Newport Beach Homes by Neighborhood

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EASTBLUFF

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History

Eastbluff Community in Newport Beach was constructed in 1964.  The community features 460 detached single family homes built by two builders, Macco with 8 floor plan variations and Lusk with 5 plans.

Location

The Eastbluff community is borderd by Eastbluff Drive and Jamboree Road. The location is considered ideal to get to all parts of Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Irvine and beyond due to easy access to major roads and quick access to freeways.

Amenities

Residents and children enjoy the private Eastbluff Park located on Alta Vista and Basswood. The park has play equipment and the Association hosts many community events at the park such as Fourth of July parties and Easter Egg Hunts. Close by in the Bluffs area there is another city public park with a baseball diamond and soccer field. The private Newport Beach Tennis Club and a Boys & Girls Club is also within the community. The Back Bay is a popular spot for bikers, hikers and casual walkers.

Home Styles

Western Ranch was the original style of homes but many have been modified over the years and some have been completely rebuilt and range from traditional to contemporary. Approximately 20 percent are view lots. Many lots are large and have private pools and spas. schools & shopping

All of the neighborhood schools are award-winning schools. Children attend Eastbluff Elementary, Corona del Mar Junior and Senior High School. Private schools in the area are the Childtime Preschool and Our Lady Queen of Angels.

The Eastbluff Center is centrally located and has a major grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, personal services, medical services and bank. The world famous Fashion Island is less than a half mile away down Jamboree.

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HARBOR VIEW

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History

Harbor View Homes was designed with 3 phases and 1200 homes that were developed in the late 1960s. the original developer was Donald Bren and he designed the community around 6 different models. The homes originally sold for approximately $30,000. Today Harbor View Homes is laced with custom homes, remodeled homes and original homes.

Location

Bounded by San Joaquin Road, San Miguel Drive and Bonita Canyon Drive and MacArthur Blvd the “Port Streets”, as Harbor View Homes is affectionately called by locals, is within the city of Newport Beach.

Lifestyle

Harbor View Homes is highly desirable community for families, yet quite comfortable for couples and single homeowners with parks, community events, and closeness to beaches and the Corona del Mar village.

Amenities

Each of the 3 phases has their own pool, clubhouse and homeowners association. The swim teams are highly respected. Each of the associations plans their own activities for residents to enjoy.

Homestyles

The style of homes ranges from original plan to completely custom, mostly an Eastern Seaborne architecture.

Schools and Shopping

Andersen Elementary School is within the boundaries of the community and for middle school grades and up children attend Corona del Mar Junior & Senior High School. There are several strip centers with major grocery stores, personal services, restaurants and pharmacies are close by, as is Fashion Island with upscale boutiques and major retail stores.

 

HARBOR RIDGE

History

The community was developed by The Irvine Company in 1978 -1980 with an overall concept of creating a forest on a hillside. The natural landforms took precedence over any architectural requirements. The housing was designed to fit the land, rather than grading the land to accommodate flatland-housing design. These considerations in development produced an aesthetically pleasing result to its residents.

Harbor Ridge is an affluent gate-guarded coastal community in Newport Beach and covers 170 acres. Spectacular vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach, Palos Verdes, Saddleback Mountains, inland night-lights and Catalina Island can be viewed from Harbor Ridge. Fresh ocean breezes keep the climate pleasantly moderate.

Location

This guard-gated community is located within the boundaries of San Miguel Drive and Spy Glass Hill Road

Lifestyle and Amenities

Residents enjoy access to 3 tennis courts and 4 community pool & spa facilities. There is a Women’s Club for community events and wooded trail nearby for biking or hiking.

Homestyles

The area provides residents a variety of home options with townhomes, condominiums and custom designed residences.

The neighborhood remains distinguished for the range of architectural styles seen on its custom home sites, The Harbor Ridge custom home sites typically list on the market among Newport’s most expensive, with homes ranging in size from approximately 4,000 to 10,000 square feet.

Schools and Shopping

Students attend Lincoln Elementary and Corona del Mar Junior and Senior High School.

Nearby shopping includes world renown Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza and are only minutes from the area. The neighborhood center features a mix of retail boutiques, restaurants, a super market and drug store.

