The Baycrest community of Newport Beach, California is considered to be one of the top neighborhoods in the West Bay area, with real estate here typically priced at well over a million dollars. There are three smaller communities within Baycrest, known as Baycrest South, Baycrest North, and Baycrest Harbor Highland. Homes in the southern area of this neighborhood tend to be more expensive than other regions. All sites are the same distance from the Newport Back Bay area.
Residents enjoy not having any Home Owners Association monthly dues and the location of this community is close to many public schools. Most of these properties were built as vacation beach homes in the 1960s. Public education is provided by The Newport Mesa Unified School District with highly ranked facilities for this area like Eastbluff Elementary and Corona Del Mar High School. There are also several private schools including Our Lady Queen of Angels, Carden Hall, and Newport Christian School.
Baycrest is also close to the beach and many hiking trails as well as Fashion Island which is an open air lifestyle center offering upscale stores. Newport Beach itself is known for excellent surfing. Many surfers go to the area between the Santa Ana River and Newport Pier. The Wedge features bodysurfing and championship body boarding; and fishermen love to go to Balboa Pier and Newport Pier. A 2.9-mile boardwalk runs from 36th Street, past the piers, to between E and F Streets on the Peninsula.
The largest recreational boat harbor on the nation’s west coast is the Newport Harbor which offers fishing, sailing, kayaking, rowing, and paddle boarding. The very popular Christmas Boat Parade has been held since 1908 and boating competitions run every weekend as well as summer week days. The world’s largest sailboat competition is held here with the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. There are five private yacht clubs that oversee these events including UC Irvine and Orange Coast College.
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* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org