Located atop a cliff overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and Mariner’s Mile is the upscale neighborhood of Newport Heights, bordered by Newport Boulevard, Dover Drive, 16th Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
Mark Todd, a specialist in the community, notes the many advantages of the 1,398-home neighborhood, where he and his family have lived for more than 20 years.
“It’s tremendously convenient,” said Todd, a longtime real estate agent with Surterre Properties. “It’s close enough to walk to 17th Street, the beach, Balboa Island and many nearby shopping areas.”
“Many of my friends and family live or have lived in the community, and I’ve always liked its quick access to the harbor, the beach, the airport, shopping and the freeways.”
The neighborhood, Todd said, “has a suburban feel to it and gets cooling breezes in summertime.” While many homes, he said, “offer beautiful views of Catalina and of sunsets over the Pacific, those that don’t have alley access, allowing for garages at the rear of the home.” Many residents “find this to be more aesthetically pleasing – in addition to the extra noise barrier and increased privacy.”
Todd also cites the family friendliness of this long-established neighborhood: “It’s a great community for families with kids that has outstanding schools.” These include Newport Heights Elementary, Newport Harbor High and the school Todd’s own twin sons attend, Ensign Intermediate.