Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and is located in Orange County, California. Newport Harbor, Newport Bay, and Balboa Peninsula are all located within Newport Beach. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 people. Newport Beach is located half-way between Los Angeles and San Diego. Many major freeways, such as the SR 55 and SR 73, the University of California at Irvine and the Hoag Hospital are all within a close proximity. Newport Beach is home to Corona del Mar and Pelican Hill. There are many outdoor recreational activities, shopping, dining and entertainment options throughout Newport Beach.
Newport Beach has many real estate options available. From up-scale mobile home parks to beach cottages to custom water front estates, there is truly something for everyone in Newport Beach. Newport Beach is home to some of the best view properties in Southern California area. The views include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, breathtaking sunsets, Newport Bay, Newport Harbor, City Night Lights, surrounding mountains and canyons. Views are location dependent, and it is best to work with an experienced realtor, like the Franco Team, to make sure you are getting just what you desire in the Newport Beach real estate market. Newport Beach is made up of many distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own vibrant personality. Some examples of Newport Beach neighborhoods are; Lido Isle, Cherry Lake, Dover Shores, Newport Palisades and Balboa Peninsula. Each area will have different views, amenities, home style types and price point. Newport Beach homes range in price from 350,000 dollars for a smaller condo to thirty plus million dollars for a water front custom estate.
Newport Beach students attend schools in the distinguished Newport Mesa Unified School District. The elementary schools are Anderson Elementary School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Mariners Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary School, and Newport Heights Elementary School. There is one stand alone middle school; Ensign Intermediate School. The second middle school is part of the Corona del mar Intermediate and High School. The second high school in the city is Newport Harbor High School. There are also quite a few private schools in the area as well. They are California Pacific Charter Schools, Carden Hall Inc, Christ by Sea Um Children’s Center, Newport Christian School, Newport Montessori School, Our Lady Queen of Angels School, Sage Hill School, St. Matthews Montessori School, St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool, The Susan Phillips Day School and Tutor Time Learning Center.
With exceptional year around weather, there are many outdoor recreational activities to take part in. There is biking, hiking and walking trails and amazing bird watching at the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve. The Crystal Cove State Park is an Official California State Park. This park encompasses 3.2 miles and is located between the Pacific Coastline and the Pacific Coast Highway. The Crystal Cove State Park has horseback riding, mountain biking and camping, among many other outdoor activities. There are several golf courses throughout Newport Beach. There is world class surfing at the “Wedge.”