Newport Beach is a mid-size ocean front city located in Orange County, California. The city was incorporated in 1906, with a population of just over 200 people. Today, this is a bustling community of approximately 86,000 residents. Newport Beach is 35 miles south of Los Angeles, 77 miles north of San Diego and 10 miles south of downtown Santa Ana. Newport Beach is made up of several areas including Newport Harbor, Newport Bay, Balboa Peninsula, Lido Isle, Pelican Hill and Corona del Mar. Newport Beach is home to the distinguished Hoag Hospital, just a fifteen drive to the John Wayne Airport, University of California at Irvine and The Orange County Performing Arts Center. Residents can take advantage of the world class shopping, dining and entertainment available throughout the city at spots such as Fashion Island, Lido Marina Village and Mariner’s Village.
Newport Beach is one of the most sought after real estate markets in Southern California. The options are endless, from up-scale mobile home parks to historic beach cottage to custom water front estates. Newport Beach is home to some of the best view properties available in Southern California. 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 several different areas, each with a distinctive personality. A small sample of the neighborhoods includes Bayside Drive, Cliffhaven, Baycrest, 28th Street Marina, Collins Island, Balboa Peninsula and Bayridge. 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. With such a large amount of choices, for the very best results, it is best to work with the Newport Beach Real Estate market experts of The Franco Group.
Students attend schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District. There are six elementary schools in the district: 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 sixteen private schools in Newport Beach; among them are Our Lady of the Angels, California Virtual Academy, Sage School, Temple Bat Yahm Pre-School and Newport Christian School.
Newport Beach is home to Newport Harbor, which is the largest recreational boat harbor on the western coast of the United States. Both residents and tourists, enjoy the Harbor for sailing, fishing, rowing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Annually since 1908, the Christmas Boat Parade is a tradition resident’s look forward to every year. The New York Times has called the boat parade “One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation.” During summer months, almost each weekend, there are competitive boating events. There are five private yacht clubs in Newport Beach. As part of the Newport Beach water culture, the Newport Harbor has 11 casual and fine restaurants that participate in the dock and dine program. Among the many other outdoor activity areas are Crystal Cove State Park, Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve and Balboa Peninsula.