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Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 43,914 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on the southwest coast of the state. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.0 square miles (106 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91 km2) is land and 5.7 square miles (15 km2) (13.95%) is water. The city is located on both Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The area referred to as Bonita Beach is located on a road-accessible barrier island (Little Hickory Island) that lies between the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. The Imperial River flows through the downtown district of the city and empties out into Estero Bay.
Collier County was created in 1923 from Lee County. It was named for Barron Collier, a New York City advertising mogul and real estate developer who had moved to Southwest Florida and established himself as a prominent landowner. He agreed to build the Tamiami Trail for what was then Lee County (comprising today's Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties) in exchange for favorable consideration with the state legislature to have a county named for him. After Collier County was named, Collier was quoted as saying: "When I first came here on holiday with Juliet, I never expected that I would buy a whole region of it, nor did I expect to pay for the new Tamiami Trail, or half the things I've done. But I really didn't expect to have a whole county named after me. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,305 square miles (5,970 km2), of which 1,998 square miles (5,170 km2) is land and 307 square miles (800 km2) (13.3%) is water. It is the largest county in Florida by land area and fourth-largest by total area. Virtually the entire southeastern portion of the county lies within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The northernmost portion of Everglades National Park extends into the southern coastal part of the county.
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. It is a principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 16,413 at the 2010 census. Marco Island is the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands area extending southerly to Cape Sable. Parts of the island have some scenic, high elevations relative to the generally flat south Florida landscape. Like the city of Naples to the north, Marco Island has a tropical climate; specifically a tropical wet and dry or savanna type (Aw under the Köppen system). It is known for distinct wet and dry seasons, with most of the rainfall falling between the months of June and October. Marco Island is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and offers access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove-lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands. More than just another pretty beach, Marco Island's mood shifts from sophisticated resort area to historic nautical community and funky fishing village.
Naples - A natural and cultural gem tucked away in Southwest Florida, the Paradise Coast is where the Gulf of Mexico's turquoise water meets white sand, wild islands and downtown filled with artful treasures, culinary delights and countless other discoveries. Explore Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City, Immokalee and Ave Maria and find your most idyllic Florida vacation. Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. As of 2015, the city's population was about 20,600. Naples is a principal city of the Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of about 322,000 as of 2015. Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with the sixth-highest per capita income in the country in 2012, and the second-highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the US. Naples is a stylish community known for its sophisticated downtown, white-sand beaches and top-rated golf courses. Other highlights include fishing, boating, water sports, arts and culture and spectacular sunsets. The main metropolitan area on Florida's Paradise Coast, Naples provides rich amenities while retaining an exclusive, intimate, small-town feel. For a city its size, it offers an impressive selection of restaurants, golf courses, shops and cultural attractions. Visitors stroll the tropically landscaped streets and avenues downtown, dotted with sidewalk cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Just a few steps away are the lovely sands of Naples Beach and the iconic Naples Pier, perfect for watching colorful sunsets over the Gulf. The actual city limits of Naples is small, but much of the metropolitan area within the northern and eastern sections of Collier County has the Naples address. Signature events taking place in Naples include the Naples National Art Festival (February), world-famous Swamp Buggy Races (November, January, March), Naples Craft Beer Fest (March), Great Dock Canoe Race (May), Sizzle Southwest Florida Restaurant Weeks (June and December), Naples International Film Festival (October/November), Stone Crab Festival (October), Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade (December), and many more. Check the destination events page for many more fun events and things to do.
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