The sunny coastal town of Newport Beach is an excellent destination for anyone looking to move to California and get away from the hustle and bustle—with the convenience of a small city. Home to one of the most beautiful beaches in California, Newport Beach real estate is rich with activities, points of interest, and natural beauty. If you’re looking to live a warm relaxing life in the sun, Newport Beach is a great destination for you!
Living in Newport Beach, CA
Throughout the 1800s, settlers came to the Newport Beach area buying land for $1 an acre. In 1870, a 105-ton steamer safely entered the bay and after hearing about the astonishing news, James Irvine came to the area and named it Newport Beach. In 1905 the Pacific Electric Railway established a train station in Newport, connecting Newport to Los Angeles. Because of this connection of community to a major city, the City of Newport Beach was established.
Staying pretty warm year-round, Newport Beach makes its residents no strangers to outdoor activities. The beaches in Newport are some of the most beautiful on the West Coast, and Newport Beach is world-renowned for its surfing. Newport Harbor is known as the American West Coast’s largest recreational boat harbor. It’s a popular destination for many activities like sailing, rowing, fishing, kayaking and paddle boating.
Competitive boating happens almost every weekend with weekly boat races during the summer. The Orange Coast College of Sailing offers recreational and professional certifications, and there are many yacht clubs a resident can become a part of. Camping, hiking, bird-watching, and mountain biking are popular pastimes at the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and Crystal Cove State Park.
Advantages of living in Newport Beach aren’t limited to swimming, surfing, or boating. Newport Beach is home to 16 schools, including schools ranked in Newsweek’s Top 200 Schools in the US and a college preparatory school. Pelican Hill area is home to two top ranking golf courses in the country.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities at Newport Center and Fashion Island, as well as a high-quality live theatre at the Newport Theatre Arts Center. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a top employer of Newport Beach and consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers, and four urgent care centers. As a Newport Beach real estate agent, Avi would love to get more in depth about these features with any future Newport Beach home buyers.
Newport Beach Real Estate Market
Newport Beach real estate consists of various communities, many of which have a very high standard of living. Central Newport Beach communities are comprised of Big Canyon, East Bluff, Harbor View, Newport Shores, Dover Shores, Bay Shores, Lido Village, Promontory Point, Belcourt, and Harbor Ridge. These communities are normally high income and gated. Balboa Peninsula, Newport Heights, Lido Isle, Corona del Mar, and Newport Coast are also considered wealthy neighborhoods but do not maintain guarded gates.
The islands of Newport Beach are numerous and many are man-made; they include Balboa Island, Bay Island, Collins Island, Harbor Island, Linda Isle, and Newport Island. These islands are home to private residences.
For a more open and less private feel, inland communities are home to high standards of living but a slightly lower income than the more private and wealthy island living. These communities include San Joaquin Hills and Santa Ana Heights. If you’re interested in purchasing a home in Newport Beach CA, Avi Dan-Goor would love to show you what living in all of Newport Beach’s neighborhoods have to offer.
Attractions and amenities in Newport Beach, CA
- Newport Center and Fashion Island
- Orange County Museum of Art
- Hoag Hospital
- Newport Proper
- Newport Back Bay or Upper Newport Bay
- Newport Pier
- The Boardwalk
- Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
- Newport Sports Museum
- Newport Aquatic Center
- Balboa Village
- Balboa Pier
- Balboa Pavilion
- Balboa Fun Zone
- Balboa Inn
- Balboa Island Ferry
- Balboa Island
- State and Local Parks and Beaches
- Corona del Mar State Beach
- Crystal Cove State Park
- The Wedge (Surfing)
- Lovell Beach House
- Pacific Coast Highway
- Orange County Council BSA Sea Base
- Dory Fish Market
- The Crab Cooker