The largest recreational harbor on the west coast means that Newport Beach boasts ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. This seaside oasis is also home to modern shopping experiences such as Fashion Island, a rich cultural scene – Orange County Museum of Art and ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum – as well as many outdoor adventures – Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Balboa Village. Here is a guide to Newport Beach homes for sale.
Hot shopping spots: Fashion Island, Crystal Cove Shopping Center, and Corona Del Mar Plaza.
Trendy restaurants: Eat Chow, Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, Rusty Pelican, and The Original Mama D’s Italian Kitchen.
By the numbers
Newport Beach, CA is an exceptionally liveable place to settle:
Total crime rates are 20% lower than the rest of California, 23% lower than the national average, and steadily falling with the number of total year over year crimes in Newport Beach decreasing by 11%.
The high school graduation rate is 22% higher, and 64% of people in Newport Beach have completed a bachelor’s degree
When looking at homes for sale in Newport Beach, CA, note that each of the ten neighborhoods that make up Newport Beach has its own personality:
Back Bay – Home to several species of birds with hiking and biking trails, this inland delta connects the Upper Newport Bay with the Newport Harbor. The crème de la crème residential area is located in the wealthiest portion of both Orange County, California as well as the city of Newport Beach.
Balboa Island – Accessed by a short two-lane bridge on the northeast of Balboa Island, or by ferries which cross the harbor to the Balboa Peninsula, this trio of man-made islands is as sweet as its famous desserts – the Balboa Bar and Frozen Banana.
Balboa Peninsula – Called simply “Balboa” or “the Peninsula” by the locals, this is primarily a residential area with a few commercial areas as well.
Corona del Mar – Set on seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Avenue, Corona del Mar is renowned for its fine beaches, tidal pools, cliff-side views, and charming shops.
Westcliff – Home to million-dollar yachts and extravagant cars, Westcliff also takes pride in several trails and walking paths. The coastal wetlands area is renowned as one of the best bird-watching sites in North America.
Newport Coast – Combining natural beauty and contemporary architecture, Newport Coast is home to some of the newest urban developments in the city.