Acclaimed as one of the top luxury living destinations in the world, Newport Beach boasts a collection of fine homes as exquisite and exalted as the beautiful backdrop it sits upon. A lovely year-round climate allows Newport Beach residents to continually enjoy the city’s breathtaking beaches, where surfers and sunbathers flock to the expansive soft-sand beaches in Corona del Mar and on the Balboa Peninsula. Residents enjoy award-winning schools, magnificent homes, world-class shopping at Fashion Island and convenient access to luxurious comforts of the Pelican Hill Resort.
Newport Beach is known for its “villages”, each of which has its own different atmosphere. These villages include:
Balboa Peninsula offers the most beach living in Newport Beach. It stretches out for three miles and is lined by the Pacific Ocean on one side with the Newport Harbor on the other. It is the home of “The Wedge”, a world famous bodysurfing spot, as well as the Ocean Front Walk, one of the region’s most popular boardwalks. At the foot of the Newport Pier you will find the charming McFadden Square, named after the family who helped found the city and the Dory Fishing Fleet, which is where fisherman from the area bring fresh seafood daily. If you head down south about a mile you will be in Balboa, another village of the city, boasting the Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Pier and the historic Balboa Pavilion. Catching a local ferry will conveniently take you across to Balboa Island, a must see destination for tourists.
Lido Marina Village
A charming area filled with charming shops and spectacular waterfront dining, Lido Marina Villa is a great place to spend some time, visit the historic Lido Theater and experience the panoramic views of the harbor. Just over the bridge lies Lido Isle, a residential community situated on one of the seven islands that make up Newport Harbor. Nearby you will find the Cannery, a former fish canning plant, which still stands today.
Mariner’s Mile is a section of Coast Highway and is situated between the Arches Interchange and Dover Drive. There are marine supply shops, yacht brokerages, luxury automobile dealerships and a mix of shopping centers and eateries as well as the picturesque Balboa Bay Club and Resort.
Balboa Island is in fact comprised of three different small islands; Balboa Island, Little Balboa Island and Collins Island. Marine Avenue, the main road, is lined by unique little boutiques, art galleries and eateries. The island is well known for its fabulous walking path that encircles the perimeter, the annual Balboa Island Parade, the yearly Art Walk and the world famous Balboa Bar, a scoop of plain vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and served with various toppings.
Corona Del Mar
Known as the Crown of the Sea, Corona Del Mar is the home of the beautiful Corona Del Mar State Beach as well as the Robert E. Badham Marine Conservation Area. Inspiration and Lookout Points are aptly named, offering outstanding views that take a person’s breath away.
Some of the city’s most sought-after homes are found in its “Flower Streets” area. These cherished tree-lined avenues stretch from Pacific Coast Highway to the ocean and end at Big Corona Beach and Little Corona Beach. In addition to the Flower Streets, there are a host of exquisite homes to be found within Harbor View Hills, Cameo Shores, and on Ocean Avenue. Just a few blocks inland is the “downtown” area of the village, where shops, boutiques and restaurants border both sides of Coast Highway and the 2.2-acre Sherman Library and Gardens that is known as a “horticultural retreat.”
Newport Center / Fashion Island
Newport Center is home to both mid- and high-rise business and residential buildings, hotels and the fabulous Fashion Island, one of the most exclusive shopping and dining destinations in Southern California.
Newport Coast became part of the City of Newport Beach in 2002 and offers new homes, upscale hotels and the world renowned Pelican Hill Golf Course. The historic Crystal Cove State Park sits in between the Coast Highway and the sea, and includes three beautiful miles of coastline. This historic area has charmingly restored homes originally constructed in the 1930s available to rent as vacation cottages all year round.
The Islands of Newport Harbor
A unique feature of Newport Beach are the eight islands located in Newport Harbor. They include Collins Island, Bay Island, Harbor Island, Linda Isle, Lido Isle, Little Balboa Island and Newport Island, which are all strictly residential living areas. Balboa Island however has some small commercial areas mixed in with the residential neighborhoods located there.
Here’s a few of the properties currently available in Newport Beach right now.