Harbor View Hills

Overview

Overview: Harbor View Hills is a non-gated community that is within the Corona del Mar area. This neighborhood is full of such history and great activities that both residents and visitors can enjoy. Harbor View Hills has the best of both worlds as there are both quiet areas within the residential areas as well as lively spots where all of the restaurants and entertainment areas are located. This amazing area has a wide range of residential options for individuals and families to choose from. It has a mixture of beach style estates homes, custom built, and contemporary homes. Along with quality restaurants, Harbor View Hills has plenty of nightlife spots, recreational parks, beach areas within minutes, shopping centers, and so much more. People who enjoy art can go to some of the art and horticultural museums near the Harbor View Hills neighborhood area. Also, this neighborhood has great public and private schools.

Location: The Harbor View Hills community is located east of the MacArthur Boulevard within the Corona del Mar area. South of this area is the Pacific Coast Highway. It is east of communities such as Bayside Cove, Balboa Island, Harbor Island, and Beacon Bay. Harbor View Hills is south of other well-known neighborhoods including Belcourt, Big Canyon, and Newport Center. Fashion Island, one of Newport Beach’s premier open air shopping centers is only less than a mile away from the area. The Crystal Cove State Park is south of Harbor View Hills and can be accessed through driving on winding paths on a steep slope.

Commutes: The area sits north of the Pacific Coast Highway, a major north-south highway that hugs the Pacific Ocean coastline. This state highway runs from San Francisco all the way to San Diego and has plenty of turnoffs, which makes accessing different cities and neighborhoods in California much easier. Within Harbor View Hills, the neighborhood is near major roads such as MacArthur Boulevard and San Joaquin Hills Road. San Joaquin Hills Road starts at the southern border of Big Canyon, making an intersection with Jamboree Road, another major road. The road runs east through Corona del Mar and ends at the northern border of Newport Coast.

Culture: Harbor View Hills consists of residents full of individuals and families that value high-quality living and sophisticated class. People are surrounded by elegant single-family homes of different styles and architectures. It is nearby prestigious country clubs, fashion-forward shopping spots, beach resorts, and more. Many single families live in Harbor View Hills, making this neighborhood very family-friendly. It is a wonderful place to move and start or expand your family. The culture of this community is a mixture of suburban and urban. While many families participate in outdoor activities with one another, others prefer to go to entertainment spots more frequently.

Schools

Overview: In the Harbor View Hills area, families can enroll their students in schools within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District or to the private schools nearby. Newport-Mesa has public schools that covers more than 60 square miles of Orange County. These schools cover students in the cities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. There are over 22,000 students enrolled in 32 schools. Although Newport-Mesa is not the largest school district in California, it is one of the most prestigious districts, offering academic and extracurricular programs for student empowerment. It strives to include teachers, staff, parents, and the community into supporting students’ academic and personal successes. Private schools in the area offer students enrichment and after school opportunities that aid in advancing and improving student academic and extracurricular performance. Newport-Mesa has different that normally take place on campus after classes, although there are some programs that are off-campus but nearby the schools.

Schools

Elementary Schools

Lincoln Elementary School at 3101 Pacific View Drive.

Elementary school students living in Harbor View Hills in grades kindergarten through fifth can attend Lincoln Elementary School. Lincoln Elementary is a stellar school as it has won numerous awards for going above and beyond to ensure that the students are receiving great instruction and capable of implementing the materials learned. This school is won the California Distinguished School award in 1997, 2004 and 2016. Also, it has been awarded with the 2014 Exemplary Arts Education and the National Gold Ribbon in 1999. At Lincoln Elementary School, the students are critical thinkers at young ages and learn about their gifts.

Harbor View Elementary School at 900 Goldenrod Avenue.

Harbor View Elementary School is located within the Harbor View Hills neighborhood. This public school offers curriculum classes including writing, reading, mathematics, social studies, fine arts, and computer technology. Critical thinking as well as nurturing the creative sides of the students are very important aspects to the school administrators and teachers. Harbor View provides extracurricular activities that are great for helping students find their hobbies and improve in their skill sets. There are activities available at this school such as student government, orchestra, visual arts, choir, among other clubs. Some of the after school programs have nominal fees before in order to participate.

