Harbor Island is a guard gated community in Newport Beach, California, that is composed of thirty luxury homes. Known for its pricey real estate, several notable residents have lived here including Bill Gross, Donald Bren, and George Argyros.
This exclusive community is private property and most of the homes have private docks. Some residents also have swimming pools and tennis courts. Most are built on large lots that range from 5,000 to 9,000 square feet. These homes have expansive water front frontage, even going up to 134 feet of water. Located in the Balboa Island area, Harbor Island offers its residents amazing views of the Bay as well as the main channel and anchor basin of Newport Harbor. Harbor Island is considered to be a semi-artificial harbor. In the early 1900s it was formed when an estuary was dredged and several artificial islands were designed and built.
Students in this area attend highly ranked facilities like Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Corona Del Mar High School, and Mariners Elementary School; all supported by The Newport Mesa Unified School District. There are also several private schools in Newport Beach such as St. Mathew’s Montessori, Carden Hall, Sage Hill, St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool, and Newport Christian School.
There are many things to do on Balboa Island which even has famous desserts like the Frozen Banana and Balboa Bar. There are some wonderful restaurants like Wilma’s Patio Restaurant, Ciao Italian Restaurant, and Amelia’s Balboa Island. Water activities include including sport fishing, whale watching, standup paddle boarding, and Sea Doo riding. Many people come here to experience parasailing or an inflatable boat coastal adventure.
Newport Beach has many world class shops, restaurants, recreational opportunities, and entertainment. This city has many venues and activities to offer including the Balboa Island Ferry, Beer Can Races, The Wedge, the Newport Beach Boat Show, and the Orange County Museum of Art.
2985 Bear Street, Building A, Building ACosta Mesa, CA 92626-4300
200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050
1001 Presidio Square, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
102 Baker Street East, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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