Life in Newport Beach, California

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Newport Beach, California? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Newport Beach?
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Newport Beach has some of the nicest weather in the world. Summers are perfect, except for the June Gloom you get in May and June. All that means is there is a marine layer covering the area and the skies appear gray at that time. The weather is still warm during June gloom, however. It rains during the winter and once in a while in the springtime. Overall, Newport is one of the best places on Earth to live, as far as weather goes. No hurricanes, definitely no tornadoes and never any snow.Anybody who has lived in or visited newport Beach has a chance of getting something stolen. It happens in every tourist destination and so it happens there too. If you leave any valuables in your car and it can be seen through the window, just say good bye to it, because it will most likely be gone by the time you get back to your car from shopping. Burglaries and thefts account for most of the crime in this beach town. There aren't many murders, assaults or rapes. It's pretty much a safe place to live in, but there are a lot of visitors from other towns who are sometimes opportunists when they see something not chained down.Try to find a bad part of Newport Beach and it may take you a while. However, there are some places that you should use caution with when you're walking. The Newport Pier, for example could be considered an area where you might exercise alertness and be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. There are two piers that un out into the ocean in Newport: the Newport Pier and Balboa Pier. The Balboa Pier is pretty safe, as it is adjacent to hundreds of beach homes and there is only one way out of that area. The Balboa Pier is located toward the end of the Balboa Peninsula which dead-ends at the Pacific Ocean. The Newport Pier, on the other hand, is on the peninsula also, but there are several roads that will take you out of the area. This pier is in a business district which is basically bars and restaurants, so things can get kind of routy on the weekends. Since Newport Beach is one of the wealthiest cities in California, there are truly more great parts of this town than bad parts. The houses are expensive, compared to most other parts of the country, and the ocean views are magnificent.All types of people can be found in Newport Beach, but only those with a very high income can afford to live in this beautiful city. Although "The Housewives of Orange County" don't represent every type of person who lives in this beach community, their wealth represents a large proportion of those who do. There are famous people, very rich people, lawyers, business owners and real estate moguls, along with movie stars who live in Newport. all the others who can't afford to live there, can live in adjacent towns like Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine and others.
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Newport Beach's Fashion Island is arguably the nicest shopping center in California. It has all the name stores and many extremely high-end brand named destinations. Plus, there are fine dining venues and several first class hotels on the property.Too many great restaurants to name them all. However, there are some that absolutely should be mentioned. The Crab Cooker is not a great restaurant, but it has been a fixture in Newport for decades. They have great food and they don't take reservations. They even turned down President Richard Nixon who apparently called them to reserve a table.The public schools are good because the people of Newport insist that they be good. After all, the children of wealthy and highly educated parents must be educated to a level that suits the parents. Besides, property values bring higher local taxes, which can higher the best teachers.There are romantic opportunities for singles as long as the single is a woman. Single men need money to compete with Maseratis and Porsches. Women only need good looks.
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The John Wayne Airport can be a little loud sometimes and if you live in the west side of Newport you may have a problem with it. Other than that, noise pollution is at a minimum.Newport Beach is not comparable to Costa Mesa or even Huntington Beach, which are right next to it. Newport, with its wealth and opulence, simply outdoes every other place, no matter where it is. Costa Mesa and Huntington are nice, no doubt, but they just don't have the thousands of boats, the luxury lifestyle and the fantastic views that Newport has. And they never will.The hospital that everyone associates with Newport Beach is Hoag Hospital. It is considered to be one o the best in the country and it is right on Newport Blvd. overlooking the Pacific Ocean. John Wayne stayed there.Newport Bay is the center piece of this great town. You'll be astounded at sunset when you sit on one of the bluffs overlooking the bay. Sunsets are better in Newport than anywhere in the country.
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Newport Beach is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The bay alone is worth a trip there. There are islands, like famous Balboa Island, that are tourist attractions all to themselves. Then you have the miles of fabulous beaches to lay out on and the great surfing and body surfing at the Wedge. If boating is what you like, there is no better place than Newport. Thousands of boats and yachts are docked there and Santa Catalina Island is only 26 miles away.   
Newport Beach, California population: 85186

How many black people live in Newport Beach? How many white people?
Number of White People74357Percentage of White people87.3%
Number of Black People880Percentage of Black people1%
Number of Hispanic People6591Percentage of Hispanic people7.7%
Number of Asian People7914Percentage of Asian people9.3%
Number of American Indian People603Percentage of American Indian people0.7%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Newport Beach, California

Percent college grads: 62.5%
Percent grad school grads: 26.3%
Unemployment rate: 4.4
Median house value: 1000000
Median income: 107007

How many singles in Newport Beach?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
717264901.11men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
268316111.67men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
236523441.01men for each woman

Crimes in Newport Beach, California
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault710%0%
Auto Theft1340%1%

Weather History for Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, California Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00000026410200
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Newport Beach, California?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year201000
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000451921280

How many hot humid days a year does Newport Beach, California have?
How many cloudy days a year does Newport Beach, California have?
How many sunny days a year does Newport Beach, California have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Newport Beach, California have? How windy is it?
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MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year000128237205346267

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.