A community as beautiful as its name, which means “Crown of the Sea” in Spanish, this upscale neighborhood ranges along a bluff at the south end of Newport Beach. It generally consists of land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills perched on the Pacific Ocean. Immediately south of Corona del Mar is Crystal Cove State Park, an expanse of beach accessible by paths winding down a steep hillside. Until the late 1920s, Corona del Mar was a tiny village, reached from the peninsula by small boat at high tide, or by a muddy dirt road. Today, Corona del Mar offers many landmark places to visit, as well as some of the most trendy shops and restaurants and some of Orange County’s most prestigious residential areas. The older area of Corona del Mar consists mostly of closely-spaced, free-standing, detached single family houses of varying architecture, concentrated along Pacific Coast Highway. Newer developments in Harbor View Hills consist of California ranch style houses, many with expansive ocean views. This posh seaside village is conveniently located just 50 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, four miles west of John Wayne Airport and 70 miles north of San Diego.