One of the oldest neighborhoods in Newport Beach, Newport Heights was once referred to as Mackrel lats in the 1930’s and 1940’s. In 1906, the first oil wells were drilled just south of the current high school.

Newport Heights, including adjacent Cliffhaven, provide true sense of community with residents who know their neighbors. Visitors will see children playing outside, people strolling or biking the area or relaxing in the park. With schools, churches and amenities nearby, the neighborhood lends itself to a cohesive, idyllic lifestyle.

5 parks, -4 view parks and 1 playground, are sprinkled throughout the area. The community theater and environmental nature center provide cultural education and enjoyment. Because this neighborhood is centrally located in the city, world-renowned beaches, a bay and a harbor are just minutes away from nearly all Newport Heights homes. Boutique and upscale shopping are close at hand, along with fine restaurants and waterfront dining.


Cliffhaven homes typically sit on larger lots which have allowed for substantial traditional style homes to near mansion levels. Newport Heights homes range from mid-century bungalows to newer luxurious homes in an eclectic range of architectural styles. Some homes located on the “front row” have spectacular views of the harbor, bay, Catalina Island and the coastline. R-2 areas are located on the west side of Newport Heights and by Newport Harbor High that borders between Irvine Avenue and St. Andrews Road.


All levels of schools are conveniently located in the neighborhood and within a short distance of each other: Newport Heights Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School.

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