Located in Orange County, California, Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is home to many different communities including Corona del Mar, Pelican Hill, Balboa Island and Lido Island. Newport Beach is 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 77 miles north of San Diego. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 people, at last census. Newport Beach is within a fifteen minute drive of John Wayne Airport, the distinguished Hoag Hospital, University of California at Irvine and The Orange County Performing Arts Center. Newport Beach has wonderful shopping, dining and entertainment available throughout the city at Fashion Island, Corona del Mar Villages, Balboa Peninsula, Crystal Cove Promenade and Newport Beach Pier. Unique to Newport Beach are the several dock and dine options, for boaters to take advantage of.
Newport Beach is home to some to the most outstanding real estate in Southern California. There are a tremendous amount real estate options available in Newport Beach. The Franco Team of real estate professionals can help make your Newport Beach real estate search a very successful one. From up-scale mobile home parks, condos and beach cottages to luxury water front estates, Newport Beach has a home to suite everyone’s desires. The views include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, breathtaking sunsets, Newport Bay, Newport Harbor, City Night Lights, surrounding mountains and canyons. Newport Beach is made up of many different neighborhoods, each with its own dynamic personality. Some examples of Newport Beach neighborhoods are; Bayside Drive, Cliffhaven, Kings Road, Back Bay Anniversary Homes and Promontory Point. 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 Harbor is the largest recreational boat harbor on the western coast of the United States. This is an extremely popular destination in Newport Beach, with residents and tourists alike, for many boating activities including sailing, fishing, rowing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. One of the most fabulous water center events, has been occurring annually since 1908, the Christmas Boat Parade. The New York Times has called this, “One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation.” During the summer, almost every weekend, competitive events in sailing, rowing, paddling and yachting are held. The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is an annual event, which is also the largest sailboat race in the world. There are five private yacht clubs in Newport Beach. There are also boating clubs in Newport Beach through Orange Coast College, UC Irvine and the Sea Scouts. Newport Beach is also home to 11 casual and fine restaurants that participate in the Newport Harbor dock and dine program for local boaters.