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Bonita Neighborhood Guide

Bonita is a community located about 11 miles south of San Diego along the Sweetwater River. The eastern boundary is defined by the Sweetwater Reservoir, while Interstate 805 runs along the west side of town. State Route 54 is to the north and Rancho del Ray is to the south.

This is a quiet rural community, known for its equestrian facilities. The area is threaded through with riding trails, and there are several parks for use by residents, like Rohr Park in the middle of town. Next to it is the Chula Vista Golf Course, which often opens its walking trails to the public. The Sweetwater Regional Park on the northeastern side of town offers plenty of hiking and riding trails to soothe the soul, and camping grounds are available at Summit Meadow Road.

Much of the housing in Bonita is provided by housing tracts that were built in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Being a river valley, this area occasionally floods, especially during El Nino years. The Central Avenue river crossing is one of the most affected parts of the neighborhood during these times.

Properties for Sale in Bonita

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Things to Do in Bonita

Bonita Golf Club

Golf Courses

5540 Sweetwater Rd
Bonita, CA 91902

Rock House Trail


Paseo Veracruz
Bonita, CA 91902

Rohr Park


4548 Sweetwater Rd
Bonita, CA 91902

Top Restaurants in Bonita

3901 Bonita Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
(619) 422-3090

4250 Bonita Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
(619) 490-6925

4246 Bonita Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
(619) 267-4577

Bonita Demographics


Population: 12,538
Median household income: $88,484
Median contract rent: $1,813
Median single family home price: $600,136
Median resident age: 43.6
Percentage of family households: 77.3%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 659,260
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 440,830
2-unit structures: $ 466,794
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 422,714
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 415,162
Mobile homes: $ 90,560
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $ 45,503

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 51.8%
  • Female: 48.2%
  • African American: 4.0%
  • American Indian: 1.2%
  • Asian: 8.4%
  • Caucasian: 76.0%
  • Mixed race: 5.3%
  • Other race: 5.2%

Schools in Bonita

Cornerstone Christian Academy

Grades 1-12

5741 Sprinter Lane
Bonita, CA 91902

Sunnyside Elementary School

Grades PK-6

5430 San Miguel Road
Bonita, CA 91902

Valley Vista Elementary School

Grades K-6

3724 Valley Vista Way
Bonita, CA 91902