Santa Ana Heights is a neighborhood in Orange County that was named after the small foothills it is located on. The eastern part of this community is within the Newport Beach city limits, and the entire area is surrounded by Costa Mesa and the John Wayne Airport.
Santa Ana Heights offers more modest homes than many areas because it was zoned for moderate income families. There are a variety of housing properties here and this is mostly a residential area. Homes vary in price depending on the size and location; those on the bluff have higher prices because of the view. There has been some debate over the annexation between Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.
Santa Ana Heights is served by The Newport Mesa Unified School District which provides award winning schools like Mariners Elementary School, Horace Ensign Intermediate School, and Newport Harbor High School. There are also several private schools in Newport Beach with facilities like Harbor Day School, Carden Hall, Sage Hill, St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool, and Newport Christian School
Located in the Upper Newport Bay area, this neighborhood is next to the Upper Back Bay which is known for its natural habitat and exotic birds. The ecological reserve is attractive to many species of birds because of its mudflats, salt marshes, and marine habitats.
Santa Ana Heights is also close to the 73 freeway with easy access to modern conveniences, restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Residents like to visit Fashion Island with its open-air shopping and upscale stores. The Newport Shopping Center has shops and services like Happy Nails & Spa, Living Fitness, Ocean Hills Dentistry, Ridge Cleaners, and Wells Fargo Bank.
The coastal city of Newport Beach has many water activities like fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, and canoeing. Top employers in this region include Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, PIMCO, Glidewell Dental, Pacific Life, the local school district, and the City of Newport Beach.
2985 Bear Street, Building A, Building ACosta Mesa, CA 92626-4300
200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050
1001 Presidio Square, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
102 Baker Street East, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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