 

EASTSIDE COSTA MESA

 history

Costa Mesa became a haven for WW II servicemen after the war and the area continued to expand through the1950s and 1960s. Additional commerce and major freeways created a boon to the Costa Mesa region. “Eastside” Costa Mesa touches the Newport Beach boundary so the Eastside’s established neighborhoods and attractive housing prices appealed greatly to residents who wanted to be within the beach area.

location

Roughly Newport Boulevard to the northwest, Bristol Street to Mesa Drive to the northeast and Irvine Avenue to 16th Street to the south. Pockets of the community are in the Newport Beach zip code, but the remaining streets are in the Costa Mesa “Eastside” zip code.

home styles

The original style of homes are WW II bungalow with most of the homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. But over the years the remodeling of homes have made the area more of an ecletic flair. There are a lot of PUDs (Planned Unit Developments) throughout the community. On the other hand, there are still some extremely large lots on the Eastside.

lifestyle

A lot of younger families are moving into the community, but with its long history it has maintained the empty nesters and single homeowners have filtered in due to the price appeal. The established tree-lined neighborhoods provide a homey, comfortable feel. With quick access by main roads, residents are at parks, beaches, bay for events and water activities.

schools & shopping

All of Eastside Costa Mesa feeds into the Ensign Middle School and Newport Harbor High School. There are several public elementary schools dotted throughout the Eastside boundaries.

17th Street is a major commercial area with all types of shopping and personal services. Westcliff provides residents with a neighborhood mall of grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants and personal services.

A short drive to Costa Mesa’s world renown South Coast Plaza to find luxury shopping and major retailers.

 

THE BLUFFS

history

Built by George Holstein 1964 to 1972 and commenced by building the streets closest to Corona del Mar High School. The final 14 units were built in 1980. There are 6 homeowner associations within the Bluffs.

location

Eastbluff Drive and the Back Bay Nature Preserve border the community.

amenities

So close to the Back Bay Estuary and the Nature Preserve they offer miles of paved trails along the bay and a grass trail along the top of the bluff front. The Bluffs has 14 neighboorhood pools, a private tennis club, and a city of Newport Beach public park with a tot-lot, baseball diamond and soccer fields. The Boys & Girls Club is centrally located with the community.

home styles

The community is comprised of attached homes, the legal term for this buiding is PUD or Planned Unit Development. 37 models range from approximately 850 square feet to approximately 2458 square feet and many offer expansion potential. The architectural style is Spanish influence for the 2 story models and Western ranch style for the single story homes.

shopping & dining

Eastbluff Center is centrally located in the community where residents will find a major grocery store and pharmacy, restaurants, medical offices, a bank and personal services, The world famous Fashion Island is less than half a mile away.

 

VILLA POINT

 history

The community was developed by the Irvine Company between 1990 and 1991.

location

Villa Point is located at the corner of Jamboree and Coast Highway in Newport Beach. It’s across from the famed Dunes with close proximity to Balboa Island, Fashion Island and Newport Center.

 

amenities

Keeping active and fit are easy with the 2 community pools and 2 fitness centers. Relaxation and entertainment are at hand with the 2 hot tubs, a clubhouse and picnic areas with barbeques at the pool. You and your guests will enjoy the amenities.

 

home styles

The 1 and 2 bedroom condominiums are based on a classic Riviera style architecture. Nearly 100 of the homes have views of the golf course and 30 have views of the Back Bay.

lifestyle

Residents at Villa Point are very close to recreation, boutique to luxury shopping, professional services and wonderful restaurants. Just up the hill from Balboa Island, close to the various beaches, the Dunes for boating launch and water activities. The popular 6 mile biking and jogging trail around Back Bay is nearby along with golf course clubs and the Orange County Museum of Art.

schools & shopping

Children attend Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Junior High School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

Major grocery and drug stores are close by with world renowned upscale shopping at Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza just minutes away.

 

TURTLE ROCK

 history

Turtle Rock is one of the five “Villages” originally formed in Irvine. It was named after a large rock in the shape of a Turtle that was discovered when the area was being developed. The Rock can still be found in a grassy area in the Turtle Rock “Vistas” development. Its finding is commemorated by a sculpture of a turtle in Turtle Rock Community Park. Turtle Rock development began in 1967.

location

Turtle Rock is a neighborhood in the South part of Irvine. Geographically it lies in the San Joaquin Hills. Its boundaries are University Drive to the North, Ridgeline Drive to the east, Shady Canyon on the South and Culver Boulevard to the west.

home styles

The architectural styles range from contemporary Mediterranean, traditional modern, and California Ranch. There are approximately 3427 homes consisting of custom built single family homes, Single family tract homes,

townhomes and condominiums.

amenities

Within Turtle Rock’s three community parks there are 4 lighted tennis courts, a volleyball court, a picnic area, a nature park, a 2.63-mile aerobic and training circuit and a sports park. Most of the developments in the community also share community swimming pools.

