Newport Beach

City overview

Tourism draws millions of visitors to the beauty of Newport Beach each year.

The City of Newport Beach is located in the coastal center of Orange County, with Los Angeles County to the north and San Diego County to the south.  It was incorporated on September 1, 1906.  Newport Beach is known for its stunning beaches, high-priced residential homes, modern shopping facilities, a vibrant business community, and a great school system.   The city has an estimated permanent population of 87,000, but the population grows to more than 100,000 with 20,000 to 100,000 tourists daily during the summer months as a result of tourism, which is an integral part of Newport Beach.

 The mild climate and beautiful beaches draw millions of visitors to Newport Beach each year.  Popular attractions in the Newport Beach area include Corona del Mar State Beach, the man-made Balboa Island, historic Balboa Village, Newport Pier, the beautiful Sherman Library and Gardens, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Fashion Island, and so much more.  As a popular coastal city with an abundance of water activities, its residents and visitors alike enjoy the outstanding beach, fishing, surfing, and a multitude of other aquatic activities. 

Newport Beach is home to one of the largest pleasure-boat harbors in the world with approximately 4,300 boats of all types docked within the 21-square-mile harbor area. 

The University of California, Irvine, is immediately northeast. 

City tourism and attractions

About the community

Newport Beach is truly a community of villages.

With so many attractions, it is no wonder Newport Beach receives millions of visitors each year. Travel from the east to the west side of the city - or the north end to the south end - and you will get a flavor of the distinct residential and commercial areas that combine to make the City of Newport Beach one of the most attractive communities on the west coast. Newport Beach is known for its “villages”, each with its own distinct character and appearance.

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School Information

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Newport-Mesa Unified School District was unified on July 1, 1966. The district includes 58.83 square miles including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Corona del Mar.

There are 32 schools and approximately 20,000 students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The district is comprised of 22 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools, 2 middle/high schools, 2 high schools, 3 alternative education programs, and 1 adult education program (in partnership with Huntington Beach Adult School.)

Research school rankings provides comprehensive data on local school ratings and demographics.

Note: Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Back Bay High Schools, Cloud Campus Virtual School, and Adult Education are district-wide attended programs and do not align with a specific school attendance zone

City resource links

Useful links to Newport City resources and community events

Newport Beach public utilities

Newport Beach Water Service

The City of Newport Beach Water Services, under the City Department of Utilities, provides water for about 66,800 residents living in the area of Newport Beach, CA,

CR&R Environmental Services

CR&R Environmental Services provide trash and recycling services for residents and businesses of Newport Beach. Residents are not directly billed for CR&R’s service.

Southern California Edison (SCE)

Southern California Edison (SCE) is the electrical utility provider for Newport Beach providing electrical power to homes and businesses, in addition to other energy efficiency services.

Southern California Gas Company

Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) is the provider of natural gas to residential and business customers in Newport Beach.