Living Here- Harbor Cove




Harbor Cove Entrance

Introduction to the Enclave:


Harbor Cove is a beautiful guard-gated neighborhood that consists of 149 single family homes in a community that sits atop the Back Bay. It breeds an active lifestyle of walking and riding bikes.

Bordered By: Jamboree Road to the south and the Upper Newport Bay to the north. Located across the street from Fashion Island and the Newport Beach Country Club.

Views: The views span all the way to Catalina Island and the San Gabriel mountains.

Homes: 149 homes were built in 1996 by Standard Pacific. There are two different style homes. The Promenades and the Palisades. The Promenade homes range from 2,455 to 2725 square feet. The Palisades range from 2,775 to 3,335 square feet. The architecture of the homes are Tuscan Style & Santa Barbara.


Harbor Cove pillar sign

History of the Area: Harbor Cove has evolved as a wonderful community. There are 149 homes sitting atop the Bluff overlooking the Back Bay with breathtaking views of Catalina. Harbor Cove has a wonderful mix of empty nesters, families with children that were raised here and new owners that are starting families.

Community Features/Amenities/Special Events: Harbor Cove is a small unique community. Residents have access to resort-like amenities including a swimming pool, spa, showers, barbecues and restrooms. It offers endless walking trails around the Back Bay. Located across from Fashion Island and Newport Beach Country Club, it is within walking distance to Balboa Island and Newport Dunes. It offers an amazing convenient location to various activities. Students attend Lincoln Elementary and Corona del Mar High and Middle Schools.

Why You Love Living Here: Arguably, it is one of the best locations where you can reside in Newport Beach. It is incredibly beautiful and feels like you are always on vacation. It is situated above the Back Bay and the views are amazing. We walk our dogs on the path and enjoy the open feeling and the wildlife in the natural reserve.

Current Market Activity:

There are four active listings. They are all two-story five bedroom homes with the number of baths ranging from 3 to 5 and have three-car garages. Square footage ranges from a 2,992 sq.ft. home that was built in 1997 and lists for $1,500,000 to a 3,335 sq.ft. residence that was built in 1996 and is listing for $1,938,000. The lowest listed home is a five bedroom, 4 bath home with a three-car garage that measures 3,300 square feet and was built in 1997. It’s listing price is $1,353,000. The ave. price per sq.ft. of the current listings is $494.33.

There is one pending sale. It is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath with a two-car garage. It measures 2,450 sq.ft. and was built in 1997. The listing price is $995,000.

Six properties recently sold from January through June 2011. The lowest priced home was a four bedroom, three bath with a two-car garage, measuring 2,725 sq.ft. and built in 1997. It sold for $1,125,000 in June 2011 with a price per sq.ft. of$412.84. The highest price home was a five bedroom, four bath with a three-car garage, measuring 3,360 sq.ft. and built in 1996. It sold for $1,700,000 in May 2011 with a price per sq.ft. of $505.95.


Information provided by Brian Thomas, agent with Surterre Properties. Reach him directly at 949.717.7100 or on his cell at 949.422.6409. His email is