What locals may refer to as Dover Shores actually encompasses four neighborhoods: Dover Shores, Westcliff, Baycrest and the Harbor Highlands, with some of the country’s best schools and communities.
Dover Shores itself is actually a small enclave of Newport Beach known for its panoramic views of the Upper Newport Back Bay. The community includes 73 waterfront homes with direct access to the bay with private docks and boat slips — it’s a tight-knit community where it’s common to see cyclists zooming by and families out walking their dogs. The community boasts three beaches with summer lifeguard service, including North Star and Larry’s Beach, which are family friendly, private and quiet. The homes in this community are all special. You won’t find any cookie-cutter tract homes here. Instead, you’ll find a mix of modern homes, midcentury styles and properties inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean architecture.
Living in Dover Shores puts you right in the heart of Orange County’s coastal communities. Fashion Island offers world-class shopping and dining nearby, while those looking for outdoor activities are surrounded by opportunities for adventure. The Back Bay is home to one of Southern California’s most picturesque dedicated cycling and jogging routes, as well as the Newport Beach Aquatic Center, with paddleboards (and lessons) available. The quiet community is perfect for families, with lush parks, mini parks and greenbelts owned and maintained by the city. Residents can also enjoy access to the Mariner’s Library and Community Room and Mariner’s Park, as well.
Thanks in part to its ideal location, family-friendly neighborhoods and close-knit feel, Dover Shores has become one of the most desirable areas of not only Newport Beach, but in all of Orange County. Striking a balance between classic and modern design, it’s a far cry from some of the area’s nearly identical master-planned communities. It’s the perfect area for families and those looking for a place to call home that’s full of personality.
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