Bonita lies in an unincorporated portion of San Diego County. The city is bordered by State Route 54 to the north, Madre Grande Mountain to the east, Telegraph Canyon to the south and Interstate 805 to the west. Residents of Bonita have the opportunity to live and raise their families in a wonderful small-town atmosphere while enjoying easy access to many major freeways that offer the chance to take full advantage of all that San Diego has to offer.
A short drive lets residents of Bonita lounge on one of the area's many beautiful beaches, see Shamu at Sea World, check out the world famous San Diego Zoo or its sister property the San Diego Wild Animal Park, or visit any of the other numerous attractions that San Diego has to offer. Beautiful Balboa Park - adjacent to downtown San Diego - houses the zoo as well as many terrific museums and still has plenty of room to find a quiet spot to rest in the shade.
San Diego is home to many great professional teams and sports venues. The Chargers have played host to football's biggest event, the Super Bowl, on several occasions, most recently in 2003. As of the opening of the 2004 baseball season, Petco Park is home to baseball's Padres. Locals have hailed this gorgeous ballpark close to downtown and San Diego Bay as "The World's Best Ballpark in America's Finest City." As if nearby San Diego didn't offer enough, Bonita also lies within driving distance of Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Though San Diego and its many attractions are nearby, there is so much to do in Bonita that no one would blame you if you never quite found time to check out the sights and sounds of the big city and beyond. Without venturing beyond Bonita's borders, you can ride horses, go for a walk, feed the ducks or play some golf, all in the company of friendly people and with near-perfect weather. In addition, the city's rolling hills, parks and open spaces make Bonita a wonderful place for lovers of the outdoors.
Some Bonita residents commute to San Diego or other nearby communities, but many also work in a variety of fields in Bonita. The economy in San Diego County remains strong due in part to the number of military bases in the area. In addition, the wonderful weather attracts not only tourists, but also entrepreneurs who want to locate their businesses in the ideal climate. With great schools, a wonderful small-town atmosphere, plenty to do outdoors and proximity to a major urban center, Bonita residents find their hometown to be a great place to live and to raise a family.