Newport Beach is often considered the most cosmopolitan of the coastal cities in Southern California. Once a sleepy fishing village surrounded by large tracts of farmland, and later a summer destination for weary Angelenos looking to escape the summer heat, Newport Beach is now one of the most desirable, expensive and secure addresses in the country. Large by comparison to other cities on this coast, Newport is actually a grouping of several distinct areas linked by their relationship to the harbor they surround. The namesake harbor – which is the largest purely pleasure harbor in the world – is dotted with islands between the coast and peninsula, which defines its seaward boundary. Along the peninsula, miles of beaches are among the more idyllic found in California. Coastal mesas and foothills on the other side of the harbor provide a stunning backdrop for ocean view neighborhoods. Newport Center, the financial center of the county, is also a world-class shopping and commerce destination. Easy access to all points is provided by main transportation corridors and John Wayne Airport, which sits at the eastern edge of town. Whether your desire is to own a surf shack on the sand, or an expansive ocean view estate behind gates, Newport Beach affords every type of coastal living experience one can envision.
Dover Shores, on the West side of Upper Newport Bay, is bounded by Irvine Avenue to the West and the Bay to the East; including streets such as Morning Star, Evening Star, North Star, Polaris, Westwind, Pescador, Galaxy Drive, Santiago Drive, Mariners and Bluff Front.
Dover Shores is known for its wonderful views, waterfront property with docks and proximity to Fashion Island and the Pacific Ocean. This unique neighborhood features three private community beaches, including a children’s beach with playground equipment and summer swim instructor and lifeguard; an adult beach and a fisherman’s beach with small boat storage and fishing areas as well.
Located in the heart of Newport Beach and within easy reach of up-scale shopping, beaches and freeways, the Castaways presents five floor plans with living areas spanning about 3,000 to 4,000 square feet on two levels. As many as six bedrooms and five and one-half baths will accommodate large households.
The room options, which vary by plan, are so extensive that buyers will have practically unlimited opportunities to indulge their personal preferences. Work at home? Imagine having a home office with conference room or upstairs office with a commanding view. Into fitness? How about an exercise room adjoining the master suite? A connoisseur of life’s finer pleasure? A special room for storing wines is an ideal choice. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Exteriors recall stately mansions along America’s Eastern seaboard with traditional architecture accented in varying elevations with wood siding, stone and brick, creating a streetscape that’s reminiscent of a custom home neighborhood.
Lido Isle, a private island community located in the Southwest portion of Newport Harbor, is easily accessible from Pacific Coast Highway via Newport Boulevard and Via Lido.
There are numerous community activities and groups for all ages, including the Lido Isle Tennis Club, the Lido Isle Women’s Club and the Lido Isle Yacht Club. Children can take association sponsored tennis and sailing lessons without leaving the island. The Lido Isle Community Association, governed by the Lido Isle Board of Directors, oversees and maintains all of the community properties, including the clubhouse, private beaches, docks, mooring and parks. The beaches of the peninsula are easily reached by bike or on foot.
There are approximately 865 homes on Lido Isle, approximately 250 on the bayfront and 615 on the interior of the island.