Gulf Access Riverfront Real Estate
Some of the choicest riverfront, gulf access real estate is located along the Imperial River in Bonita Springs and the Estero River in Estero, Florida. The wider, deepest stretches of the river are dotted with luxury real estate, single family homes with boat docks. Occasionally, there may be an offering of a vacant riverfront lot.
Riverfront homes in Bonita Springs are not generally located in deed restricted communities unless they are in Bonita Bay, River Reach, Serrano, Brendan Cove or Paradise Village. Homes on the Imperial River were built independently, over a spread of years so the houses vary in design, style and age. Riverfront real estate is generally irregular size and varies in square footage or acreage.
Riverfront real estate varies in price but generally becomes more affordable towards the east, furthest from the Gulf of Mexico.
The choice to live riverfront is made by those who enjoy boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and pleasure boating to many of the waterfront restaurants in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Naples.
The back bays of Bonita Springs and Estero are accessible via the Imperial and Estero Rivers. All combined, the waterways are also part of the Great Calusa Blueway. The back bays are the west coast version of the Intracoastal Waterway.
In addition to riverfront real estate, there are some offerings of creek front real estate, also. Spring Creek is “small craft navigable” starting near the area of the community of Cedar Creek. Spring Creek continues west, circles Pelican Landing and begins to head north near the Fish Streets and exits into the bay.
If you’re searching for riverfront real estate the following major rivers and creeks are located in south Lee County: Imperial River, Estero River, Spring Creek, Oak Creek. Cocohatchee River is in north Collier County and easily accessible by boat from the Bonita Springs and Estero areas.