Middle Schools

Corona del Mar Middle School at 2985 Bear Street.

Corona del Mar Middle School is the primary middle school in the Harbor View Hills community. This school serves students in seventh and eighth grade. It teaches different world languages. The school is successful at preparing students for their high school years because they learn the importance of self-accountability and responsibility. All students, especially those that are participating in after school programs, must meet a certain GPA requirement, which keeps them on track. It makes students prioritize their schoolwork over their other school activities. Students can sign up for sports teams including track and field, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, and volleyball.

High Schools

Corona del Mar High School at 2985 Bear Street.

The main school within the Harbor View area that serves students in grades ninth through twelfth is Corona del Mar High School. The high school is physically connected with Corona del Mar Middle School, making it an easier transition for ninth grades who attended the middle school. Corona del Mar High School is a great public secondary institution because it not only has a wide range of after school programs, but also it has great core and elective classes. Plus, students who are interested in striving for a higher GPA and possibly earning college credit can enroll in Advanced Placement classes.

Private Schools

Harbor Day School at 3443 Pacific View Drive.

A high-quality private school within Harbor View Hills is Harbor Day School. Harbor Day School is considered a student-centered institution because each student is put first and within a safe environment that accepts different backgrounds and learning styles. This school is not affiliated with a particular religion. Harbor Day was founded in 1952 and has over 400 students. It serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Middle and junior high school classrooms have a teacher-to-student ratio of 1-to-16, while elementary school classrooms have a ratio of 1-to-11. These small classrooms help make students feel more supported and build better relationships.

Sage Hill School at 20402 Newport Coast Drive.

Although this private school is in the Newport Coast neighborhood, Sage Hill School is less than four miles away from Harbor View Hills. The school has 540 students in enrollment and was founded in 2000. Sage Hill School is a high school, accepting applicants in grades ninth through twelfth. It is considered a free-thinking institution that accepts students of all diversities. Students are able to sign up for internships to receive hands-on experience in the work sphere, making it easier for students to figure out what fields they are interested in. Some courses available include instrumental music, drama, and fine arts.

Housing

Overview: Many of the homes in Harbor View Hills have been remodeled with high-end and updated appliances and features, making this area very well-sought out and desirable. Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the late 1960s. There are large one and two story homes specifically meant for single families who desire to live in homes with more space and amenities. This non-gated community have homes that are located strategically to have better views of the Pacific Ocean and the sunsets. Residents love living in Harbor View Hills because of its proximity to so many retail and entertainment spots including Fashion Island, Corona Del Mar State Beach, and Corona del Mar Village. This community does not have apartments, townhomes, or condominiums. Harbor View Hills only has single-family homes and estates to rent and to own. There are a few homes in the area that are considered newly constructed.

Housing options

Single-family Homes

Many of the single-family homes in Harbor View Hills are very elegant and contemporary. These homes can have as many as six bedrooms and as little as three bedrooms. With bathrooms, these homes normally have as little as three and as many as seven. Whether the home has one or two stories, each one is upscale and offers something special for each family who moves to Harbor View Hills. Most of them have amenities and features such as central air conditioning, a patio, a walk-in closet for the master suit, a living room that is oriented toward the ocean view, fireplaces, high-end appliances, and more.

New Construction

The Harbor View Hills community has a few new homes that are in the process of construction. The majority of these homes have a modern style with a homage to some traditional features. These homes are also either one or two stories high. They are a bit more larger than some of the homes that have been around for decades. These home have expanded living spaces, a fireplace, multiple dining and formal living areas that are perfect for entertaining a larger group of guests. Some of the newly constructed homes have three-car garages and a private balcony for the master suite.

