The man-made island of Lido Isle in California is strictly residential, except for a small summer snack bar, and the only way into and from the city is by a small bridge. There are 1,800 people living in this semi-private community.
Lido Isle is surrounded by the city of Newport Beach and was incorporated in 1906 when it was still part mudflat and sandbar. This master-planned neighborhood was also one of Southern California’s first developments to have utilities built underground.
The Mediterranean theme is strong here with streets named after cities like Barcelona, Nice, Ithaca, and Genoa. The main streets on Lido Isle are Via Lido Soud and Via Lido Nord. Although most of the homes were designed with a Mediterranean style you’ll also find some that reflect Cape Cod and modern styles.
Lido Isle is served by highly ranked facilities like Newport Elementary School, Horace Ensign Intermediate, and Newport Harbor High School; all are provided by the Newport Mesa Unified School District. Newport Beach also offers private schools like Our Lady Queen of Angels and St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool.
This is a tight-knit community with the Lido Isle Club House at its center. Many clubs and groups work to hold events and activities. Residents have access to the clubhouse’s bay beach and snack bar. All homeowners are Community Association members and are required to pay an annual fee. Groups come together here for the community’s involvement in the annual Newport Christmas Boat Parade.
The Lido Isle Yacht Club is one of the popular groups. It was founded in 1928 and organized in 1947 to bring activities to the community and educate young sailors. The club is a member of the Southern California Yachting Association and the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California.
Residents are also close to many daily services, restaurants, stores, and entertainment in the seaside city of Newport Beach.
2985 Bear Street, Building A, Building ACosta Mesa, CA 92626-4300
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* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org