Nearby is the entrance to the Boomer Canyon hiking trail and the Turtle Rock Nature center with a five-acre nature preserve. Residents can also enjoy UCI activities and culture at the Irvine Barclay Theater and sports events at the Bren Center.

It is also an easy drive to the beach communities with a direct route through Newport Coast. Turtle Rock is very close to two PGA golf Courses, Strawberry Farms Golf Club, and Oak Creek Golf Club

 

 

SHADY CANYON

 history

Shady Canyon is a private guard-gated residential golf community offering one of the most beautiful areas in Orange County where the living environments compliment the natural, peaceful canyon surroundings. Shady Canyon’s planners envisioned the prestigious look and rural feel of a luxurious enclave of custom residences into the pristine coastal hills.

location

Surrounded by approximately 16,000 acres of natural serenity, a Shady Canyon home can become its very own sanctuary and provide owners with endless views of the rolling hillsides, canyons and ocean views. The location here is unmatched, the neighborhood is preserved on three sides by Bommer Canyon, Laguna Canyon and acres of wide-open space that will never be built on for the ultimate in privacy.

lifestyle

Considering all of the amenities Shady Canyon has to offer, residents can relish in a luxurious lifestyle without ever having to step foot outside of the neighborhood.

amenities

In addition to the remarkable 310 acre golf course designed by Tom Fazio, Shady Canyon boasts an endless amount of amenities including the main clubhouse, tennis, fitness and swim club, Shady Canyon Spa, junior Olympic pool, formal dining, casual grill, outdoor dining terrace, cocktail lounge and gentlemen’s and ladies’ lounges.

schools & shopping

One of the highlights of Shady Canyon is being a part of the nationally recognized Irvine Unified School District that ranks among the highest in California for test scores and academic achievements.

 

SANTA ANA HEIGHTS

 history

Santa Ana Heights is a community in Orange County. The eastern part is located within the city limits of Newport Beach while the western part is in an unincorporated area. The unincorporated part of Santa Ana Heights has been a subject of an annexation debate between Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. It is currently included in the city of Costa Mesa’s “sphere of influence”, which is expected to change to Newport Beach’s sphere of influence as the annexation process furthers.

amenities

The area provides an active lifestyle being so close to the Bay View Residential Equestrian Community, the Castaways, Back Bay Trails, and Upper Newport Bay Trails for horseback riding, hiking, biking, bird watching and enjoyment.

homes

Santa Ana Heights is zoned for more moderate income families, and it is mostly a residential area, with a variety of housing types to suit families that live in the Santa Ana area. The name is referred to the small foothills that the area is set on.

schools

Children in the area attend Woodland Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Back Bay High School and Estancia High School.

shopping & other amenities

Access to major shopping like South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island are moments away. The Orange County Airport and a hub of freeways close by make commuting a breeze. Residents are surrounded by neighborhood restaurants, and small grocery and supply stores on the major thoroughfares. The nearby public Back Bay Golf Course is enjoyed by many Newport golfers.

 

PELICAN HILL

 history

Pelican Hill homes are located in the prestigious and exclusive guard gated community in the seaside community of Newport Coast, California. Pelican Hill homes are well appointed and large Mediterranean estate homes with select homes offering stunning Pacific Ocean, Catalina, Newport Bay and Golf Course views. Pelican Hill is home to some of the most expensive real estate in Newport Coast. There are 146 homesites with development starting in 1990. Home prices will typically start at the $5 million dollar price point and have gone has high has $20 million dollars.

location

Pelican Hill is located between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. They are bordered by Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast Drive and Pelican Hill Golf Course.

lifestyle

Singles, couples, and families alike are drawn to its incomparable blend of luxury living and casual flavor.

amenities

The Resort at Pelican Hill with world class restaurants, luxurious spa and 2 spectacular golf courses designed by Tom Fazio.

home styles

Pelican Hill are all custom estate homes. There are 146 homesites with classic Mediterranean style and unsurpassed pacific ocean views on lots that are approximately half an acre.

schools & shopping

Children attend Lincoln Elementary and Corona del Mar High School. Harbor Day, a private elementary school, and Sage Hill School, a private, independent high school are nearby.

A fifteen minute drive you will find Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza and a 5 minutes away from Crystal Cove Promenade with world class shopping and great restaurants.

