Crystal Cove is part of the city of Newport Beach, California. A very large percentage of the Crystal Cove area is made up of the Crystal Cove State Park. This is an official California state park and encompasses 3.2 miles of coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Crystal Cove and Crystal Cove State Park are both situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove also has many new home developments and the Pelican Hills Resort, Spa and Golf Club. Los Trancos offers access to the Crystal Cove Historical District of 1930’s beach cottages. These 48 cottages were built in the 1920’s and 1930’s are the perfect example of a Southern California coastal development in the early 20th century. They are often used by the film industry.
Crystal Cove has some of the most beautiful view properties available in Newport Beach, due to its high bluff setting. There are many types of homes available and several different neighborhoods to choose from, let the Franco Team help you, as you search for the perfect home. The amazing views include the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, City Night Lights, white water and breathtaking sunsets. There are several neighborhoods within Crystal Cove to choose from, these are just few: White Sails, Seascape, Oceana, Nautilus, and The Strand. Compared to other area of Newport Beach, Crystal Cove is smaller in scale and as such, all neighborhoods are invited to participate in the resort styled activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center. This is also the social gathering hub of the area. Homes values in Crystal Cove range from 350,000 dollars for a smaller condo to 4.5 million for a custom built view estate. There are both guard gated and non guard gated neighborhoods to choose from in Crystal Cove.
Crystal Cove is part of the Laguna Beach Unified School District. This award winning school district offers two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school; Top Of The World Elementary, El Morro Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. Laguna Beach High School is the lowest enrollment high school in Orange County. Thurston Middle School was recently named a “Model Campus” among all California state schools. There are many private schools to choose from in the area as well, Anneliese Schools, Grace Classical Academy, St. Anne School, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, and Montessori School of Laguna Beach.
Newport Beach has beautiful weather year round, making it possible for residents to take advantage of the many outdoor activities the area has to offer. One of the largest is the Crystal Cove State Park. The park has three miles of beaches, tidal pools, 400 acres of bluffs and 2,400 acres of canyons. There is 18 miles of trails for horseback riding, biking and hiking trails. There is also a 1,400 acre marine Conservation Area with an underwater park, which allows snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is popular with surfers and swimmers. There are approximately 180 different bird species in the park, for birding.