Many people who live in Newport Beach, California are not aware of the charming community of Cherry Lake. It is situated in a hidden area off Irvine Avenue, and is compared to a miniature Lake Tahoe. This lake is spring fed and decorated with lily pads adding to the allure of this private and peaceful location.
Cherry Lake has 19 unique homes and is bordered by Lake Park Lane, Heather Lane, and 23rd Street. It’s located in the Upper Newport Bay area of Orange County and is Newport Beach’s only lakeside neighborhood. The Home Owners Association takes care of the lake and residents have access to a movable dock. You won’t find any motor boats here but the lake does allow peddle boats, paddle boats, kayaking, row boating, and canoeing. Cherry Lake is home to heron, egrets, osprey, and paddling ducks. And historically, it was used by Native Americans who came here for fresh water.
The Newport Mesa Unified School District provides facilities like highly ranked Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Corona Del Mar High School, and Mariners Elementary. Parents can also choose one of several private schools like Our Lady Queen of Angels, Carden Hall, Sage Hill, St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool, and Newport Christian School. UC Irvine is also in close proximity as is the renowned Hoag Hospital.
Cherry Lake is centrally situated and is close to the 55 Newport Freeway, 73 San Joaquin Transportation Corridor, the I-5 freeway, and the Pacific Coast Highway. There are daily services, stores, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment all within minutes. The Fashion Island Mall offers stores such as Bloomingdale’s and Brooks Brothers. The Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa is only 20 minutes away. Newport Beach offers many water activities like fishing, swimming, beach combing, parasailing, Ski Doo riding, and whale watching. You will find excellent seafood dining here as well as eclectic boutiques.
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
* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org