 

PELICAN CREST

 history

Pelican Crest in Newport Coast is a one of the most desirable communities in Southern California. These custom designed homes are positioned on lots that command 180 degree views over the Pacific Ocean and Newport Beach. It is a master planned community by the Irvine Company with 166 Custom home sites starting in 1996. The custom homes of Pelican Crest will typically start at the $5 million dollar price point and have sold has high has $20 million dollars.

location

Pelican Hill is located between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. They are bordered by Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast Drive and Pelican Hill Golf Course.

home styles

Pelican Crest has 166 custom home sites. You will find estates of the highest quality craftsmanship, each with unique architectural features that add warmth and charm. These Mediterranean, Tuscan, and French Provincial inspired masterpieces are complimented by beautifully landscaped grounds and a Pacific Blue backdrop, will re-calibrate your notions of luxury living in Orange County. Lot size average 1/3 to 1/2 acre.

lifestyle

Singles, couples, and families alike are drawn to its incomparable blend of luxury living and casual flavor.

amenities

The Resort at Pelican Hill with world class restaurants, luxurious spa and 2 spectacular golf courses designed by Tom Fazio.

schools & shopping

Children attend Lincoln Elementary and Corona del Mar High School. Harbor Day, a private elementary school, and Sage Hill School, a private, independent high school are nearby.

A fifteen minute drive you will find Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza and a 5 minutes away from Crystal Cove Promenade with shopping and great restaurants

 

NEWPORT ISLAND

 history

Newport Island was originally part of a marshy area in the Newport bay. The city dredged the canals in the area and created Newport Island by taking the sand and mud and piled it on seven feet above the high tide mark. The streets and sidewalks were added thereafter. The original lots were sold for $250 to $400 a piece.

location

The island access is located at Balboa Boulevard and 38th Street and bordered by Marcus Avenue and Channel Place.

home styles

There are a mix of original beach cottages and duplexes plus custom high end homes. The combination of single family homes and duplexes makes for approximately 50% tenants and 50% owner occupied.

community lifestyle

This unique community provides casual island living. Surfers, beach-lovers and boaters abound in this enclave because residents are within blocks to the beach and bay and all of the bayfront lots have private docks. Because of the quaintness of the island, it’s a very intimate and tolerant lifestyle due to a broad range of income levels and backgrounds.

schools

The local schools include Newport Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School.

amenities

Private boat docks typically accommodate boats of 30 feet or less in length, so boating is a big draw. The city park is where many residents will relax, meet friends and neighbors and walk their dogs.

shopping

Daily needs and a major brand grocery store is within 4 blocks of the area. Many tourists enjoy the boutique shops along the Peninsula and Lido districts. For major department stores and upscale shopping, Fashion Island is south of Newport Island

 

NEWPORT HEIGHTS

 history

One of the oldest neighborhoods in Newport Beach, Newport Heights was once referred to as Mackrel Flats in the 1930’s and 1940’s. In 1906 the first oil wells were drilled just south of the current high school.

location

The boundaries of the community are between Pacific Coast Highway, Old Newport Blvd., 15th Street and Dover Drive.

lifestyle

Cliffhaven and Newport Heights provide a true sense of community with residents who know their neighbors. Visitors will see children playing outside, people strolling or biking the area or relaxing in the park. With schools, churches and amenities nearby, the neighborhood lends itself to a cohesive, almost idylilic lifestyle.

schools

All levels of schools are conveniently located in the neighborhood and within a short distance of each other; Newport Heights elementary school, Ensign middle school and Newport Harbor High School.

home styles

Cliffhaven homes typically sit on larger lots which have allowed for substantial traditional style homes to near mansion levels. Newport Heights homes range from mid century bungalows to newer luxurious homes in an eclectic range of architectural styles. Some homes located on the “front row” have spectacular views of the harbor, bay, Catalina Island and the coastline. R-2 areas are located on the west side of Newport Heights and by Newport Harbor High that borders between Irvine Avenue and St Andrews Road.

amenities

5 parks, 4 view parks and 1 playground, are sprinkled throughout the area. The community theater and environmental nature center provide cultural education and enjoyment. Being centrally located within the city, means that world renown beaches, bay and harbor are just minutes away. Boutique and upscale shopping are close at hand along with fine restaurants and waterfront dining.

 

NEWPORT COAST

 history & location

Known as the “Pacific Riviera – Where Nature’s Palette Is At Work.” The 9,432-acre Newport Coast community is at the eastern edge of Newport Beach. Development starting in the 1980’s, this prestigious, world-class community encompasses the South Orange County coast between Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach. Newport Coast features panoramic neighborhoods from the coastal canyons to the Pacific Ocean. Generously preserved open space – 75% of the land is dedicated to open space or golf courses - beautiful landscapes, multiple nature trails and coastal splendor establish the character of this city.

