Newport Beach has 5 different zip codes inside of it. Many times I will have clients searching for homes inside of a specific zip code. I thought it would be helpful to show all these uniquely different areas on a map along with a little description of how they are each unique. So without further adieu here we go.
Information on 92660 Zip Code
92660 is the zip code in Newport Beach for the area from the airport to basically along Bonita Canyon and south to Fashion Island. It wraps around most of the back bay as well. You will find a mix of shopping and most of the office space in Newport Beach is located inside the 92660 zip code. As of May 2014 real estate inside of the 92660 zip code was on the market for an average of 78 days with an average single family home price of $1,662,500 and condo price of $866,500. In addition there were a total of 201 homes for sale in the 92660 zip code. Some neighborhoods inside the 92660 zip code are Dover Shores, Eastbluff, The Port Streets, One Ford Road and Belcourt just to name a few.
Information on the 92663 Zip Code
The 92663 zip code inside Newport Beach is mainly the Newport Heights area as well as Newport Shores to the beach and down to the Newport Pier on the Balboa Peninsula. You will find the prestigious Kings Rd, Balboa Coves, Lido Island and of course 1/2 of the world famous Balboa Peninsula. The average price of a single family home in the 92663 zip code is $2,556,392 and the average townhome or condo sold was $876,250 for May 2014. At this time there were 101 homes and condos available for sale in the 92663 zip code.
Information on the 92662 Zip Code
The 92662 zip code in Newport Beach is the smallest zip code in the city consisting entirely of Balboa Island. You will find a limited number of business and restaurants in the 92662 zip code, mostly located along Marine Ave. As of May 2014 the average time on the market for a single family home in the 92662 zip code was 84 days with an average sold price of $2,196,134. Over the entire month there were only 9 closed sales.
Information on the 92661 Zip Code
The 92661 zip code in Newport Beach is most of the beachfront property in Newport Beach. You will find the Fun Zone, the Ferry to Balboa Island, lots of sandy beaches and the Balboa Pier located inside the 92661 zip code. At the southern most tip of the Balboa Peninsula you will find Peninsula Point and some of the nicest beachfront properties in the world. As of May 2014 there 34 homes for sale with an average sale price of $4,425,000 with an average of 116 days on the market.
Information on the 92625 Zip Code
The 92625 zip code consists of the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Newport Coast offers some of the most exclusive homes in all of California. You will also find the world famous Pelican Hills Resort and Golf Course. The 92625 zip code is located between the northern most point in Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. As of May 2014 there were 101 homes and condos for sale. The average price of a single family home in 92657 was $2,478,688 and condo was $898,667.
Hopefully you will find this information on zip codes for Newport Beach helpful. If you have any further questions about Newport Beach or the surrounding areas feel free to contact us today!
We talk to a lot of buyers looking for homes in the Back Bay, and one of the biggest decisions home shoppers have in this area is whether the Eastbluff neighborhood or Dover Shores is a better choice for their family. Eastbluff and Dover Shores are just across the bay from each other, with Eastbluff on the east side of the Bay and Dover Shores on the west side.
Which neighborhood is better is not an easy question to answer, as a lot of the decision comes down to personal taste, but let’s take a look at the positives and the negatives of each neighborhood relative to the questions and concerns home buyers have most often about these areas.
Eastbluff Home Prices Vs. Dover Shores Home Prices
Dover Shores homes cost a somewhat more than those in Eastbluff, but most of the difference is due to the fact that Dover Shores homes tend to be a little bit larger. The other difference between the two is that Eastbluff homes tend to have HOA fees of $300-$700 per month out which you get approximately nothing, while those homes in Dover Shores that have HOA tend to have dues under $75.
With the average HOA fee in Eastbluff being $500, over the course of 20 years you will spend an additional $120,000 (assuming the rates don’t rise…) which accounts for a certain percentage of the difference in pricing per square foot.
Another factor influencing the higher prices in Dover Shores is that many of the homes are closer to or on the bay, with some homes having private docks. Also, residents of Dover Shores have access to two private beaches, Larry’s Beach and North Star Beach, as well as Fisherman’s Beach, with Fisherman’s Beach being an area where you can store and access small sailing dinghies for $100 per year.
Back Bay Properties: What Should You Know About Airplane Noise Before Buying a Home in Newport?
Both Dover Shores and Eastbluff are under the flight path from planes coming out of John Wayne airport. The issue of airplane noise has gotten better over the years as pilots have started taking off at a 25 degree angle to have a higher altitude when over the area, and a recent proposal by Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry is petitioning the FAA to try and compel pilots to take a “zig-zag” path to reduce noise further, but residents will still hear airplanes from time to time.
The noise issue is a little bit worse in Dover Shores than in Eastbluff, though it’s not a major nuisance and most residents have totally tuned it out after a few weeks in the area. It’s rare that you’ll hear planes when you are inside your home, but in your backyard or out and about you will definitely sense a jet from time to time.
While this many buyers don’t view this as a deal breaker, it’s something all Newport Beach Realtors should make their clients aware of, and if you are particularly sensitive to the noise Eastbluff may be more suitable to your liking.
What Other Things Should You Consider When Buying Back Bay Real Estate?
There is virtually no crime in either neighborhood. What about schools?
- Elementary schools in both neighborhoods are excellent.
- Junior high and high schools are great in both neighborhoods,
- Schools are just a tad bit better by reputation in Eastbluff
One bonus for families with teens for Eastbluff resdients is that homes are all within walking distance of Corona Del Mar Middle and High School.
While Dover Shores homes tend to be closer to the water, homes in Eastbluff tend to have better views, with some boasting views of the Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and Catalina Island. A big consideration in the two neighborhoods is lifestyle, with Eastbluff being closer to the glitzier shopping centers, such as Fashion Island, while Dover Shores residents have easy access to the more down-to-earth atmosphere being right on the border between Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
Another difference between the two is that Dover Shores tends to have more “diversity” in terms of property type for neighborhoods – you may buy a 5,000 square foot palace and have a next door neighbor in a small three bedroom home. In contrast, homes in Eastbluff tend to be pretty homogenous, which, like most things real estate, can be considered a positive or a negative depending on what style you prefer.
So, Is Better to Buy a Home in Eastbluff or Dover Shores?
It really depends on which neighborhood you feel most at home in. If we were comparing Eastbluff to downtown Santa Ana, it would be no contest, but we have some buyers who like Eastbluff better and vice versa.
It is often we hear buyers comment that based on properties available, they are getting more “bang for their buck” in Dover Shores, primarily from buyers who prefer to be right on the water. Dover shores is also a much quicker drive to the beach areas, so for those who prefer that life style, it may be the better bet.
The bottom line is this: in either neighborhood, you’re probably going to be spending 7 figures on your home, so take some time to “hang out” in each area for a day and see which one feels more like home. If you prefer walking, check out the WalkScore on each neighborhood, but also take time to have lunch or dinner in each neighborhood and then just walk around and see if you like the place.
My favorite subject in school was always history and now that I am an adult nothing has changed. I love old photos of all the great landmarks in Newport Beach with some good information to go with it. Today I thought I would share some of that information with our readers. Enjoy!
The Balboa Pavilion was built in 1906 by the Newport Bay Investment Company and was the hub of all things Newport Beach.
It was the south stop on the electric railway that connected Newport Beach to Los Angeles. Balboa Pavilion has been home to 28 different types of business over the last 100 years including a bowling alley, gambling hall, post office, and art museum just to name a few.
Today Balboa Pavilion is home to Davey’s Locker Sportfishing, Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom and the offices for the Catalina Flyer.
Other fun facts about Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach:
- During construction it could only be reached by boat but the opening coincided with the completion of the Electric Car Line (the electric train to LA)
- The train ride took 1 hour to get from Downtown Los Angeles to Newport. That’s great by today’s standards!
- The Balboa Ferry opened in 1907 connecting the peninsula with Corona Del Mar.
- In the 1920’s bathing suit rentals was a big business in Newport Beach.
- Shortly after its opening each July 4th there was a “Bathing Beauty Parade where the contestants would parade around Balboa and come to the Balboa Pavilion for judging.
If you have any great stories or photos of Newport Beach please share them with us!
For more information on Newport Peninsula Real Estate, Balboa Island Real Estate, or waterfront homes for sale, please contact one of our Newport Beach realtors today!
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Eight Orange County ZIP codes are among the Top 100 most expensive in the nation based on 2017 home sales, says real estate website Property Shark.
The priciest local ZIP is Newport Coast’s 92657, at No. 12, with a median sale price of $2.95 million.
That ZIP saw the highest single home sale on the Multiple Listing Service in O.C. this year, when an estate located on nearly 12.5 acres with an asking price of $55 million sold for $39,999,999.
The top three spots in the U.S. are ZIP codes in California, New York, and Florida.
Atherton’s 94027 is in the Silicon Valley, Manhattan’s 10013 is lined with TriBeCa’s luxe condos, and 33109 in Miami Beach’s Fisher Island is an exclusive island community.
California captured the highest number of ZIPs in the ranking – 77.
The list of closed residential property sales includes single-family homes, condos and co-op units.
Here are the Top 10 ZIPs nationwide with median sale prices:
San Mateo County, CA.
Santa Clara County, CA
Santa Clara County, CA
Suffolk County, NY
Suffolk County, NY
Most of the Orange County ZIPs that made the list are in the Newport Beach area. One is Laguna Beach and one is in Sunset Beach.
Corona Del Mar
You can check out the complete list here.
Original article written and composed by Marilyn Kalfus of The Orange County Register can be found here.
Shirley Temple and Newport Beach
Today Shirley Temple died at the age of 85. The child star has a long history with Newport Beach. Here are some of the highlights.
Her parents, George and Gertrude Temple rented a summer home on Opal street on Balboa Island in the 1930’s. The photo below shows Shirley Temple with her family on Balboa Island.
To this day if you take a harbor tour in Newport Beach her cottage style home on the peninsula is still pointed out.
Shirley Temple cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony for Newport Harbor in 1936.
At 13 Shirley Temple was the first Miss Newport Beach.
Rest in Peace Shirley Temple.