Corona del Mar is dynamic section of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar takes in all the land on the ocean side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. The one exception is the Irvine Terrace development, which is north of Avocado Avenue, but is still part of the Corona del Mar section. Corona del Mar is approximately 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 80 miles north of San Diego. The name Corona del Mar is Spanish for the “Crown of Sea.” Locally Corona del Mar is referred to as the CDM. This is an exclusive area with many high end shopping and dining options. Corona del Mar is home to Fashion Island. In addition Corona del Mar is home to Sherman Library and Gardens. This is a world class botanical garden. The garden is open to the public every day. The garden was begun in 1955; it has grown over the years to include seasonal flower beds, fountains, conservatories and patios. The plant collections are exceptional with a cactus garden, succulent garden, desert plants and tropical vegetations. Among their specialty plants are a California Pepper tree, orchids, heliconias and gingers. Another wonderful outdoor spot for residents to enjoy is the Crystal Cove State Park with it 3.2 miles of coastline, acres of canyons and miles of hiking trails.
Corona del Mar is a gem in the Newport Beach real estate Market. Corona del Mar was settled in the early 1900’s. Corona del Mar was built in such away to preserve the ocean views. The more established neighborhoods were built as closely spaced, detached, single family homes. Newer neighborhoods have a large variety of the architectural styles and views. With the many different neighborhoods to choose from, the Franco Team of real estate professionals will help you find your perfect home in the Corona del Mar real estate market. Among the wonderful views available from Corona del Mar homes are the Pacific Ocean, Catalina, Newport Coast, canyons, city night lights and breathtaking sunsets. Due to the high bluff setting, some neighborhoods have views all the way to Palos Verdes. The home values in Corona del Mar range in price from 650,000 dollars to 35 million dollars plus. There are both guard gated and non-guard gated neighborhoods to choose from.
Students in Corona del Mar attend schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District. Three elementary schools serve these neighborhoods including Anderson Elementary School, Eastbluff Elementary School and Mariners Elementary. Students attend middle and high school at the Corona del Mar intermediate and High School. There are several private schools also located in Corona del Mar including California Pacific Charter Schools, Carden Hall, Newport Christian School and the Susan Phillips Day School.