Kings Road

Overview

Overview: The Kings Road is a family-friendly neighborhood full of beautiful single-family homes, public and private schools, restaurants, entertainment centers, parks, and shopping spots. This community is well-sought out by wealthy families because it is near so many recreational parks and very close to the beaches and coast. Kings Road is in walking distance from places like Ensign Intermediate School, Kings Road Park, fitness club Newport Peach, and the Italian restaurant Mozza Newport. The homes in Kings Road are a mixture of traditional and contemporary as many of them have been remodeled with new appliances and other features. Students who live in this neighborhood will be zoned to attend a school within Newport-Mesa Unified School District, unless their parents opt them to enroll in a private school close by. Kings Road community is a great place for those who are active outdoors but also love to go to different entertainment centers.

Location: Kings Road is located near the Newport Heights part of Newport Beach, inches away from the Cliffhaven neighborhood. It is off of the Pacific Ocean Coast. Kings Road is just a few minutes away from Bayshores, which is another small Newport Beach community that is guard gated and near the Pacific Coast Highway. The neighborhood is south of other Newport Beach areas including Castaways, Dover Shores, and Bayside Cove. Kings Road is about 2.5 miles south of Costa Mesa, a booming city within Orange County. To the right of this community are island communities such as Harbor Island and Beacon Bay.

Commutes: The roads within the neighborhood are Kings Road and Kings Place. Although it is small, Kings Road is a non-gated community that allows residents and visitors to drive in and out of the area to different neighborhoods and parts of the city with ease. The nearest major roadway to Kings Road is the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This highway does not just serve those living in the Newport Beach area. PCH stretches along the Pacific coast and runs from San Diego all the way up to San Francisco. It has numerous turnoffs that allow people to go to different parts of California.

Culture: The perk of not living in a non-gated neighborhood is that different city amenities like restaurants, malls, movie theaters, and beaches are more accessible. You do not have to travel very far to get to some of Newport Beach’s hottest and most popular hangout spots. Coastal living is made more desirable and convenient. Kings Road is such a warm and quiet area, but is not too far from nightlife spots, dining areas, and sports fields. Coastal living in Kings Road has made many of the residents appreciate the environment around them, whether they go jogging in the park or parasailing on the ocean.

Schools

Overview: Families that live in Kings Road have the option of enrolling their students in a public school within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District or in one of the private schools in Newport Beach. The public school district in the Kings Road area has over 22,000 students. There are 32 schools that range in different grade levels. Newport-Mesa has several high schools, middle/junior high schools, and elementary schools. More specifically, it has four high schools, two middle/junior high schools, and twenty-two elementary schools. Also, the district has an alternative education center for students who need help getting back on track with their studies and an adult education center that assists adults in obtaining secondary education certificates. The public schools have enrichment and extracurricular programs for students to choose from. The private schools near Kings Road are stellar institutions that have smaller classrooms, more academic programs, and a wide range of clubs.

Schools

Elementary Schools

Newport Heights Elementary at 300 East 15th Street.

Newport Heights Elementary School is only a mile away from Kings Road. This school accepts elementary school students up to the sixth grade. Parents favor this school because of the after school clubs it offers. The teachers and faculty member are full equipped to instruct and nurture the young minds, while allowing them to grow as individuals. The staff strive to make sure that each student understands the curriculum being presented to them and offers programs to students that need additional academic help. This school stands firm against violence and has a strict “no bully policy” that is constantly enforced.

Mariners Elementary School at 2100 Mariners Drive.

Mariners Elementary School has school officials and teachers that utilize traditional teaching methods and techniques. They believe that these methods are successful at helping students understand the class material. There are quite a few extracurricular activities that Mariners Elementary offers. One of the most popular departments in the school is the performing arts department. Parents love getting their young students involved in expressing themselves through arts and showcasing their musical and acting abilities. The school has the Pacific Chorale Chorus, which is the most popular music club at Mariners. The students are able to learn vocal techniques and music theory.

Middle Schools

Corona del Mar Middle School at 2985 Bear Street.

Within seven minutes of the Kings Road community is Corona del Mar Middle School. This school is a very popular institution in Newport Beach because of the many opportunities the students have to advance in their talents and academic abilities. Corona del Mar is a well-known middle/junior high school that only serves students in grades seventh and eighth. Aside from the curriculum, this school has a wide range of clubs and sports teams for students to choose from. Students can sign up for anything from choir to robotics. The sports teams include cross country, soccer, cheerleading, and much more.

