The Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society is a wonderful way to learn about the history Balboa Island. The museum is offering a series of different 10-minute videos on History Talks with Celeste, which you can view from home.  The museum is currently open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Friday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free, donations are accepted. At the museum, they offer a kid’s scavenger hunt, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs and school programs. The Balboa Island Museum is located at the 210 B Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. For more information, see their website at:


Irvine is large master planned city in Orange County, California. Irvine is surrounded by the cities of Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Located at 15361 Nimes Circle, this 2,300 square foot home is part of The Ranch community in the El Camino Real Village. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1969. The home has been completely remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French doors, beautiful fireplace and bay window. This home sits on an 8,450 square piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting abutting the greenbelt. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and entertaining space. This property does not Mello Roos or HOA fees. The Ranch was built by Pacesetter, Ayres and Presley Homes. There are approximately 625 homes in The Ranch. El Camino Real is bordered by I5 Freeway, Culver Drive, Jeffrey Road and Irvine Center Drive. This area is 1,179 acres with 21 home tracts. 


Corona del Mar is part of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills from South Avocado Avenue to the city limits, including the Irvine Terrace community. Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, this 1,100 square foot condo home is part of the Channel Reef community. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1963. This is a one level unit. The condo has been completely remodeled. The gourmet kitchen features marble countertops, a large island and a steam oven. This unit has wonderful views of the Harbor, Back Bay, the Pacific Ocean and city night lights. Each unit has reserved, covered parking. Channel Reef is a small condo community with just 47 units, with 24-hour security. The association offers many amenities including a swimming pool, spa, barbeque area and a deep-water marina.