 

home styles

The style of architecture is European featuring Mediterranean, Italian and French throughout Newport Coast for both condominium and single family residences. Mature landscaping now enhances this recently developed area. Many properties feature sweeping views of ocean, harbor, Catalina Island, golf courses, canyon and city lights. All of the communities/ developments are gated, many with 24 hour guards.

amenities

Newport Coast is home to several fantastic destination points including the Resort at Pelican Hill, named #1 Resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler in 2011. The Resort at Pelican Hill features the finest services and amenities including two world renowned golf courses designed by golf architect Tom Fazio, gorgeous villas, state-of-the-art spa and pools, and superb dining options.

There are two community areas for all residents supported by an HOA. One is on Newport Ridge East and San Joaquin Hills that includes tennis, trails, tot park, sand volleyball, and basketball. The other, the Canyon Club is located on Ridge Park Drive and includes a world class club house, huge community pool and tennis facilities. Depending on the where you live will determine to which facility you’ll belong.

shopping & lifestyle

Residents are within minutes of Orange County’s premier retail, medical, entertainment, and cultural centers. World class shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island are short drives. Local residents also have nearby convienence shopping, eating estabilshments and boutiques at the Crystal Cove Promenade. Cultural events are abundant at the South Coast Metro in nearby Costa Mesa.

schools

Newport Coast Elementary and Corona del Mar High School are Newport Coast’s public schools. Sage Hill School, the first non-denominational college preparatory private high school in Orange County and Harbor Day private elementary are both less than three miles away. There is a 10 acre shopping center conveniently located on Newport Coast Drive and San Joaquin Hills Road.

 

COASTAL CANYON

 history

Coastal Canyon is part of the larger community of Newport Coast which was annexed into Newport Beach in 2001. This small, gated community is comprised of 96 homes built by Greystone/Lennar and Shea Homes in 1999 through 2001.

location

The community is located just southeast of the larger gated community of Ocean Heights. Its guard gated entry is at 21090 Vista Ridge Road, Newport Coast. It is south of the 73 toll road adjacent to the Laguna Canyon Reserve and Crystal Cove State Park.

lifestyle

This is a welcoming community that appeals to buyers who prefer the lifestyle in a gated community. The close proximity of excellent schools, shopping, recreational facilities, and preserved natural open spaces provide a lifestyle that people from all over the world find appealing.

 

schools

Newport Coast Elementary School, noted for its high academic performance score, is close by although bus transportation is provided. Sage High School is a private upper level school that also has a reputation for excellence. The student-to-teacher ratio is 15 to 1. Located within 2 miles of Coastal Canyon, many families move to the area to be close to Sage High School.

home styles

In keeping with the theme of Newport Coast the homes are Tuscan or Mediterranean in their style of architecture. Comprised of single and two story detached homes with lot sizes that range from approximately 7,000 to 12,000 square feet.

 

amenities

In addition to the Newport Coast amenities such as the club house with its large pools, its lighted and gated tennis and basketball courts and sport park, the community of Coastal Canyon has its own small park and lighted party pavilion that overlooks the canyon and is available to the residents for events.

shopping

South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum are within a few minutes from Coastal Canyon with easy to access toll road or main thoroughfares. Newport Coast Shopping Center has a grocery store, boutiques, a bank, and eating establishments.

 

LIDO ISLE

 history

Developed in the early part of the 20th century, Lido Isle was once a sand bar known as “Pacific Electric Island” becoming part of the “Red Line Car” project carrying passengers from Los Angeles to Balboa. In 1923, the sand bar or Pacific Electric Island was sold off for development of commercial wharfs and shipyards and when dredging was complete, placed the island 11 feet above high tide. After a failed harbor bond issue, the project halted and the island was purchased by a group of investors for $125,000. A European architect was then hired to plan a resort community fashioned after “Lido di Venezia” across from Venice Italy.

location

Drive past the iconic Lido Theatre and across the bridge to Lido Isle. The 2 mile private island features some of the most beautiful homes, views and community amenities in Newport Beach. Located in the Southwest portion of Newport Harbor, Lido is easily accessible from Pacific Coast Highway via Newport Blvd. and Via Lido.

