The city of Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and has been a premier location to live every since. The city’s median family income and property values consistently place high in national rankings making Newport one of the wealthiest communities in California, and in United States to live.
Like many coastal cities in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, Newport Beach exhibits weak temperature variation compared to inland cities even a few miles from the ocean. The Pacific Ocean greatly moderates Newport Beach’s climate by warming winter temperatures and cooling summer temperatures.
Attractions include the beaches on the Balboa Peninsula(featuring body-boarding hot-spot The Wedge), Corona del Mar State Beach and Crystal Cove State Park, to the south. The Catalina Flyer, a giant 500 passenger catamaran, provides daily transportation from the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach to Avalon. The Orange County Museum of Art, Balboa Island Fun Zone, Fashion Island, and Pelican Hill(with 2 world-class golf courses).