Newport Beach Real Estate
Located along the Orange County coast, Newport Beach is a medium-sized city of 70,000 year-round and 100,000 during the summer. We are only 14 miles from Disneyland, 20 miles south of Long Beach, 50 miles south of Los Angeles, and 64 miles west of Palm Springs. Here in Newport Beach you will find a mix of golden beaches; secure, community lifestyles; and the sun-sparkling water of the Pacific Ocean and Newport Bay. Boating
is extremely popular here, and Newport Harbor is famous for being one of the world's largest small boat harbors. A familiar sight is the evening lights on the water from the Balboa Pavilion on Balboa Peninsula.
We enjoy a temperate climate here, where temperatures average below 80 in the summer and in the 60's in the winter. Our many beaches range from the sheltered, family-oriented beach of Balboa Bay, to the infamous "Wedge" for surfers at Newport Beach Municipal Beach.
Within our tight-knit community you can usually get from place to place within 15 minutes. You'll find excellent shopping around Newport Beach and at Newport Center Fashion Island. There are also a number of fine restaurants, including the world famous Cannery restaurant on Balboa Island. Ours is a very active city, with many community activities and festivals scheduled throughout the year.
Nearly a century ago, on August 21, 1906, the communities of Newport, East Newport, and Balboa all voted to incorporate as the City of Newport Beach.
From the beginning, it was recognized that Newport Bay had great potential as a harbor. Once a shipping port, the Bay's reclamation was completed in 1936 to make moorage possible.
For a period of about eight years, from 1919 to 1927, there existed two Chambers of Commerce, Balboa and Newport Beach, which in 1927 merged into a new body known as the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The city was then divided into six districts: (1) Newport Heights and West Newport; (2) Newport Beach; (3) East Newport; (4) Balboa; (5) Balboa Island; and (6) Corona del Mar.
Today, Newport Beach enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and one of the most vibrant economies in the world. Orange County, if it was a country unto itself, would rank 33rd worldwide for economic prosperity.