home styles

There are approximately 865 homes on Lido Isle, approximately 250 are on the bay front and 615 on the interior of the island. The island is home to styles ranging from contemporary to traditional. Although there is no required architectural motive, the original theme of the island was intended to be Mediterranean with meandering stradas through the community featuring tile or slate roofs to promote the overall flavor. Lido Isle was designed to resemble the small, coastal Italian town after which it is named.

lifestyle

Residents enjoy the privileged use of the Lido Isle Club house and it’s year-round activities for all ages. A private sandy beach with a slide float is enjoyed throughout the summer as well as surrounding boat docs, tennis courts, a basketball court, 2 parks and meandering walkways throughout the island. Numerous activities include Lido Isle Yacht Club with recognized sailing programs, Lido Isle Tennis Club, and Lido Isle Women and Men’s Club. Children can take association sponsored tennis and sailing lessons without ever leaving the island!

schools

Children are part of the Newport Mesa Unified School District including Newport Elementary (one of only 2 schools in the nation that is located on a beach), Ensign Middle School and Newport Harbor High School

 

JASMINE CREEK

 history

Architect Walter J. Richardson was chosen “to master-plan and design” a $20 million

townhouse community with 324 units. Along with builders MJ Brock & Sons, Jasmine Creek was created and sales of new homes began in October 1974. It took about 7 years to build the project out.

location

Jasmine Creek is bordered by San Joaquin Hills Road, Marguerite

Harbor View Drive and Crown Drive. It is close to shopping and Marguerite Avenue leads straight to the Big Corona del Mar beach.

homes

Jasmine Creek was designed to blend nicely into the neighborhood. In keeping with the area, the architectural character is restrained, quiet. Large overhangs and low eaves help blend the homes into the site. Because most homes are visible from all sides, all elevations have been given strong architectural treatment. There are no ‘barebox’ sides or backs to these homes. The overall effect is earthy and woodsy with brown concrete tile roofs (all new as of 2010), and exterior surfaces of brown brick, stone, and wood painted are in nature’s colors. The “density” is one of the lowest in Orange County. At 3.8 homes per acre, it presents an open feeling to the community.

amenities

The total area of Jasmine Creek is approximately 84.7 acres. It offers a 24-hour guard-gated entry with excellent security. Jasmine Creek was one of the first guard-gated communities built in Newport Beach. There is a large clubhouse, 3 community pools and 3 spas. There are 6 tennis courts with miles of lush, wide greenbelts.

shopping & dining

Nearby shopping includes world renown Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza and are only minutes from the area. The neighborhood center features a mix of retail boutiques, restaurants, a super market and drug store.

 

HARBOR RIDGE

 history

The community was developed by The Irvine Company in 1978 -1980 with an overall concept of creating a forest on a hillside. The natural landforms took precedence over any architectural requirements. The housing was designed to fit the land, rather than grading the land to accommodate flatland-housing design. These considerations in development produced an aesthetically pleasing result to its residents.

Harbor Ridge is an affluent gate-guarded coastal community in Newport Beach and covers 170 acres. Spectacular vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach, Palos Verdes, Saddleback Mountains, inland night-lights and Catalina Island can be viewed from Harbor Ridge. Fresh ocean breezes keep the climate pleasantly moderate.

location

This guard-gated community is located within the boundaries of San Miguel Drive and Spy Glass Hill Road

lifestyle & amenities

Residents enjoy access to 3 tennis courts and 4 community pool & spa facilities. There is a Women’s Club for community events and wooded trail nearby for biking or hiking.

home styles

The area provides residents a variety of home options with townhomes, condominiums and custom designed residences.

The neighborhood remains distinguished for the range of architectural styles seen on its custom home sites, The Harbor Ridge custom home sites typically list on the market among Newport’s most expensive, with homes ranging in size from approximately 4,000 to 10,000 square feet.

schools & shopping

Students attend Lincoln Elementary and Corona del Mar Junior and Senior High School.

Nearby shopping includes world renown Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza and are only minutes from the area. The neighborhood center features a mix of retail boutiques, restaurants, a super market and drug store.

 

DOVER SHORES

 history

Dover Shores was originally developed in the 1950’s and consists of 310 single family custom homes. Of the 310 homes 73 of the homes are bayfront homes with either private or shared docks or slips. Dover Shores is considered any home that has a water view or that is on the water. The community is made up of several different neighborhoods, including Harbor Highlands 1 & 2, Baycrest South and Baycrest North and Westcliff. These neighborhoods consist of roughly 1500 single family homes. The Westcliff Grove community was developed in the early 1970’s. The Castaways, developed by Taylor Woodrow, is a gated community that was created in 1997 and has 119 homes.

location

The boundaries of Dover Shores consist of Irvine Ave and Dover Drive. The Upper Newport Bay is the other geographic border.

lifestyle & amenities

Complimenting Newport’s active lifestyle, Dover Shores residents enjoy three private beaches, neighborhood parks and the paths and trails along the upper Newport Bay. Holiday events sponsored by the association include the annual Easter egg hunt and Halloween Costume Party. In the summer the private beaches feature movie nights for members and their families. The Newport Aquatic Center offers full gym facilities, training center for rowing, stand up paddle boarding, outriggers and dragon boats. This facility is open to all.

