Newport Beach attracts the famous – actor John Wayne spent leisurely afternoons in the harbor on his boat Wild Goose, had a second home in Bay shores, and in his later years was often seen hanging out at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort.
Mark McGrath, the famed singer from band Sugar Ray, grew up in Corona del Mar and spent teenage year’s break dancing at the Fun Zone with McG, now producer of “The O.C.”
Speaking of “The O.C.,” the cast of the television series, based on the city’s beach lifestyle, came here last year and was greeted by hundreds of screaming fans. Another show based on Newport Beach lifestyle is “Arrested Development,” which makes insider references, such as to a frozen banana stand on Balboa Island. The show’s creator, Mitch Hurwitz, grew up in Newport Beach.
And who could forget Dennis Rodman, the NBA wild man who threw raging parties in his West Newport home and became a regular on the police radar after they made about 80 visits to his home in the six years he lived here? He was often seen in the harbor on his boat, Sexual Chocolate. He moved out last year.
Another well-known name who lives in Newport is Donald Bren, chairman of the Irvine Co., named Thursday as the 38th wealthiest person in the nation, at a net worth of $5.8 billion, according to Forbes.com. He leads a list of prominent CEOs and corporate officials who call Newport home.
About Newport Beach Real Estate
Lauded as one of the top luxury living destinations, Newport Beach boasts a selection of real estate that is as exquisite and exalted as the beautiful backdrop it sits upon. A lovely, year-round climate allows Newport Beach residents to continually enjoy the breathtaking beaches, world-renowned shopping at Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza and the classic local pastimes of yachting in Newport Harbor and golfing at Pelican Hill Golf Club
As exclusive and prestigious as Newport Beach luxury real estate is, the Newport Beach Realtors® who represent these exceptional estates deliver service that parallels the perfection of the Newport Beach homes for sale. These Newport Beach homes are among the most desired in the nation, offering the utmost in style, space, location and lifestyle amenities.
Newport Beach real estate also benefits from the consistently impressive rankings Newport Beach public schools garner both statewide and nationwide. Because of their close proximity to these top-ranking schools, families are drawn to homes for sale in Newport Beach, which also provide plenty of space with their grand indoor and outdoor living areas.
In addition to a wealth of upscale communities, Newport Beach is home to the charming and picturesque Balboa Island, with its wonderful waterfront homes and its stretch of colorful shops and restaurants. Surfers and body-boarding enthusiasts from around the globe flock to the Balboa Peninsula for a shot at “The Wedge,” which produces some of the most extreme waves in the country, while those who seek a mellow way to explore Newport Beach prefer to swim and scuba at Crystal Cove Park.
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