About the Newport Beach Area
Corona del Mar (Spanish for "Crown of the Sea") is a scenic village located on the Orange County coast. Although diverse in design, all Corona del Mar homes exude the unique charm of this seaside community.
Corona del Mar ocean view homes range from grand, contemporary and Mediterranean style estates on Ocean Avenue to lovely, redone Ranch-style residences located within the Harbor View Hills community. Corona del Mar real estate also offers an abundance of cottage style properties for those who prefer a more intimate setting or a second home getaway.
In addition to hosting desirable real estate, Corona del Mar is home to an impressive array of world-class boutiques, shops and restaurants, and it is located minutes away from Fashion Island®, the Resort at Pelican Hill, and beautiful Crystal Cove State Beach.
The Castaways is a guard gated community located in Newport Beach. The Castaways is bordered by Dover Drive in Newport Beach. The Castaways has 119 homes, and they were originally built in 1997 and 1998 by Taylor Woodrow.
The homes in The Castaways that are located on the front row have sweeping views of the back bay, Newport Harbor and the ocean. This is a highly sought after community with Cape Cod Style architecture.
Castaways homes ideally situated just minutes from Balboa Island with many local parks. The homes in this area are typically large and grand and many love living in The Castaways community.
Big Canyon is a guard gated community located in Newport Beach. Big Canyon is also home to Big Canyon Country Club. This area is bordered by Ford Road, MacArthur, San Joaquin Hills Drive and Jamboree. Very conveniently located across the street from one of its guard gates to Fashion Island.
Big Canyon is a highly coveted community and neighborhood with beautiful homes that are located within close proximity to the golf course. Big Canyon has several different builder tracts from condos to elegant custom homes.
Bayshores is an enclave of 249 homes situated on the turning basin of beautiful Newport Harbor in Newport Beach, California. Residents enjoy private beaches, a children's park, winding streets lined with mature trees and charming homes and gardens. The leafy streets and quiet beaches of Bayshores—located on Newport Bay just north of Lido Isle and south of PCH—offer the perfect combination of community, solitude, accessibility and away-from-it-all privacy.
Though only a few minutes drive from Fashion Island, the gate-guarded Bayshores community is a world apart, where friends gather for Monday night barbecues on the beach and Wednesday night games of volleyball. Of 249 custom homes (mostly traditional California-ranch style), 33 feature bayfront property.
Situated within a beach-close, guard gated community, Bonita Canyon homes offer a variety of sizes and floorplans, and include access to the association pool, tennis courts and playground. In addition to great neighborhood features, Bonita Canyon real estate boasts proximity to some of Newport Beach’s finest attractions. The three planned developments within Bonita Canyon are Wyndover Bay, Madison Lane and Lucera.
Lido Isle is an exclusive and picturesque island community of approximately 850 homes in Newport Beach, California, situated in the middle of beautiful Newport Bay. Modeled after the great resorts of the Mediterranean, Lido Isle offers a unique and relaxing residential lifestyle and environment.
All residents of Lido Isle are members of the Lido Isle Community Association and enjoy numerous amenities, including a Clubhouse with private bay beach, snack bar and boat dock; three tennis courts; two playgrounds; three boat storage areas and a private security service. Organizations such as the nationally recognized Lido Isle Yacht Club (incorporated in 1928); Women’s, Men’s and Tennis Clubs and a junior sailing program provide year-round activities and social events for island residents of all ages.
With its beautiful, unique and relaxing island environment; rich facilities, amenities and activities, and close proximity to local beaches, shops and restaurants, Lido Isle is truly one of Newport Beach’s premier residential communities.
A 460 single family home planned community in the heart of Newport Beach, with its neighboring community of The Bluffs. Many of the homes in this great community enjoy sweeping views of the Back Bay, Newport Bay and city lights. Built in the early 60's as a tract home community, Eastbluff has evolved over the years as both remodels and new construction have updated the appearance of many of the homes found here, but the heart of the community remains the same!
The Bluffs is a family friendly, planned community located on 150 gently rolling acres overlooking Newport Beach’s Back Bay. One of Orange County’s largest urban forests, the Bluffs offers more than 125 acres of open space with unparalleled views, extensive greenbelts, meandering footpaths, thousands of trees, a reflection pond and easy access to the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve – perfect for hiking, biking, kayaking or just a relaxing escape.
Neighborhood schools, all within close distance, include Eastbluff Elementary and Corona del Mar High, which is honored as a California Distinguished School. Also nearby are Eastbluff Village Shopping Center and the Newport Beach Tennis Club. Fashion Island, Balboa Island, Laguna Beach and other popular destinations are just minutes away.
