Newport Beach was ranked this year as the richest city in America and the median home price is one million dollars.
Named New Port in 1871 by the ‘Lower Bay’ ranch owners the population was 206 people in 1905. In 1906 after the construction of a railway line between Los Angeles and Newport the population escalated to now around 100,000.
Newport is one of my favorite beaches. The beach front stretches ten miles long and has great surfing, boogie boarding and sand castle digging conditions. I took a bunch of photos of some of the houses along the beach and just behind the beach. Many of the homes are for rent and/or sale. The contrast between the older bungalows and the newer multi level homes makes for a discombobulated neighbourhood. I find the smaller homes painted in bright colors to be the most charming.
Many of the homes have fantastic detailing: beautifully tiled, stain glassed and chandelier home fronts.