Settlement began in the mid 1800's, when land shares were sold to pioneers. After a ship successfully unloaded cargo in Newport Bay, investors saw an opportunity to create a wealthy port city, and it was officially established in 1870.
Today, Newport Beach is known for its wealth and expensive cost of living, beach, pier, harbor, maritime economy and activities, and for its homes, which seldom fall under the seven figure range.
People Born in Newport Beach
Newport Beach in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1987 to film scenes of the movie Satisfaction. We filmed in the Balboa neighborhood.