Newport Beach is home to many beautiful neighborhoods and communities, each with their own personality and charm. When buying a home in this area, it is important to consider the many options available to you, ranging from location and surrounding qualities, to architectural styles and pricing. Whether you are seeking bay-front, ocean-front, beach-front, golf-front, gated or water-front properties, one of Newport Beach’s seven primary neighborhoods will be able to accommodate your needs. Listed below is information about these neighborhoods to better familiarize you with what Newport Beach has to offer. Where’s your neighborhood?


Balboa Peninsula General Pricing: 800k– 21m

Many bay and ocean-front homes
Famous surfing location at “The Wedge”
Old Town feel
Many homes with private boat docks


Corona Del Mar General Pricing: 675k – 21m

Ocean-front communities
Upscale feel, similar to Balboa Island
Communities like Cameo Shores, Cameo Highlands and Shore Cliffs are highly regarded as some of the best communities in Newport Beach
Easy walk to beach
Many premier Newport Beach homes located here


East Bluff – Harbor View General Pricing: 900k – 6.7m

Family oriented neighborhoods
Known as “The Port Streets”/”Harbor View”
Nice mixture of one and two story homes
Homes reminiscent of Cape Cod/Mediterranean style homes
Very common area for many first-time homebuyers


Lower Newport Bay General Pricing: 775k – 28.5m

Home to the exclusive gated, water-front condo community, Bayside Cove
Home to the gated townhouse and condo communities, Villa Point and Sea Island
Runs parallel to Balboa Peninsula and the ocean
Includes Newport Harbor and its seven islands


Newport Heights General Pricing: 450k – 5.49m

Small condominiums to luxury homes (start-up homes to mansions with ocean and bay views)
Located near ocean and amazing restaurants
Near Fashion Island (some of Orange County’s most incredible shopping)


Westbay – Santa Ana General Pricing: 910k – 9.99m

Home to some of the most beautiful homes and communities in Newport Beach
Walking trail around the Castaways
Recently annexed to Newport Beach
Santa Ana is home to Bayview, an equestrian community with many outdoor trails
Westside of Newport Beach near Lido Island
Variety of styles of homes, many with waterfront access


West Newport – Lido General Pricing: 1.2m – 16.9m

Mediterranean and Cape Cod style homes
Shops, restaurants, cafés, boutiques and art galleries
Short distance from ocean
Great place for families


– written by Jon Dadon