Newport Beach

Epitomizes luxury living with its cliffside mansions, stunning coastline, and famous piers.
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Welcome to Newport Beach

The Epitome of Coastal Luxury

Renowned globally as a high-end seaside community, Newport Beach epitomizes luxury living with its cliffside mansions, stunning coastline, and famous piers. It's a sought-after filming location for Hollywood hits like "The O.C." and "Arrested Development." The city spans a diverse area with various communities and price points, but the common thread is a lifestyle centered around world-class beaches, hiking trails, and designer shopping, whether in suburban neighborhoods or beachfront estates.

Coastal Activities and Scenic Trails

With over 10 miles of coastline, Newport Beach offers a plethora of ocean activities for everyone. Thrill-seekers flock to the Wedge off Balboa Peninsula, a legendary surfing and body surfing spot known for its 30-foot-high swells. While summer restrictions may apply to board surfing due to crowding, the waves promise an exhilarating experience. For more relaxed beachgoers, Balboa Peninsula is ideal for a day on the sand, and Newport Pier is a favorite fishing spot. Those preferring the hills can head southeast to Crystal Cove State Park, featuring more than 18 miles of trails across 2,400 acres of preserved wilderness.

Diverse Housing Options

Home options and prices in Newport Beach vary by community. Along the coast, properties range from small bungalows priced at $1.3 million to $38 million modern estates. These include sleek beachfront homes on Balboa Peninsula, classic cedar-shake houses near Balboa Island's coastal shopping, Mission Revival, and an influx of new construction homes on Lido Isle. Next to Lido Isle is Lido Peninsula Resort on Lido Park Drive. A private manufactured home community of beach cottages on leased land with its own private beach and amenities, surrounded by three sides of the waters of Newport Bay and Marina. Ranging from $400,000 to $1.5 million with a monthly land lease fee ranging from approx. $2,400-$6,000. Another manufactured home community of all ages is called Bayside Village located in the heart of Newport Beach’s Back Bay. The “Village” fronts a 220 slip marina located adjacent to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. Prices also range from $400,000 to $1.5 million.
The most extravagant cliffside estates are found on the beaches of Corona Del Mar and the hills of Crystal Cove, with properties ranging from midsize beach homes starting at $5 million to magnificent haciendas overlooking the Pacific for $50 million. A new construction project in Crystal Cove with a completion date in 2025, is priced at $89 million.

Shopping and Dining Destinations

Each area of Newport Beach boasts its own dining and shopping spots, but a few designer hubs stand out. Fashion Island, a large open-air mall, offers trendy retail, restaurants, and high-end grocery stores. South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa attracts visitors seeking the latest in high fashion. Balboa Peninsula features vibrant seaside dining, including celebrity favorites like Nobu. And for a touch of local humor, don't forget the banana stand on Balboa Island.

Top-Rated Schools

Newport Beach's Corona Del Mar High gained fame as the inspiration for "The Harbor School" in "The O.C." The school is part of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, which Niche rates an A overall. The city is also home to exceptional private schools, such as Sage Hill School, ranked No. 12 among California's best private high schools by Niche.

Cultural and Community Events

The Newport Beach Public Library's Cultural Arts Division supports a rotating program of art exhibits at local galleries and outdoor displays, enhancing the area's natural beauty. They host public concerts every summer at Civic Center Park, and the annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition showcases hundreds of works from local artists. The scenic Pacific Coast Highway runs through Newport Beach, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. For faster commutes, residents use the 405 for a 44-mile drive to LA, which typically takes about an hour but can double during rush hour. The closest airport is John Wayne Airport in the city's northwest corner, while Los Angeles International Airport is 43 miles away for international flights.

Environmental Considerations

While floods are rare, homeowners close to the water may need flood insurance. The increasing risk of wildfires means many homes require wildfire insurance. Drought is a persistent issue, and residents are encouraged to follow water conservation regulations.

Safety and Security

Newport Beach's property crime rates are slightly lower than the California average. Incidents are more common in high-traffic, tourist areas, while residential neighborhoods like Corona Del Mar experience minimal crime.

Around Newport Beach, CA

There's plenty to do around Newport Beach, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mylxfitness, Natural Healing & Anti-Aging, and House of Fitness.

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Active 4.86 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.54 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.05 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.63 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach has 38,724 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Newport Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 85,806 people call Newport Beach home. The population density is 3,606.21 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Newport Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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