Education

Schools in Corona Del Mar are part of the Newport-Mesa School District. Public schools around the city include Harbor View Elementary, Newport Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary for grades K-6. High schools in Newport Beach include Newport Harbor High School, a school that prides itself on a small-school environment and encourages students to explore areas of personal interest within the schoolís curriculum and Corona Del Mar High School, a top-ranking school in California noted for their sports program and athletic achievements. The school districtís overall academic scores are in the 70th and 80th percentile while Newport schools score in the 80th to high 90th percentile.

Economy & Job Market

Corona Del Mar is a small but wealthy town of a bigger wealthy part of the city of Newport Beach, thus the economy around the area is always flourishing. There are many government jobs available in the city. From retail trade to business and food services, the city of Newport Beach and its surrounding neighborhoods are ripe with job opportunities for residents of all economical status. Some of the major companies based in and around Newport Beach include Pacific Life Insurance, Downey Financial Corp, Conexant Systems, Fletcher Jones Motor Cars, Nationwide Health Properties, and Crave Entertainment Group just to name a few.

Attractions & Points of Interest

The area around Newport Beach also include Balboa Island, Newport Coast, San Joaquin Hills, and Balboa Peninsula. With the city overlooking the Pacific Ocean, one of the main attractions are the beaches along the coast. Crystal Cove State Park is located at the southern end of the coast featuring undeveloped woodland perfect for camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Crystal Cove is also a popular area for mountain bikers, scuba divers, and surfers. Another favorite beach area is Big Corona State Beach, favored by swimmers and beach sports enthusiasts. Little Corona del Mar Beach, Rocky Point, and Inspiration Point are other renowned beaches within the neighborhood.

Newport Harbor is known as the largest small boat harbor in the world. The Catalina Flyer is the largest passenger carrying catamaran that provides daily transportation from the Balboa Pavilion on the Balboa Peninsula to Avalon, California on Catalina Island. The Balboa Fun Zone, also located on the Balboa Peninsula, features a Ferris wheel and a carousel as well as various shops and restaurants.

One of Corona Del Mar's finest restaurants is along Pacific Coast Highway called the Five Crowns Restaurant. Built in 1935, it has been a residence and an inn, and now operates as a popular, fine restaurant where their popular prime rib is a local favorite and is said to be the best in the Southern California.

Corona Del Mar is also home to Sherman Library and Gardens. Opened in 1958, the Gardens have grown to occupy a full city block. With an extensive botanical collection from rare cacti to exotic vegetation, the Library contains more than 15,000 books and pamphlets documenting the history of Corona Del Mar and the Pacific Southwest. The Garden includes fountains, sculptures, flowers and hanging baskets. A conservatory houses bromeliads, orchids, ferns and a koi pond.

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