Granville

Overview

Overview: Granville is a small and sophisticated neighborhood in Newport Beach. This community is guard gated and exclusive to residents and invited guests only. Despite the small amount of residents that live in the area, Granville is still a desirable community to live in. It is only minutes away from Newport Beach’s most premier shopping center Fashion Island, which has everything from grocery stores to upscale boutiques and shop to affordable retail spots. Granville is also a couple of minutes away from the elegant and traditional Newport Beach Country Club where the elite and wealthy enjoy leisure time with one another. This community has high-quality public and private schools available for students in grades preschool through twelfth. Granville is a great place for individuals who want to enjoy the nature parks, live in a tranquil and elegant environment, and still have access to the liveliness that Newport Beach has to offer.

Location: The Granville neighborhood is located in central Newport Beach on the Newport Beach Country Club. Directly south of this area is Corona del Mar, which is a large seaside neighborhood. Granville is about six miles northeast of Balboa Peninsula and only about 3 miles from Balboa Island. North of the community are other Newport Beach neighborhoods such as Belcourt, Big Canyon, Eastbluff, and Newport Hills. Northwest of Granville is Costa Mesa, a suburban and edge city within Orange County. Granville is only a mile away from Irvine Terrace Park and Bayside Cove, which is a small coastal neighborhood in southern Newport Beach.

Commutes: The neighborhood has various major roads nearby that make it possible for visitors and residents to travel in and out of the Granville to access other areas. Newport Center Drive connects with Granville Drive and leads to Newport Center, where Fashion Island is located. This major road also gives access to other major roads such as Jamboree, San Joaquin Hills, and MacArthur Boulevard. Newport Center Drive also travels south and connects with Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). PCH is a north-south highway that runs along the coast of California. It stretches from San Francisco to San Diego, connecting with different cities and neighborhoods in between.

Culture: The culture of Granville is centered around family, outdoor activities, and social events. Most of the residential properties of the community are located on the Newport Beach Country Club. Many of these residents are members and spend their time enjoying the country club amenities, large golf course, and the different events the club hosts throughout each year. Because Granville is such a small community, people know each other well and build a rapport. Individuals and smaller families love the great outdoors as the Granville neighborhood is near different parks and trails to go for family bike rides, hikes, and walks.

Schools

Overview: The Granville neighborhood has several public and private schools that cover elementary, middle, junior high, and high school grades. If you are interested in enrolling your students in public schools, Granville is zoned for students to enroll in Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Newport-Mesa serves students in Newport Beach as well as Costa Mesa. The school district was founded in 1966. It continues to grow because families know that school officials, teachers, and staff members want what is best for the students. Newport-Mesa schools have the staff, technology, programs, and curriculum needed to provide stellar education and instruction to the students. It has programs and centers for high school students who need additional help in order for them to pass their classes and earn their high school diploma. Granville also has private schools that offer more enrichment programs, after school activities, hands-on experiences, and flexible curriculum.

Schools

Elementary Schools

Andersen Elementary School at 1900 Port Seabourne Way.

Andersen Elementary School is an outstanding elementary school that has won countless awards for challenging its students to put their best forward and setting high goals for themselves. The California Distinguished School award has been won by Andersen multiple times including in 2014. Student who want to take additional courses, they can choose from classes in subjects such as fine arts, computer technology, music, and dance. This school provides fun and educational extracurricular activities that allow students to find out their skills and talents. Some of the after school programs include LEGO robotics, Spanish, softball, soccer, drama club, and more.

Newport Coast Elementary School at 6655 Ridge Park Road.

Newport Coast Elementary School accepts students in grades kindergarten through sixth. At young ages, students are challenged by teachers to achieve high academic goals. They are encouraged to participate in different extracurricular activities because it makes them excited about learning. Students grow closer with their fellow peers and learn to work together as teams. Newport Coast has an extracurricular activity department called After Class Enrichment Department (ACE). This department offers programs that help students figure out their talents and interests. Students get to expand on their learning abilities and have creative ownership and pride over the projects they help create.

Middle Schools

Corona del Mar Middle School at 2985 Bear Street.

