  16. Rent a Private Jet: Visit the Islands!
  17. Fishing Charters with Captain Dave’s Fishing - Private, luxury fishing charters in the Gulf of Mexico.
  18. Sunset Cruise with Pure Florida - Private luxury yacht cruises to enjoy the beautiful Gulf sunsets.
  19. Personal Shopping and Styling at Waterside Shops – Multiple high-end retailers offering exclusive personal shopping services.
  20. Florida Adventures and Rentals: Provides exclusive paddleboard and kayak tours around Marco Island with a focus on luxury and personalized service.
  21. Wine Tasting at Naples Wine Collection - Private tastings of rare and exclusive wines.
  22. Exclusive Event at Artis—Naples - VIP access to performances and special events at this cultural hub.
  23. Helicopter Tours with Naples Air, Inc. - Private aerial tours of the stunning Southwest Florida coastline and nearby islands.
  24. Golf at Raptor Bay in Estero, Florida
  25. Paragon Flight: Private helicopter tours offering breathtaking aerial views of Sanibel Island and its surrounding waters.
  26. New Wave Eco Charters: Offers exclusive sailing trips on Sanibel Island tailored to your preferences, including sunset cruises and dolphin watching.
  27. Manatee Eco-Tours: Private tours on Marco Island focused on observing manatees and other local wildlife in their natural habitat.
  28. Mondo Uomo is a high-end men's clothing store known for exclusive clothing custom tailored to fit located in The Village At Venetian Bay.
  29. Stillwater at Hyatt Coconut Resort & Spa – enjoy the full luxury spa experience in Bonita Springs, Florida.
  30. Fine Wines and Spirits from The Wine Cellar - Rare and exclusive wines and spirits.

These exclusive luxury products and experiences provide a taste of the opulence available in and around Bonita Springs, ensuring a truly lavish lifestyle.  


June 7, 2024

Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report June 2024

Bonita Springs Estero Florida Market Report Realtor June 2024

Bonita Springs Estero Real Estate Market Report 

June 2024 - Whether you're buying or selling, The Griffith Group leverages years of experience & keen understanding of the SWFL market to provide strategic advice & personalized service. Making wise decisions is about more than the recent "comps". Let us show you how we protect equity for our home sellers & how we make sure that our buyers do not over pay in a shifting market. The latest city-wide real estate inventory, also known as absorption rate, is shrinking:

Bonita Springs - 8.9 months ↓↓
Estero - 7.5 months ↓↓
Naples - 9.3 months ↓↓
Fort Myers - 8.8 months ↓↓

It's imperative to drill down to specific neighborhoods or sectors to determine how the rate of sale & inventory may affect your bottom line. Let's strategize
today and plan your next best steps for negotiating a great deal in this summer real estate market. 239-273-7430 call/text. Click to schedule a strategy session.

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Posted in Market Reports
May 12, 2024

Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report May 2024 | Bonita Springs Realtor

Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report May 2024

Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report May 2024

This is content used in the Bonita Springs Estero Florida Insider Report for May 2024. You can subscribe to the report, here. Full size versions of the Bonita Springs Estero market reports graphs can be downloaded here. If you have a pop up blocker you may have to disable it for a moment. You can watch or listen to a video synopsis of the insider report by clicking the play button below.

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April 21, 2024

April 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report

April 2023 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report

April 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate

Market Report and Statistics

Here's the latest and greatest graphs showing the April 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report and stats in one tidy spot.  If you missed the video about the report you can see it here: 

April 2024 Bonita Springs Estero Florida Real Estate Market Report

Posted in Market Reports
April 21, 2024

Exclusive Buyer Broker Representation Bonita Springs Estero Florida Buyer Agency

Buyer Broker Representation Bonita Springs Florida

Exclusive buyer broker representation offered by The Griffith Group. We not only help real estate buyer locate the perfect property in Southwest Florida but we can help if you are outside of the area. Our exclusive buyer representation program includes our buyer specialist agent touring homes in your absence. We can record a long form video of the property or we can live zoom from the property and give you a tour.  We also have mastered the technology to build custom floor plans of your property of interest.  Never miss out on the perfect home if it becomes available while you are not in the area. The floor plan above is an actual property we toured for a buyer who was at their northern home when this prospective property became available.  After a zoom tour, we built this floor plan so they could learn more before taking action on the property and booking flights to Southwest Florida.

We have perfected helping buyers secure a home or condo using technology and speed to scoop a great deal for our buyers. We know about Bonita Springs real estate. We know about Life in Bonita Springs, Florida.  To learn more about exclusive Buyer Agency Representation in Bonita Springs, Florida, Read also: Exclusive Buyer Broker Representation

Your next best steps to buying the perfect home is choosing buyer representation.  To begin today, schedule a strategy session.

Posted in Buyer Tips
Feb. 10, 2024

Condos Near Bonita Beach in Sterling Oaks Naples Florida

Sterling Oaks Condos For Sale Naples Florida

Sterling Oaks North Naples Florida

When buyers of Bonita Springs real estate ask to be west of 41 to be closer to Bonita Beach there are a few  communities we recommend looking at that are just east of US 41/Tamiami Trail, also.  Sterling Oaks flies under the radar because it’s actually just over the Collier County line and has a Naples address.

The community is a gated, tennis and pickleball community.  It’s located very near to the Woods Edge Parkway traffic signal which would provide safe passage to bike riders heading to the beach. If you’d like to learn more about the community, read also:  Sterling Oaks 

If you’re considering purchasing a condo in Southwest Florida and your desire is to be close to the beach without paying “on the beach” prices Sterling Oaks may be something to look at.  In February of 2024 the inventory is slightly over eight months of inventory which tips the favor slightly toward the buyers. If you’re ready to took at a few condos or homes give us a call or text 239-728-7599.  You can see all Sterling Oaks properties for sale here: Sterling Oaks Properties

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