The community borders the 752 acre Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve that features over 200 species of birds and a variety of wildlife. The Back Bay Science Center and the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center offers education about the Upper Newport Bay.

home styles

Architectural styles consist of cottages, mid-century modern, ranch, Cape Cod and contemporary. Lot sizes vary from approximately 6000 square feet to 26,000 square feet.

schools & shopping

Students attend Mariners Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School.

Nearby shopping includes world renown Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza and are only minutes from the area. Westcliff Plaza is the neighborhood center for the Dover Shores area and features a mix of retail boutiques, eateries, fitness, super market and drug store.

 

CRYSTAL COVE

 history

The private, gated community of Crystal Cove, was developed by the Irvine Community Development Company. Crystal Cove is a collection of approximately 800 production homes, semi-custom residences and 131 custom homesites. There are 12 communities within Crystal Cove.

location

Crystal Cove communities are located above Pacific Coast Hwy. and the Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove is the last great stretch of coastline between Newport and Laguna Beach. It is surrounded by approximately 3,700 acres of permanently protected open space and picturesque hiking trails.

 

amenities

There are numerous parks, tot lots and the wonderful Canyon Club, a community center offering Junior Olympic pool and spa, children’s wading pool, multi-purpose rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center, three tennis courts and one half basketball court.

lifestyle

Crystal Cove offers a lifestyle of resort living with direct access to 3 1/2 miles of Crystal Cove State Beach and a historic district of 46 cottages dating back to 1917 and now preserved by the California State Parks Department.

home styles

The architectural style of homes range from Santa Barbara, Tuscan, Provence and Northern Italian.

 

schools

Students from the area attend schools from two different school districts, Laguna Beach Unified School District and Newport Mesa Unified School District. The Laguna Beach schools consist of El Morro Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. The Newport Beach Schools consist of Newport Coast Elementary and Corona Del Mar Middle and High Schools

shopping

The Crystal Cove Promenade, in the heart of Crystal Cove, offers a Trader Joe’s market, Pier One, coffee houses, several upscale boutiques and an assortment of restaurants.

 

 

 communities

There are 12 communities within Crystal Cove. Each builder was hand selected by the Irvine Company and given a limited number of lots to develop.

Tract Builder Year No. in Tract

Seascape Greystone Homes, a Lennar Company 2001 84 Homes

Seabourn Standard Pacific 2001 98 Homes

Nautilus Lennar 2003 96 Homes

The Strand Brookfield Homes 2003 42 Residences

Oceana Standard Pacific Homes 2004 42 Homes

While Sails Taylor Woodrow Homes 2003 42 Homes

Windward Richmond America 2000 42 Homes

Watermark Taylor Woodrow Homes 2001 33 Homes

Sea Point John Laing Homes 2007 27 Lots

The Tides Standard Pacific Homes 2007 30 Homes

Sea Crest Laing Luxury Homes 2006 29 Homes

Custom Lots 131 lots from 16,000 to over 35,000 square feet

 

CORONA DEL MAR

 history

Corona del Mar (Spanish for “Crown of the Sea”) or CdM known as to locals, is a village in the southern portion of the affluent city of Newport Beach. Settled early in the 20th Century, CdM has no locally administered municipal government, but receives all municipal level services from the City of Newport Beach, and has a representative to the NB City Council.

location & boundaries

This quaint village is nestled on the foot of the San Joaquin Hills and fronts the Pacific Ocean The central portion of the town incorporates the Village proper or “Flower Streets” and housing tracts of Harbor View Homes, Harbor View Homes South, Jasmine Creek and Broadmoor.

homes

Residential living ranges from cottages, duplexes to large ocean and hilltop estates and fills the city with a wide array of architectural styles, price ranges and diversity. The older area of CdM consists mostly of closely spaced, free standing, detached single family houses of varying architecture, concentrated along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Newer developments in Harbor View Hills consist of California ranch style homes originally built in the late 1960’s. In recent years many of these homes have been completely remodeled or rebuilt into custom homes offering expansive views.

