Located about 50 miles south of Los Angeles, with a population in 2009 of approximately 86,000, Newport Beach is known as one of the most beautiful areas on the west coast. It is known for its distinct character of community villages, including Newport Center/Fashion Island, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Balboa Island, Balboa Peninsula, Mariner’s Mile, The Islands of Newport Harbor, and Mariner’s Mile. With median family income and property values consistently placing high in national rankings, Newport Beach is one of the wealthiest communities in California and the United States.
Fine residential areas, quality schools, modern shopping and strong business makes Newport Beach desirable community. Surrounding the 21 square mile harbor area with more than 9,000 boats, the city’s eight miles of beaches offers swimming, surfing and fishing. Attractions include the Upper Bay Ecological Reserve, Balboa Pavilion (offering charter fishing and whale watching), The Balboa Bay Club, the Balboa Fun Zone, the Orange County Museum of Art, many outstanding restaurants, community events, an annual international film festival, and many local concerts. The Pelican Hill area has two golf courses. Figuring into popular culture the popular TV show, The O.C., was based in Newport Beach.
Schools offer quality education including Corona del Mar High School, Newport Harbor High School, and the private high school, Sage Hill School. Pacific Coast Highway, close freeways and toll roads offer versatile transportation corridors.
On the bluff in Newport Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital is known for exceptional healthcare with more than 1,300 physicians, 5,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers.