Newport Bay homes are jewels along the bluffs of Upper Newport Bay. Homes in this area of the Back Bay feature scenic walking, biking, and hiking trails throughout the hills of Newport Beach. Positioned on a bluff overlooking the bay, Newport Bay real estate is conveniently located just minutes to the harbor and major thoroughfares of Newport Beach. Many residents choose homes in Back Bay for their serenity and proximity to the water and the Upper Newport Bay Eco Preserve. This pristine and protected area encompasses much of the Back Bay and is home to Newport’s wildlife. Considered a “critical estuary” habitat, Upper Newport Bay is one of the most pristine remaining estuaries in Southern California.
Newport Bay real estate is a general local’s term for homes surrounding the Back Bay north of Pacific Coast Highway and is comprised of several different community tracts and inlets. The most luxurious of these is Dover Shores. Within this neighborhood, the most expensive and prestigious bay real estate lies in the waterfront homes of Upper Newport Bay. These homes are on Morning Star Lane, Evening Star Lane and North Star Lane. Every one of these waterfront homes has a boat dock with an array of vessel accommodation sizes.
Newport Bay homes lining Galaxy Drive and Polaris Drive are also some of the most luxurious. These bluff homes feature 10,000-15,000 square foot lots on average, allowing each homeowner spacious bay living compared to the surrounding tight quarters of Newport Beach real estate. While these homes may not have boat docks, they are still bluff-front on the water with incredibly serene water and nature preserved views.
Recessed from the hustle and bustle of water activity in Newport Harbor, Newport Bay allows homeowners to enjoy a peaceful view of the water and Upper Newport Bay Regional Park across the channel. Castaways Park is a nearby Newport Bay destination for walking or biking while enjoying glistening views of the water and boats gliding in the distance. An easy drive to Fashion Island, 17th Street, and the Balboa Peninsula ensures homeowners in this area are always close to trendy and upscale entertainment.
Varied – most homes in original or rebuilt condition.
Several public and private parks for use on the Upper Newport Bay.
Some homes include a bay or harbor view.
Close driving distance to Newport Beach oceanfront – walkable to North Star Beach in Upper Newport Bay.
Homes Currently Listed in Newport Bay
Other Newport Beach Neighborhoods
Newport Heights is a recently annexed portion of Newport Beach that is known for its unique homes that cover multiple decades of influence. Small town meets seaside villa in many buildings.
The Duke’s Private Retreat
Bayshores has the distinction of being one of classic Newport’s most exclusive gated enclaves, complete with private beaches, large boat slips, and was the home of actor John Wayne for several years.
A Slice of the Pacific Coast Highway
Ocean to the south and open space to the north shelters this small, often overlooked, stretch of Newport Beach. With canals and beachfront property on either side, there’s not a bad seat to be had.
Small Town in a Big Harbor
Well known for the small shops, close-knit community, and beautiful family homes within, many will recognize Balboa Island as home to the Balboa Ferry and the Jewel Streets.
Home of the Wedge
Balboa Peninsula is about as quintessentially Newport Beach as you can get, with yachts, beach houses, and old-timey shops all along this sliver of land. Surfers and CEO’s alike call this home.
Private and Metropolitan
Lido Isle has the distinction of being right in the core of Newport Beach without any of the inner city drawbacks you’d expect. Set apart by bridges and the harbor, this quiet neighborhood plays host to yachtsmen and professionals.
Limited Availability, Ultimate Privacy
This tiny island off of Bayside Drive boasts private docks all around – literally. With limited space and iconic family homes scattered throughout, opportunities in this neighborhood are a real treat to catch.
The Urban Suburban Oceanfront Neighborhood
Irvine Terrace does it all with its traditional single family homes that are close to business, play, school, and a dozen other quintessential Californian activities. Many homes here offer harbor access and ocean views.
One Ford Road
Hilltop Master-Planned Estates
One Ford Road is an award winning master planned community that allows homeowners to experience small town neighborhood with big lots and privacy, but still be in the middle of all the action.
Old World European, New World Views
Harbor Ridge is a private enclave of especially elegant and large homes that rise up into the start of the San Joaquin Hills, with several homes enjoying views of Orange County city lights, mountains, the bay, and the ocean.
Sunset Over the Waters of the Bay
Eastbluff is a large community of subdivisions that range in scale from the starter family homes to the most elegant private properties, framed by the Back Bay to the west and the San Joaquin Hills to the east.
A European Getaway with the City Lights
Life of the golf course nestled into a canyon looks really good with Newport Beach’s sparkling lights in the background. The prestigious country club and European style homes characterize this enclave that’s mere minutes from Fashion Island.