PROPERTIES IN NEWPORT BEACH
Newport service the following zip code: 92661, 92662, 92625, 92657, 92617, 92660, 92662, 92663
The city of Newport Beach is located in Orange County on the Southern California coast approximately 45 miles south of the city of Los Angeles. The city has 8 miles of sandy beaches for residents and visitors to enjoy, plus a 21-square mile harbor area that is home to an average of 4,300 boats of all types. The access to the beaches and ocean make this a prime destination for fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports. The Newport Beach Pier was built in 1940 on the same site as the original McFadden’s Wharf and is 1,032 feet long. Like much of coastal southern California, Newport Beach enjoys mild weather year round, with temperatures in the 70s much of the year and an annual average rainfall of 10 inches. The warmest months tend to be August and September.
The City of Newport is made up of a variety of “villages” all with their own character. The Balboa Peninsula village is a waterfront
community surrounding many of the historic places that made Newport Beach what it is today and includes Balboa Fun Zone and the historic Balboa Pavilion, the Balboa and Newport piers, and the Wedge, a world famous surf spot known for it’s amazing waves.
Other villages in Newport Beach include Lido Marina Village, Balboa Island, Mariner’s Mile, Corona Del Mar, Newport Center/Fashion Island, Newport Coast, and the Islands of Newport Harbor. A distinguishing feature of Newport is the number of small islands – a total of eight – that make up the Newport Harbor community. All of the islands are residential-only areas with the exception of Balboa Island which has a small amount of commercial area. The other islands are Bay Island, Collins Island, Harbor Island, Lido Isle, Linda Isle, Little Balboa Island, and Newport Island.
The Balboa Peninsula, Balboa Island, and the beachfront area near the Newport Pier are lined with shops, art galleries, restaurants, and fun family activities making these areas primary destinations for weekend and summer visitors. Newport Beach brings in up to 100,000 daily visitors during the summer months. Another prime destination in Newport is Fashion Island, a modern open-air shopping center with multiple dining and entertainment options and high-end retailers. The area also includes residential area, office buildings, and hotels.
The city of Newport Beach hosts many annual events including the Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach, Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Annual Christmas Boat Parade, where viewers will see yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes fully decorated with Christmas Lights and décor. There are also many organizations within the community that host events such as outdoor movie nights, summer concerts, farmer’s markets, and more.
Newport Beach is home to Crystal Cove State Park and Corona Del Mar State Beach. Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s remaining open space and natural seashore areas. The beaches are lined with bluffs and visitors can explore the many tidepool areas on the seashore. Crystal Cove has 18 miles of hiking trails, two campgrounds with multiple camp sites, and an underwater marine protected area with giant kelp forests. It’s not uncommon to see dolphins splashing in the waves. Crystal Cove also has a historic district, with 46 beach front cottages that were built in the 1930s and 1940s near Los Trancos Creek. One of the cottages is well known for being the cottage Bette Midler’s character stayed in during her final days in the movie Beaches. Corona Del Mar State Beach and nearby Little Corona are popular spots for swimming and surfing. Little Corona has an exceptional area for exploring tidepools and the city conducts field trips and educational programs here to support the protection of marine life on the seashore.
The Newport Beach area is mostly made up of upper middle class and wealthy residents and home prices rank 8th in the nation. Many major businesses call the area home including several high end luxury resorts like Pelican Hill, Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Coast Resort Villas by Marriott, and Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. Other major employers include Hoag Medical Center, PIMCO, Pacific Life, The Irvine Company, Fashion Island, and Newport Mesa Unified School District.
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