Newport Beach, CA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Newport Beach is a lively coastal city in Southern California. Locals enjoy spending time outdoors at one of the city’s beaches, or visiting Balboa Island for some whale watching. Furthermore, the community is friendly and the city regularly holds events and festivals. The area's shopping, dining, and entertainment options make it a desirable location for retirees.

Newport Beach is a lively coastal city in Southern California. Locals enjoy spending time outdoors at one of the city’s beaches, or visiting Balboa Island for some whale watching. Furthermore, the community is friendly and the city regularly holds events and festivals. The area's shopping, dining, and entertainment options make it a desirable location for retirees.

Climate & Geography

Newport Beach enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate, consequently temperatures are usually mild, with lows in the 50s during the winter months, to highs in the 70s during the summer. Newport Beach experiences more sunny days per year than average, as well as significantly less rainfall, and no snowfall.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Locals enjoy strolling along the water at one of the city’s beaches, or visiting the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve for a day of hiking or biking.

Taking a ferry to Balboa Island to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment while catching the ocean breeze is also popular. Balboa Island offers family-friendly activities like whale watching, shopping, and dining. 

Shoppers enjoy Fashion Island, a local mall that features a variety of stores and restaurants. Diet conscious active adults can indulge in fresh produce and goods at Newport Beach’s weekly farmers market.

The city is also home to several fun and engaging festivals which bring the community together. The most popular festivals include the Newport Beach Food and Wine Festival, Lobsterfest, and Newport Beach Jazz Festival.

In addition, Los Angeles is just a drive away for active adults who want to enjoy the big city experience.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The overall cost of living in Newport Beach exceeds state and national averages. This is undoubtedly due to the higher cost of housing in Newport Beach. However, while housing can be more expensive, health care and utility costs in Newport Beach are below the national average.

Sales tax in Newport Beach is slightly above the national average, at 7.75 percent. Income tax in California can range from 1 percent to 13.3 percent, and Social Security is not taxed. However, other forms of retirement income are taxable and California has some of the highest taxes in the country.

Health Care

Residents in Newport Beach 55+ communities are part of the Los Angeles Area which scores high on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 41 communities in the country.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, located in Newport Beach, is ranked as the No. 8 hospital in California by U.S. News. The hospital is nationally ranked in four specialties, and high performing in five specialties and nine procedures and conditions. MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, located in Long Beach, is ranked as the No. 15 hospital in the state. The hospital is rated as high performing in eight specialties and six procedures and conditions.


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The Terraces at Corona Del Mar

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  • 100 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
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  • 1986 - 1988
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