Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: March 2010

A blog about Newport and Costa Mesa with an emphasis on Costa Mesa Real Estate and Newport Beach Real Estate, written by a lifetime local resident of coastal Orange County whose knowledge of the area, combined with a strong background in mortgages, real estate and being an attorney, gives her clients many advantages.

Balboa Peninsula Homes - Steps to the Pacific Ocean

Balboa Peninsula Homes - Steps to the Pacific Ocean

 

Balboa Peninsula, also known as the Newport Peninsula or simply the "Peninsula",

Balboa Peninsula

is a three mile stretch of land that encompasses some of the most expensive homes in the world as well as "The Wedge", a world famous body surfing spot, located at the jetty at the end of the Balboa Peninsula and a great deal of commercial areas as well.

The Peninsula has two piers, the Newport Pier and the Balboa Pier as well as the Fun Zone which is like a miniature Coney Island located right on the Bay.  In addition, there is the boardwalk for strolling, biking or roller blading along the beach and another along the Bay.

 

Balboa Pavilion

At the Fun Zone, you can play in the arcade, ride the ferris wheel, see the Victorian style Balboa Pavilion which is over a century old, rent a boat and take a ride through the Bay, and then satisfy your sweet tooth with a Balboa Bar (an ice cream bar coated in chocolate and then dipped in your choice of peanuts or sprinkles).

 

 

There are numerous restaurants along the Peninsula, from the very casual to the very elegant.  There is also a great deal of shopping, with many small boutiques hidden all along the Peninsula.

 The summer brings many visitors and tourists to the Peninsula, making it a little more difficult to access the homes as the far end of the Peninsula as there is limited access to the Peninsula either by Balboa and Newport Boulevard or via Balboa Island and the Ferry.

The Balboa Peninsula is home to numerous types of properties ranging from small apartment units, to condos to single family homes on the ocean, on the Newport Bay, and even at the edge of the peninsula near the jetty at Peninsula Point.

Currently Balboa Peninsula homes are running between just under $700,000 for a condo, to nearly $15,000,000 for a 8,400 square foot ocean front Balboa Peninsula home.

Children on the Balboa Peninsula attend schools in the Newport Mesa Unified School District. They are:

Newport Elementary

Horace Ensign Middle School

Newport Harbor High School

 

Interested in living on the Balboa Peninsula?  Please see Balboa Peninsula homes for homes that are currently for sale.

Looking for more things to do in the Newport Beach area? See:

Fun Things for Kids in the Newport Mesa Area: The Balboa Fun Zone

Top 5 Things to Do in Newport Mesa

A Four-Year Old's Perspective on the Orange County Fair

Fun, Free or Near Free Things to Do in and Around Costa Mesa

 

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? For more information see Options to Foreclosures, understanding short sales or contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com to discuss your options.

If you want to buy a home or to list your property for sale, please click Newport Beach homes, Costa Mesa homes, Huntington Beach homes or Orange County homes.  Click the link if you are interested in buying a home at a courthouse auction sale.

Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to learn about her system which will make your buying and selling experience easier.

Disclaimer: All information in this blog is deemed reliable but is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed to be accurate nor are there any warantees either express or implied. This blog is not intended to offer any legal, tax or other advice.

Click Orange County homes for sale to view all OC homes for sale.

Comment balloon 6 commentsChristine Donovan • March 29 2010 12:53AM
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