Life in Newport, part 6

Explore some of Newport Beach’s Unique and Thriving Neighborhoods: Corona del Mar

Article by Somer Flaherty | Published in Newport Beach Magazine | Issue #18

Corona del Mar (CdM) beach

Corona del Mar Beach | Renee West

“…Corona del Mar has many charms–the appeal of small-town livig with the convenience of a lively downtown and an abundance of good local schools–but the residents say it’s the close-knit community vibe that keeps them here.

Insulated from tourist-heavy Laguna Beach but still close to popular attractions like Fashion Island, “the village”–as locals call Corona del Mar’s town square–serves as the hub of the neighborhood…

…The area was coined Corona del Mar, or Crown of the Sea, by Los Angeles developer George Hart in the early 20th century. George purchased the land from the Irvine Company in 1904 and promoted the area’s natural beauty, helping it boom from its early origins to the 13,000 residents that now call the village home.

Many of those residents live in an area closest to the village action called the “flower streets.” This area includes the homes from Avocado to Hazel, with Pacific Coast Highway running down the center and parks sprinkled throughout…”

Read more of this article in Newport Beach Magazine, or in my next “Life in Newport” post on June 5th. Read: Part One can be read here; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four; Part Five.

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