Only a few miles north of Granville is Corona del Mar Middle School. Seventh and eighth grades who attend this school gain a sense of school pride because there are so many sports teams and fun clubs available for students to get involved in. Teachers and staff members ensure that students who are participating in different non-academic activities do not allow their grades to suffer. Students are taught self-accountability. Students have the opportunity to learn different languages. The sports teams that Corona del Mar Middle School offers include track and field, cross country, soccer, cheerleading, tennis, football, basketball, and more.

Ensign Intermediate School at 2000 Cliff Drive.

Students in seventh or eighth grade that are living in the Granville neighborhood can enroll in Ensign Intermediate School. The school has plenty of opportunities for parents and people in the community to get in involved in the events in order to encourage and support the students and their hard work. Teachers are encouraged to build strong bonds with their students so the students feel as though they have a safe support system at school. Ensign provides various after school programs that include sports teams, clubs, and academic activities. These programs include soccer, track and field, volleyball, fine arts, and performing arts.

High Schools

Corona del Mar High School at 2985 Bear Street.

The Granville neighborhood is near Corona del Mar High School. This school enrolls students in grades ninth through twelfth. It is one of the most popular and high-quality high schools in Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Corona del Mar is a school that not only expects the students to do their absolute best and reach for the stars, but also the school provides tools and guidance that helps the students reach goals. This secondary education school has college preparatory courses and a career technology program that gears students up for the future. Students can even earn college credit in these courses.

Newport Harbor High School at 600 Irvine Ave.

Newport Harbor High School is a large school that has over 2,300 students enrolled. This Baccalaureate World School is so popular in Newport Beach because it is considered one of the best high school in the city. Although this school has a wide range of extracurricular activities to choose from, Newport Harbor is focused on turning high school students into scholars and future college students. The school has won several academic recognitions including the California Distinguished School award. Newport Harbor teachers and staff strive to provide tools for students to succeed even after they graduate from high school and college.

Private Schools

Harbor Day School at 3443 Pacific View Drive.

Granville is near Harbor Day, which is a private school that caters to students in grades kindergarten through eighth. For elementary students, the classroom ratio of teacher to student is 1-to-14. Middle and junior high school students have a classroom ratio of 1-to-16. Harbor Day officials believe that students succeed better in smaller classrooms because teachers are able to engage with each student and students are able to work together easily. This school creates a safe and productive environment for the students. It offers different world languages that students can study including Chinese, Spanish, and Latin. Students can also opt to take technology courses instead.

Newport Academy at 1303 Avocado Ave, # 245.

Newport Academy offers day school for students who desire to have their therapeutic needs met while attending school. Also, this is an alternative private school for students who suffer from trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, or eating disorders. Newport Academy has amazing psychologists, counselors, and teachers who are ready to go above and beyond to make sure the students are rehabilitated and educated. Students can either live on the residential grounds on campus or attend the day school, depending on the parents and the students’ needs. This school offers treatment and solutions for conditions while having a curriculum that is student-tailored.

Housing

Overview: This 24-hour guard gated community is only has low-rise condominiums. The majority of these condos are attached properties of upper and lower one-story units. Since Granville is located on the Newport Beach Country Club lands, the attached properties overlook the golf course and a have a beautiful panoramic view of the neighborhood and grassland. There are over 60 attached homes. Also, Granville has some condominiums that are not attached, but these do not have a views of the golf course. Built in 1970, the homes in this neighborhood are perfect for individuals and small single families. This community is well-sought out because of its proximity to the shopping centers, country clubs, public and private schools, and community amenities available. In Granville, residents and visitors are in walking distance of Fashion Island, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, a movie theater, and major banks. This neighborhood is in a great location.

Housing options

Low-Rise Condominiums

The Granville area is known for its luxurious low rise and garden style condominiums. Each condo can range in size between 2,168 to 2,900 square feet. People have options of choosing a condominium with two or three bedrooms with a maximum of two bathrooms. Homes that attached are mostly in view of the Newport Beach Country Club. There are upper and lower units. These condominiums have features and amenities including community swimming pool, two-car garage, some views of the ocean, large windows, contemporary fireplace, gourmet kitchen with quality kitchen countertops, and more. Each room has a sliding door to the courtyard.

