Located 50 miles south from Los Angeles, Newport Beach is a popular and highly sought after Orange County beach community for those looking for a full or part-time residence. With numerous activities, sporting events, top retail shops, restaurants, and miles of beaches, the quality of life here is highly coveted.
At 40 square miles, 22 of which are water, Newport Beach is composed of smaller areas including Corona del Mar, Balboa Island, Balboa Peninsula as well as Newport Coast. Newport Harbor is the largest recreational boat harbor on the west coast and popular for sailing, fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking. With five private yacht clubs, college rowing teams and a local Aquatic Center, races and water sports are popular summer events here.
The city’s most historic landmarks are perhaps the Balboa Pavilion and the Balboa Ferry located on the Balboa Peninsula, which is complete with an authentic Fun Zone, boat tours and rentals. Balboa Island has a village feel with shopping, walking trails and charming cottages. Regarded as one of the more expensive real estate communities in the United State, Balboa Island contains 3,000 residents on 0.2 square miles.
But no matter where you live in Newport, the lifestyle is focused on the beach. Known for excellent surfing, particularly between Newport Pier and the Santa Ana River, some of the most memorable events happen right here. Fourth of July celebrations on the bay and the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are just a few of the annual traditions that this city is well known for. Of course, also offered are bike and walking paths, film festivals, summer concert series, restaurant tours, boat cruises, golf, and whale watching to name a few.
While tourism is a main draw in Newport, several prominent businesses are located here, including Pacific Life, Jazz Semiconductor, Edwards Theatre’s corporate office, and the Toyota design center, Calty Design Research. With many excellent schools, desirable neighborhoods and access to the best beaches in California, Newport Beach is a perfect description of the Southern California lifestyle.
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