Is Bonita Springs good for a family with a 3-yrs old girl?

Asked by Char Woo, Fort Myers Beach, FL Mon Jan 19, 2009

We are looking for condo/houses under 100K in the following locations: Bonita Springs, Ft.Myers, Cap Coral, Lehigh Acres areas. Which area is best for Elementary School? Ideally, we would like a good school district, near beaches, single fam (but townhome is ok too), 3/2 b/b, high-speed internet is a must, newer construction (2000 or later if possible).
Foreclosures, Bank-owned are OKs.

We are from metro. Philadelphia area so closer to beach, shopping & restaurant is a plus.

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Nancy Doyle, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Jan 20, 2009
Hi Char,
Scott is right with your criteria you may want to think about Cape Coral or Fort Myers. I live in Cape Coral and have 3 daughters in the school system. I have been very happy with it, and love Cape Coral. We have school choice in the state of Florida.School choice allows you to attend a school of choice, rather then one dictated by your location. We have a grading system and information on school choice at the lee county school board website
If you are not already working with an agent I would be happy to help you find a home that meets your needs. Here is a link that will allow you to search properties available in our mls.
Let me know if I can help,

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Nicole, Home Buyer,
Fri Feb 6, 2009
I am not a professional, but disagree with much that has been said. Cape Coral is a great place for good deals and a lot of young families move there as a result. Overall, though Cape Coral seems to be a place that people either love or hate - so be sure to check it out before you move there. It was a preplatted community meaning that businesses are often right next to home developments and there doesn't seem to be a lot of distinction in where on neighborhood starts and the next begins. It is set up on a standard grid system and most of the canals are landlocked with the few that actually go out to the Caloosahatchee being very pricey areas. Additionally, many people with small children are unhappy with the choices of schools. I recommend Fort Myers - the school choices seem to be a bit better and right now you can get deals anywhere (even Bonita - although that area actually has the worst schools, contrary to what was mentioned below). Overall, as far as price though Cape Coral is the cheapest, then Fort Myers, and then Bonita....
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LLoyd Nichols, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Tue Jan 20, 2009
Hi, Char,

Cape Coral would probably be the best fit for you. If you would like me send you listings of available properties that may interest you, please feel free to drop me an email or call.


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Scott Riddle, Agent, Naples, FL
Tue Jan 20, 2009

Bonita is a great place and the further south you live in Lee county the better the schools tend to be. The only issue is you will not find a home that meets your criteria in Bonita. Bonita at its furthest point is only 10 miles to the beach and is a highly desirable location in SW Florida. My next choice would be S Ft Myers or Cape Coral, you can find what your looking for in either of those locations. Give me a call so I can get some more info from you and put together some listings.


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