Newport Coast is the southernmost section of Newport Beach, located in Orange County, California. Newport Coast was a standalone city until 2001, when it was annexed by Newport Beach. The total area of Newport Coast encompasses 7.2 square miles, with 7.0 square miles being land and .2 square miles being water. Homes in Newport Coast have tremendous views due to its high bluff setting in the San Joaquin Hills above Crystal Cove State Park. The population of Newport Coast is approximately 10,000 people. Newport Coast is served by a variety of local highways, 5 freeway, 55 Newport freeway, Pacific Coast Highway and the 73 San Joaquin Transportation Corridor, which gives residents easy access to all of Orange County. Newport Coast is home to both the Crystal Cove and Pelican Hill, luxury neighborhoods. Residents have a large variety of choices for shopping dining at the Crystal Cove Promenade, the Villages at Corona del Mar and the Newport Coast Shopping Center.
Newport Coast is home to a wide a variety of residential neighborhoods. Originally, Newport Coast by was developed by the Irvine Company as a master planned community. Pelican Hill is a collection of exclusive neighborhoods which are adjacent to the Pelican Hills Resort, Spa and Golf Course. The Pelican Hill Spa and Golf Course were both named #1 in California, in 2012, by Conde Nast Traveler. The residents of Pelican Hill are invited to advantage of the amenities at the resort. Crystal Cove is a group of luxury neighborhoods, which all have 24 hour guard gates. Crystal Cove residents are invited to join the resort style recreational activities at the Canyon Club Recreational Center. In addition there are many other neighborhoods to choose from such as Altezza, Provence, Newport Ridge, Ocean Ridge and Ziani. This area offers a multitude of options in the way of view, amenities, styles, and price, it is best to work with an experienced realtor, like the Franco Team, to get the very best results from your home search in the Newport Coast real estate market. The views from the Newport Coast area include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Coast, Newport Harbor, whitewater, surrounding mountains and breathtaking sunsets. Homes, estates and condos in the Newport Coast area range in price from 300,000 dollars to 25 plus million dollars.
Newport Coast students attend schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District. The Newport Coast area elementary school is Newport Coast Elementary. Students then attend Ensign Intermediate School and Newport Harbor High School. These are wonderful schools with many extracurricular activities. Students in the Crystal Cove neighborhoods attend schools in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, specifically Harbor View Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. 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.
Newport Beach and Newport Coast are both home to world class, year round surfing. There are several great surf spots throughout Newport Beach and Newport Coast. The Santa Ana River Jetties is the northern most surf area in Newport, it has a combination of south and west swells. The Newport Beach Jetties are a group of jetties that are created by sandbars. The most popular are on 54th and 56th Streets and 36th Street. The Blackies are just north of Newport Pier. The Blackies are best during low to medium tides and on west north west swells. Newport Point is just south of Newport Pier near 17th Street, this steep beach break is best at low tide. The most famous of all the Newport surfing spots is the “Wedge.” The “Wedge” is located in Newport Coast, next to the Newport Harbor Jetty. The swells are so impressive because they bounce and magnify off the jetty, meeting the incoming waves and creating very large peaks. Waves can reach heights of thirty feet. This is a popular spot for body boarders and body surfers as well as surfers.
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