Balboa Island Luxury Homes

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Balboa Island Luxury Homes

Newport Beach, California

Balboa Island is divided into three islands. There is the main island which has over 1100 homes, the Little Island which is located across the Grand Canal has over 200 homes. And Collins Island which is located of the main Island has 8 homes. The streets of Balboa Island  jadeare named after Semi-precious stones including Jade, Onyx, Sapphire, and Coral which creates more charm in the area.

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A great way to visit the island is to take the Balboa Island ferry. There are three 64 foot ferries, that have the capacity to carry three automobiles. Also bicyclists and pedestrians can ride for a fee as well. The ferry drivers are very skilled, especially during the summer months when Newport Harbor can be incredibly busy with the Newport Harbor boat traffic.  It is a great way to travel from the Peninsula to the Island and enjoy the beauty of the Newport Harbor on the brief journey.ferry

Balboa Island has both bay front homes and interior homes. There is a quaint village on the main island that is located on Marine Avenue - enjoy shops, dining, and during the summer months there is an art festival. Many of the island residents travel around via golf carts. It is a great way to start the day by walking around the island, and many visitors and residents begin their day by walking or jogging around the island.

For more information about Balboa Island Luxury homes, please view my website at www.SharonintheOC.com. Find more Balboa Island history here.

Text or Phone: 949.280.0681

Email: Sharon@SharonintheOC.com

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Gary Woltal
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Sharon, what a quaint three places to live. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. If you live on Collins Island you could definitely say it was a secluded area.

Aug 20, 2008 10:23 AM #1
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Sharon:  Excellent Localism post on Balboa Island luxury homes and beautifully presented--I LOVE the photos!  What a quaint little island (or three!)

 

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Sharon: Your post on Balboa is perfect! This area is so special and you decribed it to a tee. 

Aug 21, 2008 02:02 AM #3
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Debe - thanks for the nice compliment! I love taking photos as well!

Kat - thanks to you as well. The area is so beautiful.

Aug 21, 2008 02:31 AM #4
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So, how much does it cost to take the ferry now? When I lived on the Balboa Peninsula, it used to cost a quarter. A dime for pedestrians.

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Aug 21, 2008 05:35 AM #5
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Car and Driver -  $2.00, Motorcycles - $1.50, Adult with Bicycles - $1.25, Children on bikes $.75 cents.

Walk on - Adults: $1.00, Children 5-11 .50 cents,  Children under 5 - free.

Aug 21, 2008 06:00 AM #6
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Holy crap, Sharon! What an increase. I left Newport Beach not that long ago . . . 1990 . . . oh, wait, that's 18 years.

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Sharon, Balboa Island is one of my favorite places to go here in the So Cal area, your weather is perfect 

Aug 21, 2008 06:33 AM #8
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Bee u tee ful!  Whenever boats and water is involved, I'm there!  Love the name too, Balboa Island.  I think I'll sit here and dream for a bit.  Nice presentation of this area.

Aug 21, 2008 08:05 AM #9
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Elizabeth - I was not sure about the rates so I called them, and verified them!! I know . . . it has gone up!!

Kim - I love Balboa Island as well, I was just there at broker preview looking at a bayfront . . . love the view!

Donna - Please come out and visit, it really is a beautiful area.

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Kim, This certainly brings back memories.  I lived on Balboa Island and my Office was in Fashion Island back in the 1980's.   I left Newport Beach, CA back in 1990.  My how real estate prices have changed!

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Sharon, what a great to work in! I love Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Great localism post. ;-)

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Aug 25, 2008 11:59 AM #12
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Pam - it is interesting how different areas change. Come on back for a visit.

Teri - I am glad you liked the post . . . I love Balboa Island!!

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Hey Pam, We must have lived there at the same time. I also left (after 14 years) in 1990. My office was on Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island. How weird, huh?

I lived on the Balboa Peninsula. My favorite haunts, besides the Fun Zone, was the Beach Ball and the Studio Café.

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