If you’re interested in buying a home in this area, check out currently available Harbor View Hills 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 Harbor View Hills real estate is single-family homes and estates. Most of the homes in the neighborhood are within the millions because of the amazing views, quality of the homes, the various features and amenities available, and the proximity to the beach and shopping areas. Also, the community is nearby major roads and the Pacific Coast Highway, which is desirable for those who travel in and out of the neighborhood to other parts of Newport Beach and Orange County. The residential properties are priced as high as $7.5 million with as much as 8,000 square feet. Homes like these have everything from skylights to a gourmet kitchen to outdoor barbecue hot tub and pool areas. Some might even have an elevator. Harbor View Hills homes that are lower-priced can cost as low as $1.5 million. The homes in this price range have less amenities but are still sophisticated.

Things to Do

Overview: There are tons of fun activities and popular places to go in and around the Harbor View Hills area. Both residents and visitors can both enjoy the lively and quiet parts of this neighborhood. The shopping options are great for those who love retail therapy, want to stay updated with the fashion trends, or just need to buy something for a special occasion. The Corona del Mar Plaza and Fashion Island are the most popular shopping centers in the area. Harbor View Hills residents can enjoy all of the best high-end and affordable clothing and accessories. Also, there are many different dining options that range in environment and cuisine. As Harbor View Hills is close to the Corona del Mar State Beach, many residents and visitors go there to enjoy water sports activities or enjoy the walking and biking trails. There are several nearby popular art galleries in the area.

Retail & Entertainment

Botanical Gardens

Sherman Library & Gardens is a wonderful place that celebrates and showcases horticulture at its finest. It has living plants in gardens as well as displayed on patios. This botanical museum also has water fountains and sculptures that compliment the living plants. It has different exhibits that are throughout the year.

Shopping

Harbor View Hills has amazing shopping centers such as Harbor View Shopping Center, Corona del Mar Plaza, and Fashion Island. There are a combination of high-end boutiques, upscale retail, and affordable and popular clothing stores. These stores include J.McLaughlin, Michael Nusskern, Tommy Bahama, Nordstrom, Forever 21, Neiman Marcus, and more.

Dining

Harbor View Hills has almost every type of restaurant. It has Thai, Chinese, Mexican, American, Italian, Vietnamese, among many others. Bandera is known for its healthier options and has vegetarian-friendly food. Bamboo Bistro has Thai and Vietnamese cuisine with great lunch specials. Panini Kabob Grill has Mediterranean-style food with Italian entrees.

Watersports & Beach Fun

The Corona del Mar State Beach is a great hang out for those who want to be in the sand hanging out or be active in the water. Many visitors and residents play beach sports, sunbathe in the sand, or swim. Other like to parasail or ride on a jet ski.

Fine Arts

Within a few miles of Harbor View Hills is Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, or well-known as SCAPE. This art exhibit showcases contemporary art pieces and collections that patrons get to enjoy. Most of them are contemporary pieces with American as well as international inspirations.

Performing Arts

During the warm months, Harbor View Hills residents like to go to the “Concerts on the Green” at the Civic Center. People enjoy these performances from some of the most talented musicians in the entertainment industry as well as independent artists. They can bring their own food or buy meals from the gourmet food trucks.

Movie Theater

Movie lovers who want to watch new releases as they come out in theaters are nearby the New Port Theater. It is named as one of Newport Beach’s most classy and luxurious theaters. It has a dining area for people who want to grab a bite to eat before or after the film.

Fitness Centers

While some dread exercise, other look forward to it each week as Harbor View Hills has plenty of amazing fitness centers and classes in the area. The fitness instructors are full equipped to help people reach their fitness goals. The area has places like Defy Gravity, Orangetheory Fitness, and Shape-Up Health Club.

Parks & Recreation

Spyglass Hill Park, Harbor View Nature Park, and Harbor Watch Park are some of the parks in the Harbor View Hills neighborhood. The most popular park in the area is the Corona del Mar State Park. This park has a trail that is great for walking and biking with family.

Nightlife Spots

Despite Harbor View Hills being a family-friendly community, the area has some bars and nightlife spots nearby. They range from upscale and chic to casual and sports pub. Some of the nightlife spots include The Place, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, The Quiet Woman, Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille, and Port Restaurant and Bar.