Known as Newport Beach’s best kept secret, Cherry Lake is a very small and charming community neighborhood. There is a lake in the middle of community. The lake is spring fed and has lily pads floating near the edges. Although the neighborhood only has 19 homes on the lake, the areas surrounding Cherry Lake that all the city amenities that residents need.
There are so many recreational parks, art galleries, lakes, public and private schools, restaurants, beaches, movie theaters, and shopping centers that are just minutes away from Cherry Lake. People can still enjoy living in a quaint community, while still having access to the big city sights. Those who live in Cherry Lake can shop at different centers such as Triangle Cinemas or The Lot. You can easily go hiking or walking in the many trails in the neighborhood. Also, finding the perfect dining spot will be a breeze.
Although Cherry Lake is within the lively coastal city of Newport Beach, this neighborhood is a great escape from all of the hustle and bustle. The area is quite quaint and perfect for families who want to raise a family and live in a safe and tranquil environment. Most of the people in Cherry Lake are interested in enjoying the outdoors whether they go for a hike, bike, do water sports, or play recreational sports at the park with their friends and family. Because this area is small, the neighbors know one another very well and consider themselves a tight-knit community.
Because Cherry Lake’s earthquake index is one the highest earthquake indexes in the state, residents are all but certain to experience some level of seismic activity. For context, the area’s index of 32.53 is around 25% greater than the state’s.
Because this neighborhood is in close proximity to water, it’s no show that Cherry Lake experiences regular flooding. Other weather like thunderstorms and hail storms can also heavily impact the neighborhood.
Although Cherry Lake has a low tornado index compared to the U.S. index of 136.45, tornado events have occurred over twice as frequently in this area of the state than is average for Californian neighborhoods.
Traveling to other areas in Newport Beach as well as other cities is not a problem if you live in Cherry Lake. The neighborhood is bordered by Tustin Avenue, Lake Park Lane, Heather Lane, and 23rd Street. To the left of Cherry Lake is the California State Route 55, or the Costa Mesa Freeway.
The Costa Mesa Freeway is a north-south 18-mile route that starts in Costa Mesa, intersecting with Newport Boulevard and ends in Santa Ana, merging with east-west freeway, State Route 91. This freeway is all within Orange County and allows people to travel to their different destinations.
Cherry Lake can be considered more secure than about 20% of residential areas in the country.
The local violent crime rate per 1,000 residents is 1.45, while California’s same rate is 4.47. The estimated chances of experiencing a violent crime in Cherry Lake are 1 in 688.
The area’s property crime rate per 1,000 residents is 24.37. This tracks slightly over California’s same rate of 23.8 and the national average of 24. The chances of being the target of a property crime are 1 in 41, which is roughly average with estimated statewide odds.
The Cherry Lake neighborhood has various public school and private school options for students in all grades. Newport-Mesa Unified School District serves students living in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. This school district has more than 30 schools and over 22,000 students enrolled. It has teachers and faculty members ready and prepared to instruct and nurture students so that they can grow academically and personally.
Students are taught about the world around them and how to positively impact their communities. Many of the public schools in Cherry Lake have after school programs. Although students living in Cherry Lake are zoned to attend the schools within this district, parents have the option to opt out and enroll their students in private schools in the area. These schools provide quality educational instruction and additional extracurricular activities and programs to advance learning experiences. There are both faith-based and secular ones in Cherry Lake.
Within the Cherry Lake community, the real estate is only single-family homes. These homes are priced no lower than one million because of the location, exclusivity, community amenities, and the spectacular scenic views. Cherry Lake residents have the pleasure of enjoying the private lake, whether they go rowing or paddle boating. This neighborhood is on the grid while still being Newport Beach’s most tranquil and private community in the entire city.
It allows residents and visitors to feel safe and protected. The homes in Cherry Lake are priced as high as $3.1 million and as low as $1.2 million. Most of the homes in the high price range are located near the coast and overlooking the water. Families love homes that are closer to the water because of the wonderful ocean views and the easier access to the water. The lower priced single-family homes are further away from the water and have few bedrooms and bathrooms.
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Known as the only lakeside neighborhood in Newport Beach, Cherry Lake is a hidden beauty in southern California. This community is very unique with a spring fed lake right in the middle of the area and only 19 single-family homes in the entire neighborhood. Although this area is not guard gated, Cherry Lake is still very much private and exclusive.
It is located right next to the Bayview Trails, trees, and picturesque grassland. Many of these are waterfront contemporary homes. Unfortunately, there are no apartments, condominiums, or townhomes in Cherry Lake. Also, there are no new constructions as this community is very small and only less than 20 homes. Most of these single-family homes were beach houses that were reconstructed to be two-story homes. There were first built in the mid 1950s. The Cherry Lake homes have can have between three to five bedrooms with a variety of different floor plans.