High Schools

Ensign Intermediate School at 2000 Cliff Drive.

Ensign Intermediate School is another middle and junior high school that only serves seventh and eighth grade students. These students are introduced to world languages before they move on to high school. These languages offered include French and Spanish. Not only do students learn the basics, but also they learn about the culture attached to these languages. This teaches students more about the world around them. Ensign has great teachers who are dedicated to making sure their students grow into scholars who are ready to take on their high school years with confidence. It has many performing and fine arts clubs.

High Schools

Newport Harbor High School at 600 Irvine Ave.

Within Kings Road, Newport Harbor High School is a well-established and celebrated high school. This school is in walking distance of the neighborhood and accepts students in grades ninth through twelfth. It has everything a high school student needs in order to be successful whether they apply for college after graduation or not. Newport Harbor has college preparatory classes and career technology education. Also, it has plenty of extracurricular activities like clubs and competitive sports teams. Newport Harbor High School offers students electives and engaging clubs in subjects such as computer technology, fine arts, performing arts including music and theater.

Corona del Mar High School at 2985 Bear Street.

Corona del Mar Middle School and Corona del Mar High School share the same building, making it an easy transition for students who are graduating from the middle school and plan to enroll in that high school. This secondary education school is another popular high school that families in Kings Road can consider when picking the best high school for their students. Corona del Mar High School has career technology and Advanced Placement courses for students to help them prepare for college or for their first career move. Staff at this school want to point their students in the right direction.

Private Schools

Newport Christian School at 1000 Bison Avenue.

Near the Kings Road community is the Newport Christian School. This is a faith-based school that serves students in grades kindergarten through eleventh. Head school administrators are looking to add twelfth grade, allowing parents to keep their students enrolled from the beginning of their academic career all the way to the end of it before college. Since 1980m, Newport Christian School has been teaching students about Christian values and principles while providing curriculum such as math, writing, reading, science, foreign languages, and history. Students who are accepted into this school can enjoy after school programs such as student clubs and sports.

Pacifica Christian High School at 883 West 15th Street.

Pacifica Christian High School is a private school near Kings Road. This faith-based high school teaches its students to above and beyond the normal standards. Students are taught Christian values and challenged academically. Students in grades ninth through twelfth are eligible to apply to this institution. Pacifica Christian High has a wide range of clubs, electives, and athletic teams for students to choose from. Students can participate in different activities such volleyball, rowing, lacrosse, soccer, dance, drama, music, studio arts, and much more. For families who want these students to grow spiritually and academically, Pacifica Christian is a considerable option.

Housing

Overview: While many of the homes are a mixture of traditional with a contemporary flair, there are several homes that have Mediterranean, Tuscany, or Indonesian highlights, adding to the coastal living environment. Kings Road does not have apartments, condominiums, or townhomes, as this neighborhood is quite small. There are just single-family homes in Kings Road. Most of the homes have been remodeled and added to. The majority of these homes were built in the 1950s and 1960s. There are a few homes that have been built within the last ten years. People in this neighborhood moved to this area because of the luxurious homes, coastal living, wonder Catalina Island and coastal beach views, tons of parks, and popular spots to visit. Kings Roads has so much to offer. The single-family homes in the area can have as little as three bedrooms and two bathrooms or as many as six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Housing options

Single-family Homes

People who love the Southern California lifestyle will love Kings Road single-family homes. These homes are so modern and many of them have wide windows and face the coast, perfect for allowing natural light to shine in. Most of the homes can have great features and amenities such as open floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows, eight-top stove, stainless steel appliances, private backyard, spa-like baths, wood-burning fireplace, and much more. Some even have car garages that can accommodate more than two cars, along with outdoor driveway parking. Some homes that are bit more pricey might have an elevator or a heated outdoor swimming pool.

New Construction

The Kings Road community has many new homes that are either being constructed or have been constructed within the last couple of years. These homes are definitely beach-style home inspired and have different coastal elements. Many of them have been built closer to the coast, making the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the beach even more breathtaking. Some of them have a balcony that faces the Lido Isle and Bayshores. The new homes have more bedrooms and bathrooms with high-end appliances and flooring. There are a few homes that even have built-in bars on the back deck.