As a place to live, the community of Newport Heights offers everything required for a modern lifestyle. As a place to work, it is conveniently close to the major urbanized areas of Orange County. As a place to play, it sits within a group of surrounding neighborhoods that can provide every possibly recreational and entertainment facility a person could possibly think of.
Being a neighborhood of Newport Beach in Orange County, Newport Heights is home to a great community. It is located above the Pacific Coast Highway close to Lido Isle. It is also fairly close to Newport Boulevard and has quick and easy access to Hoag Hospital. With impressive views of Newport Bay, this is a wonderful area to live.
Dover Shores encompasses Harbor Highlands, Baycrest and Westcliff, this incredibly family-friendly area is bound by the scenic Back Bay on the east, Dover and Irvine Drives on the west, Westcliff Drive on the south, and Santiago Drive on the north.
Residents enjoy the significant benefit of Mariners Elementary, a Blue Ribbon Award-winning public school, as well as access to a large park/sports field at Mariners Park, and a newly remodeled branch of the Newport Beach Public Library. Overall, the area comprises larger homes and lots than those typically found in Eastside Costa Mesa and also features sidewalks throughout – making it appealing to families with small children.
Like all Newport Mesa residential districts, the Dover Shores area presents many nuances including: private beach rights, boat docks, Back Bay views, and streets that offer large estate lots.
Eastside Costa Mesa is a charming area of Costa Mesa which borders Newport Beach, and, as a result, tends to have higher property values than some other areas of the city. It is bounded by Irvine Boulevard on the east, Newport Boulevard on the west, 15th Street on the south and Mesa Drive on the north.
Most of the original Eastside Costa Mesa homes had large lots, around 10,000 square feet, a large size lot in Orange County, which allows for space to expand smaller, older homes if desired.
Eastside Costa Mesa is known for wide streets and lovely, mature trees, homes with picket fences, an eclectic mix of different types of homes and good schools.
Harbor View homes is one of the premier areas to live in Newport Beach! Harbor View homes are located in the Eastbluff-Harbor View area of Newport Beach, California often known as "Port Street" homes.
Harbor View is a wonderful family-oriented neighborhood with an East Coast architectural feel to the community. Harbor View Association includes the following amenities: 2 clubhouses with community pools, baseball & soccer fields, children's playgrounds and award winning Andersen Elementary School.
Corona del Mar Village is an extraordinary seaside community featuring over 2400 homes ranging from original cottages to multi-million dollar residences perched on the bluff overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The streets are all named after flowers, and the views and access to the white sandy beaches and the inviting surf vary depending on the location of each home.Known to many as the Riviera of California, Corona del Mar is a sought after beach-close community visited by millions of tourists each year. However, the feeling here is relaxed and quiet. The tourists never get in the way of the tranquil lifestyle residents have come to enjoy. Many people with primary residences in other areas of the country call Corona del Mar their second home.
The Corona del Mar Village is a sensational place to call home and features awarding winning schools such as Harbor View Elementary, Corona del Mar Middle and High School. Summer brings with it an array of opportunities for children of all ages to be entertained by events such as area Surf Camps, Junior Lifeguard programs and much more.
A 24 hour guard-gated family neighborhood in the heart of Newport Beach with beautiful tree-lined streets, wide meandering greenbelts and whispering ocean breezes. There is a unique mix of homes from nostalgic Corona del Mar cottage style to commanding custom estates. For those who desire single story living, there are models with downstairs master suites.
Complementing this family neighborhood are two pools, one an 8 lane Junior Olympic-sized pool, home to the Flying Fish Swim Team, Children's playground, Fitness center, Putting green, Basketball and Volleyball courts, Croquet park, Rose garden, Reflection pond, Outdoor fireplace, Barbecue areas, Clubhouse and a full time, on site Activities coordinator who plans neighborhood events year-round. In 1999, One Ford Road was awarded National Community of the Year.
Beautiful weather...sunny beaches...shopping...arts and culture...fine and casual dining...the cities of South Orange County, California have it all. If you're looking for a community with resort-style living and more activities than you could possibly fit into your schedule, this is it!
Ladera Ranch is an affluent master-planned community and census-designated place located in south Orange County, California just outside the city limits of San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita and Rancho Mission Viejo.
San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, its natural deep-water harbor, and its long association with the U.S. Navy. The population was 1,301,617 at the 2010 census.
