The 28th Annual Balboa Island Parade will be held on Sunday, June 4th, 2023. This year’s parade theme is “Horsin’ Around Island Style,” western island style, cowboy hats and aloha shirts. The parade kicks-off at a 11am. The parade begins on Marine Avenue and ends at the fire station. In its 28th year, the parade is filled with children on bikes, island dogs, decorated golf carts, floats, horses, vintage cars, the USC Marching Band, drill teams and local school marching bands. Immediately after the parade, the after party begins in front of the fire station, with the local band “The Fabulous Nomads.” The bridge closes at 10:45, so come over early. For more information, or to register to participate, see their website at: https://www.balboaislandnb.org/parade.
Newport Beach is an Orange County city, ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Having been incorporated in 1906, Newport Beach is one of the oldest beach front cities in Orange County. Located at 307 Vista Trucha, this 2,150 square foot home is part of The Bluffs community. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom homes was built in 1971, which has recently been updated. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom stonework, automatic blinds, and custom storage cabinetry in the garage. Enter the home through a foyer that open into built-in bar with a small wine cellar. The gourmet kitchen features a glass backsplash, granite slab countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. There are views of the greenbelt from the house. This home sits on a 2,200 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy al fresco dining on a private deck. The Bluffs is in the Harbor View are of the city. It is set on 150 acres of property overlooking Back Bay, 125 acres is dedicated to open space and 25 acres to residential developments. There are miles of trails for hiking, biking, and walking and canoeing and kayaking available in Newport Bay Ecological Reserve.
Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Locally known as the CDM, Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Seas.” Corona del Mar has beautiful sandy beaches, tidepools, cliffside views and boutique shopping. Located at 4700 Surrey, this 12,900 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlandsdevelopment. This five-bedroom, ten-bathroom home was built in 2011. Attention to detail can be found in the Baccarat chandeliers, Italian lava rock stone and high-volume ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features a Gaggenau oven, stovetop and steamer, a Miele coffee system and marble countertops. The home and property have south facing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a very large 47,200 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a loggia with outdoor fireplace, swimming pool, spa, cold plunge pool, outdoor kitchen with a Viking Barbeque and Sub-Zero refrigerator and rooftop deck. Cameo Highlands has 142 single family homes. Cameo Highlands homes are mostly single level and are terraced, which ensures all homes keep their views. Cameo Highland residents have private beach access.