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

Real Estate

Overview: The real estate in the Kings Road neighborhood is centered around single family homes. The closer to the coast and the Pacific Coast Highway, the more expensive the homes are. This is why Kings Road has so many homes priced in the millions. Only a few homes are below a million, but it is only because they are for rent. Even the single-family homes that are for rent are about $30,000 a month. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Kings Road, the homes are priced as high as $18.5 million. Homes in this price range are the closest homes in the neighborhood to the Newport Beach Municipal Beach, Lido Isle, and Balboa Island. Also, these homes tend to be newly constructed, have more square footage and more rooms. Home in Kings Road can be as low as $2.2 million because they are smaller and not as close to the coast.

Things to Do

Overview: Because the Kings Road community is surrounded by so many places to go, things to see, and fun activities to do, you will not get bored. The area is very close to the Pacific Coast Highway, which means that residents and visitors can drive to their destinations much quicker. Kings Road residents enjoy going to the beach to participate in watersports or relax on the beach with friends and family. If you want to go on a cruise, the area is near popular cruise and boat companies. Also, Kings Road is just minutes away from some of the most delicious cuisines at places such as Rustic Pelican, Mozza Newport, and Xanadu Cafe. People who don’t want to travel far from their homes can just walk to the park with their dogs or go on a bike ride with their kids around the trail. Some even like visiting local art exhibits.

Retail & Entertainment

Restaurants

Kings Road has great restaurants for many different occasions. Some residents want to have a romantic dinner with their significant other or grab a bite to eat with some friends. Some of these dining places include Mozza Newport, SOL Mexican Cocina, Pizza Nova, Rustic Pelican, and W Cafe & Restaurant.

Shopping

Shopping in Kings Road is super fun with you have plenty of options. People living in the Kings Road area tend to shop at the Lido Marina Village Mall since Kings Road is close to that neighborhood. Also, they find great clothing and accessories at A’maree’s, Bayside Shopping Center, and the Westcliff Plaza.

Water Tours

Kings Road is less than three miles away from the Newport Fun Tours, which has amazing water tours. The tour guides are great at engaging the people. Whether you have lived in Kings Road for years or just moved, these tours are very exciting. People get to see marine life and landmarks.

Watersports

People who visit or live in Kings Road love to take a drive down to the beach for some watersports fun. You can go parasailing, jet skiing, surfing, or skimboarding. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent or buy at Newport Paddle Company or Wayward Captain Watersports.

Cruises

Within just a few minutes, you can be at Newport’s best cruise and events companies. Watts on the Harbor Cruises, Newport Fun Tours, and Hornblower Cruises & Events (South Location) offer large boat and yacht rentals as well as event booking. People have hosted proms, wedding receptions, and birthday celebrations on these boats.

Performing Arts

Newport Beach has great performing arts centers for those who appreciate music and theater. Kings Road is near the Newport Theater Arts Center (NTAC), which was established in the late 1970s. NTAC puts on five different plays each year. From the months of September to July, people can celebrate young local actors.

Parks & Recreation

The neighborhood has many recreational and nature parks with trails, picnic areas, and sports fields. There are parks in and near Kings Road such as Kings Road Park, Cliff Drive Park, Horace Ensign Park, Wyatt Park, and John Wayne Park. Families get to enjoy the environment whether they’re being active or having a picnic.

Fine Arts

If you are interested in buying upscale and contemporary art for your home, office, or your business, the Kings Road community is near the Ethos Contemporary Art Gallery. This company has artists that can create arts through paintings, glass, sculptures, and photography. These experts also do installation, fabrication, and large format printing.

Spa

The neighborhood is close to some amazing spas that provide body therapy, facials, and overall skin treatments. They are great places to unwind, relax, and be pampered. These spas include Serenity Skin Spa, Esthetique Arts LLC, and BeeSugared. You can get a waxing and other skin treatments at BeeSugared and Serenity Skin Spa.

Fitness

Regardless of what your fitness level is, Kings Road has fitness classes centers that will make you love exercise. You can drive to Ekam Yoga, Newport Peach, or Newport Beach Fit Body Boot Camp. Whether you want to go yoga or work up a sweat, you’ll find the perfect place.