The city of San Diego recognizes 52 individual areas as Community Planning Areas. Within a given planning area there may be several distinct neighborhoods. Altogether the city contains more than 100 identified neighborhoods. Downtown San Diego is located on San Diego Bay. Balboa Park encompasses several mesas and canyons to the northeast, surrounded by older, dense urban communities including Hillcrest and North Park. To the east and southeast lie City Heights, the College Area, and Southeast San Diego. To the north lies Mission Valley and Interstate 8. The communities north of the valley and freeway, and south of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, include Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Tierrasanta, and Navajo. Stretching north from Miramar are the northern suburbs of Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Peñasquitos, and Rancho Bernardo. The far northeast portion of the city encompasses Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley, which holds an agricultural preserve. Carmel Valley and Del Mar Heights occupy the northwest corner of the city. To their south are Torrey Pines State Reserve and the business center of the Golden Triangle. Further south are the beach and coastal communities of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Ocean Beach. Point Loma occupies the peninsula across San Diego Bay from downtown. The communities of South San Diego, such as San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, are located next to the Mexico – United States border, and are physically separated from the rest of the city by the cities of National City and Chula Vista. A narrow strip of land at the bottom of San Diego Bay connects these southern neighborhoods with the rest of the city.
For the most part, San Diego neighborhood boundaries tend to be understood by its residents based on geographical boundaries like canyons and street patterns. The city recognized the importance of its neighborhoods when it organized its 2008 General Plan around the concept of a "City of Villages".
Situated in the middle of Orange County along the Santa Ana River, the city of Santa Ana is both the most populous city and the largest city in Orange County, covering 27.2 square miles.
Named the county seat in 1889, Santa Ana is also known as the financial and governmental center of Orange County. It's been in recent competition with its fast growing neighbor, the city of Irvine in regards to commercial growth.
Working over the years to revitalize its downtown area, Santa Ana now features The Santa Ana Artist's Village which was created around Cal State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center. The village includes the Bowers Museum, the Old County Courthouse as well as several theaters and art galleries.
The downtown area also contains both retail and housing, as well as the Santa Ana Civic Center and the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse. Several historic homes dating from the late 1800s can be found there as well making preservation a central issue as development of the downtown area continues.
Located a short 100 miles NE of downtown L.A., our local mountains including the resorts of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear here in Southern California are a benefit many enjoy!
These two deep-blue lakes, close to one another in the San Bernardino mountains, have long been favorite year-round alpine playgrounds for city-weary Angelenos.
Big Bear Lake is popular with skiers as well as boaters (it's much larger than Arrowhead, and equipment rentals abound), and in the past decade the area has received a much-needed face-lift. Big Bear Boulevard was widened to handle high-season traffic, and downtown Big Bear Lake (the "Village") was spiffed up but retains its woodsy charm. In addition to two excellent ski slopes less than 5 minutes from town, you can enjoy the comforts of a real supermarket and several video-rental shops, all especially convenient if you're staying in a cabin. Most people choose Big Bear over Arrowhead because there's so much more to do, from boating, fishing, and hiking to snow sports, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The weather is nearly always perfect at this 7,000-foot-plus elevation: If you want proof, ask CalTech, which operates a solar observatory here to take advantage of nearly 300 days of sunshine per year.
Lake Arrowhead has always been privately owned, as is apparent from the affluence of the surrounding homes, many of which are gated estates rather than rustic mountain cabins. The lake and the private docks lining its shores are reserved for the exclusive use of homeowners, but visitors can enjoy Lake Arrowhead by boat tour or use of the summer-season beach clubs, a privilege included in nearly all private-home rentals. Reasons to choose a vacation at Lake Arrowhead? The roads up are less grueling than the winding ascent to Big Bear Lake and, being at a lower elevation, Arrowhead gets a bit less snow. It's very easy and cost effective to rent a luxurious house from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery, crisp mountain air, and relaxed resort atmosphere -- and if you do ski, the slopes are only a half-hour away.
Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn – mustard in the late winter, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts ... Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth.
The South Bay is a region of the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California. The name stems from its geographic features stretching along the southern shores of Santa Monica Bay (covering the coastal regions on Los Angeles County south of LAX) which forms its western border.
The "South Bay", in its broadest definition of the region, including all communities south of Interstate 105 and west of Long Beach (with the exception of Compton, which is generally considered South LA). The South Bay includes the Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach), El Segundo, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, Harbor City, Torrance, Lomita, and San Pedro. The region is bordered on the north by the Westside, on the northeast by South Los Angeles, on the east by the Gateway Cities, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean.
Ontario, Riverside and San Bernardino are thriving urban centers in one of the fastest-growing areas of California. However, the area’s agricultural roots are still alive in the surrounding small communities where you’ll find many farms, and the Temecula wine region, which boasts many award-winning wineries. Many residential real estate investors are flocking to these areas including Corona, Moreno Valley and the city of Riverside for great investments and positive cash flow.