Corona del Mar Village
What began in the dawn of the 20th century as an idyllic spot for getaway weekends soon, and rapidly, became a destination for those who wished to live year-round in a spot of striking natural beauty that offered chic shopping and dining along with the comfort and familiarity of a small town.
Casey Lesher, an expert in all things Corona del Mar Village, notes that it’s the hot-spot where everyone wants to be. Everyone has to live there once or twice because of the lifestyle it affords. Your front courtyard is typically your yard space and where socializing with people walking past is a common pursuit. That lifestyle also includes living in the heart of Newport Beach, with close proximity to the area’s acclaimed restaurants, world-famous shopping and legendary beaches.
As a promoter of the Village and its outdoor lifestyle, Lesher visits the weekly Farmers Market each Saturday distributing reusable grocery bags and visiting with friends and clients. He’s also the corporate sponsor for the major city events: The CdM Scenic 5k run, classic car show and annual Christmas Walk.
“Nobody knows Corona del Mar like I do.”
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Lesher mentions people live there at least once or twice and several demographics can be accommodated. Young executives and college graduates begin their home ownership in Corona del Mar. Often times, jobs or family will relocate them, but there is a strong probability they will return. Families can take advantage of the award-winning schools and CdM Youth Center. The senior lifestyle in the community is desired considering the Oasis Senior Center is centrally located and vitality is promoted.
Referring to the neighborhood of a little over 2,500 homes as eclectic, Lesher noted the wide range of the many different types of properties, that extend from 20-plus million-dollar oceanfront homes to little back-unit condos that hover around a million dollars.
Lesher reveals he has seen a high demand for new construction and properties in the 200 block. Two of his recent listings include such demands: a Santa Barbara chic custom home on a 40-foot lot, built by Nicholson Companies; and an industrial contemporary home, on a standard 30-foot lot, built by Patterson Companies – two of Corona del Mar’s most reputable homebuilders. Furthermore, The Village offers unique opportunities to acquire properties on 45-foot lots or double lots of 60 feet, which are also highly desirable.
Prices typically range from $1 million to $10 million – for example, a newly listed oceanfront property, never previously on the market and built by a legendary pioneer of animated television, is priced at $7.5 million. There are also unique oversized lots on the oceanfront going for as much as $30 million.
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