lifestyle

Corona Del Mar is known for it beaches, tide pools, cliff side views, fine and casual dining. It’s also home to the beautiful Corona Del Mar State Beach and the Robert E. Badham Marine Conservation Area. Lookout and Inspiration Points offer scenic views of the ocean and entrance to Newport Harbor. A wide array of water sports to include water skiing, surfing, sailing, fishing, parasailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Youth sports abound in the area from tennis, golf, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, softball and more. The newly built Oasis Senior Center offers many activities and social events for the residents to use. Conde Naste’s World #1 rated Golf Resort, Pelican Hill Resort located just south of the CDM

amenities & shopping

Just a few block inland from the beach is the ‘downtown’ area of the village, where shops, boutiques and restaurants border both sides of the Coast Highway and the 2.2-acre Sherman Library and Gardens is known as a ‘horticultural retreat’.

schools

Corona Del Mar High School in 2011 U.S. News and World Report gave the school a silver medal, ranking it #127 of over 21,786 high schools in math and science. That same year Newsweek magazine ranked CDMHS number 172 of the 500 best high schools in the United States. Nearly 75% of graduating seniors transition directly to four-year colleges or universities, triple the average for high schools statewide. This rating was based on scholastics, athletics and school activities. The two elementary schools, Lincoln and Harbor View test rating was 10 out of 10 by education.com in 2011.

 

BIG CANYON

 history & location

Big Canyon McLain are condominum neighborhoods surrounding the Big Canyon area of Newport Beach. The two communities Sea Island and Canyon Island consist of 145 units. Built in 1977, Canyon Island has 62 units and was built one year prior to Sea Island, which has 83 units.

boundaries

The major roads are Jamboree and Ford Road and the units face either the Big Canyon Golf Course (4th and 5th fairways) or Jamboree or Ford Roads.

amenities & lifestyle

Sea Island has a tennis court and two pools and Canyon Island has a pool. Acclimated to active residents with a mix of professionals to retirees living in the neighborhood.

Access to beaches, the Back Bay trails, boating and water activities are all within a matter of minutes by car. Centrally located to major roads and freeways make getting in and out of the area convenient.

homes

Both areas are traditional shingled siding condominium living. The benefits to living in these areas is that the earthquake and water are included. Balconies are the responsibility of the Sea Island owner, but not in Canyon Island.

schools

The Newport-Mesa School District has 22 elementary and 4 middle schools, and 5 high schools. Nearby schools include Eastbluff, Anderson and Lincoln Elementary Schools and Corona del Mar Junior & Senior High School.

shopping & dining

Grocery and daily needs shopping is accessible by a number of surrounding neighborhood malls. Major and upscale boutiques are located in the nearby Fashion Island, world renown South Coast Plaza is a quick freeway ride.

Established restaurants and excellent local eateries are scattered in every direction from the Sea Island and Canyon Island communities.

 

BALBOA ISLAND

 history

In 1899 W.S. Collins purchased 1000 acres around the Newport Harbor, dredged it and created the man-made Balboa Island selling the first plots for $250. The first ferry service was in operation in 1919 taking residents back and forth to Balboa Peninsula and the famous Balboa Pavillion. Over the years population from 100 in 1929 to just over 4,500 in the winter and over 10,000 with summer renters.

location

The island is located west of Pacific Coast Highway and Jamboree. The island is accessed by the main bridge or by ferry. The perimeter of the island runs along the bayfront. Marine Avenue and Park Avenue are the major streets connecting the lengths of the island.

amenities

Balboa Island offers many residences with boat docks. Several small beaches dot the island perimeters for sunbathers and waders. The island celebrates with parades and seasonal decorations on Marine Avenue for residents.

lifestyle & homes

Comprised of families, retirees, students and professionals, Balboa Island offers a unique blend of residents, yet with a close-knit feel. An active area alive with people shopping, walking, running, biking or chatting with neighbors. Homes range from beach cottage to newer construction. Many homes are seasonal rentals with a portion as permanent residents.

shopping & dining

The “green” lifestyle is easy to accomplish with dining, grocery shopping and recreation activities within a matter of blocks. Strollers enjoy the quaint boutiques, local eateries and bars and residents have all other conveniences readily available within a mile or two.

Comments (1)

CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Lots of great info on our communities here in the OC.

BTW>>

Hope to see you in two weeks. Our meetUp is scheduled for this month.

ORANGE COUNTY MEETUP 7/25

Jul 09, 2016 09:41 AM