Corona del Mar is one section of Newport Beach, California. Newport Beach is in Orange County. Corona del Mar in takes in all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and the south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. One exception is the Irvine Terrace development, while it is north of Avocado Avenue, it is still in Corona del Mar. Corona del Mar is Spanish for the ‘Crown of the Sea.” Locally Corona del Mar is called the CDM. This area is known for its pristine sandy beaches, shimmering tide pools and endless cliff side views. Residents have wonderful shopping and dining opportunities at both The Villages of Corona del Mar and Fashion Island. This seaside village is 50 miles south of Los Angeles and 70 miles north of San Diego. John Wayne Airport is just four miles from Corona del Mar.
Corona del Mar real estate is some of the most desirable in Newport Beach. Corona del Mar has strict by-laws regarding home height; this ensures everyone’s views for years to come. Newer developments, such as Harbor View Hills, homes are single level, giving more homes amazing ocean views. The first settlement in Corona del Mar was in the 1900’s. More established sections of Corona del Mar have closely spaced, detached, single family 1900’s. Modern sections have custom view estates on oversized lots, perched cliffs giving them panoramic views. Whether you are looking in a new development or an established neighborhood, the Franco Team of real estate professionals can help you find your perfect Corona del Mar home. There are many architectural styles to choose from; Mediterranean, Tuscan, Santa Barbara, and Cape Cod, to name just a few. Views from Corona del Mar homes include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Coast, Newport Harbor, surrounding canyons, city night lights and romantic evening sunsets. On clear days, views stretch to Palos Verdes. Among the many different neighborhoods in Corona del Mar are Cameo Shores, Canyon Crest, Harbor Woods, Sail House and Shore Cliffs. There are both guard gated and non-guard gated neighborhoods in Corona del Mar. Each neighborhood is distinctive, offering different views, home styles, neighborhood amenities and home values. Homes in Corona del Mar are priced between 650,000 dollars and 35 million dollars plus.
Corona del Mar students attend schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District. The Corona del Mar area schools are Anderson Elementary School, Eastbluff Elementary and Mariners Elementary. The middle and high school is Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Each school offers something special and all have many after school programs. There are also quite a few private schools in the area as well. They are California Pacific Charter Schools, Carden Hall Inc, Christ by Sea Um Children’s Center, Newport Christian School, Newport Montessori School, Our Lady Queen of Angels School, Sage Hill School, St. Matthews Montessori School, St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool, The Susan Phillips Day School and Tutor Time Learning Center.
Enjoy the beautiful year round weather with a stroll through the Sherman Library and Gardens. These botanical gardens are open to the public every day except major holidays. This garden experience began in 1955 when Arnold Haskell bought the Norman’s Nursery property. The property is named for Arnold Haskell’s mentor and benefactor, M.H. Sherman. The garden includes seasonal flower beds, fountains, conservatories and patios. The plant collections include a cactus garden, succulent garden, desert plants and tropical vegetation. Some of their prize plantings include a California pepper tree, orchids, heliconias and gingers. The mission of the garden is to teach the community about native plantings and how to incorporate these into local gardens.