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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Newport Beach is a town in California with a population of 86,280. Newport Beach is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Newport Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Newport Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Newport Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Newport Beach are highly rated.
About Newport Beach...
Population
86,280

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,787,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,175
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Newport Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    460.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,753.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Newport Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,709
National
$55,322
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Newport Beach is a great city that seems as if you are in the game Wii Resort. You see people riding their bikes, rollerblading, running, walking their dog, and many other activites throughout the day. There is always a fun event happening near the beach. Not to mention the weather is always 75 degrees which is something out of a dream. I am a young college student so I do not have the luzury of going out to eat all the time, but the restaurant life is impeccable. There are endless options when it comes to restaurants and they all have a special character to them. During the day I enjoy going to the island or the peninsula to rollerblade. This is such an amazing experience because you can look at the different houses, meet new people, and watch beautiful sunsets while doing so.
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I’ve lived in Newport Beach all my life and I love it a lot. From the beach never being further than a bike ride away or any store/restaurant in a reasonable distance, life has never been so easy. All the schools I went to were public and I got a wonderful education from them also!
Newport Beach is great place to live, work and play. There are different neighborhoods that provides a space for everyone. The Peninsula is generally younger people where you'll find more of a night life. You'll also find many surfers along the Peninsula, but the more experienced ones are at "the wedge" towards the end. Corona del Mar is well-established neighborhood with high income earners. CdM is generally older but offers a great beach filled with volleyball players. Overall Newport Beach has a great schools and great shopping options.