If you’re interested in buying a home in this area, check out currently available Granville homes for sale. You can also browse through the entire database of all the available Newport Beach homes for sale.

Real Estate

Overview: The majority of the real estate in Granville is condominiums. All of the condominiums in this neighborhood are priced in the millions. Not only are all of the homes on the Newport beach Country Club golf course, but also most of the homes are in clear view of the grasslands of the course. Some condos even have partial scenic views of the ocean. Also, this residential area is nearby numerous retail stores, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and other popular places. The highest a condominium will cost in Granville will be about $4.7 million. Most of the homes in this price range have been recently renovated and are closer to Fashion Island or near the community swimming pool. They have amazing floor plan options with a two-car garage, a den/family room, a back patio, and a water feature. Lower priced condos with less features can be as low as $1.78 million

Things to Do

Overview: Because Granville is very close to the one of the largest open-air shopping centers in Newport Beach, there are plenty of fun things to do. This neighborhood is next to all of the lively action that Newport Beach has to offer. If you have a membership to the Newport beach Country Club or Big Canyon Country Club, you can enjoy the many upscale amenities and activities these places have to offer. If you want to grab a bite to eat, areas nearby Granville have many restaurants such as True Food Kitchen for healthy and eco-friendly options or Sushi Roku Newport Beach if you love Japanese cuisine. Besides food, Granville has nightlife spots that have happy hour deals on drinks and great music. Those who love watching movies always find themselves at the Edwards Big Newport 6 & RPX theater to watch the new releases on the big screen. There’s so much in Granville!

Retail & Entertainment

Restaurants

Granville is next to some of Newport Beach’s delicious dining options. People like to eat at places such as Red O Restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, True Food Kitchen, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, among numerous others. The Granville community has American upscale and casual, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian restaurants in the area.

Parks & Recreation

The areas surrounding Granville are either retail and entertainment shops or parks. The parks in the area have playgrounds, picnic spots for barbecuing, walking and biking trails, and some sports field areas. These parks include Back Bay View Park, Irvine Terrace Park, Newport Beach Dog Park, Civic Center Park, and more.

Shopping

Granville is next to Fashion Island. This shopping center has upscale and affordable retail shops and grocery stores. Fashion Island has Whole Foods Market, Apple, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Forever 21, BCBG Max Azria, Gorjana, Loft, Nordstrom, and plenty of other stores. You can do all of your shopping in one place.

Nightlife Spots

Granville is not too far away from popular nightlife spots that are perfect for both social butterflies and reserved individuals. Yard House, Fig & Olive, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Back Bay Tavern, and Mariposa are just several of the night life places in the Granville area. They have music, drinks, and social events.

Movie Theaters

If you are in the mood to go to the movies and see some of the newest films at the box office, Granville has some theaters in the area. You can go to the upscale The Lot at Fashion Island, Edwards Big Newport 6 & RPX, or The Movie Experience.

Country Clubs

Granville is very close to two country clubs: Newport Beach and Big Canyon. Big Canyon is open to members and guests who were invited by members only. Newport Beach has options for anyone to apply for a membership. Both have a golf course, aquatics, a spa, upscale restaurants, and a fitness center.

Fishing & Boating

Granville is not too far from the ocean. AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals has private fishing charters available for rent if you do not have your own fishing boat. This company has boats, yacht between 35 and 65 feet. You can go fishing with a group of friends or family.

Fine Arts & Culture

Newport Beach has so many artistic people who enjoy buying art or creating it. Granville is nearby some great art galleries and art studios. These great places include Lahaina Galleries, Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, OCMA Galleries, and YellowKorner. Many of the art galleries showcase modern paintings and sculptures.

Performing Arts

Those who love to watch talented musicians and other performers live can go places like Newport Beach Concerts on the Green. This area has local and famous performers come to the venue. It is outdoors and perfect for a warm day in the sun to enjoy music or stand-up comedy.

Traveling & Cruises

Places such as Worldwide Cruise & Travel and ALTOUR are great resources when you want to plan a great getaway or want to go a cruise. These companies are able to point you in the right direction. Both are considered full service agencies that assist with booking cruises, resorts, honeymoon destinations, and more.