Lido Isle is often mistakenly referred to as Lido Island. This a lovely community, located in Newport Beach is a man-made island, with nearly 800 homes and almost 1800 residents. Lido is ocated in the middle of Newport Bay, and approximately 25% of Lido Isle’s homes are located on the water. Thie island is accessed via a short bridge.
The residents of Lido Isle takes full advantage of its location on the Newport Bay, which is better known as Newport Harbor. Newport Harbor has one of largest and finest pleasure yachting harbors in the world.
The island residents are all members of the Lido Isle Community Association. The association offers a clubhouse with a private beach on the bay, tennis courts, boat dock, boat storage areas, playgrounds and a snack bar. The beach has a swim float which is a perfect distance for swimming to and then taking a break in the sun. The Lido Isle Yacht Club is the social center of the community and was incorporated in 1928.
In addition to being a lovely place to live year round, Lido Isle also offers a perfect place from which to watch the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
Lido Isle was one of the first master planned communities in California. W.K. Parkinson purchased a sandbar in 1923. It was called Huntington Island at that time, and he spent over $250,000 dredging the surrounding harbor and creating the island. After the dredging was completed, the island was renamed Lido Isle as a tribute to Lido di Venezia. The developers wanted to create a Mediterranean themed resort, most of the homes on the island today still reflects this with their style.
Development of the island was stymied by the Great Depression. By the end of World War II, only 50 homes and been built on the island. The post war boom was a boon which brought many new residents to the island who were happy to build their new homes on lots that averaged 3600 square feet.
Children who reside on Lido Isle generally attend schools in the Newport Mesa Unified School District – Newport Elementary, Horace Ensign Intermediate School, and Newport Harbor High School.
Shopping is available just over the bridge in Lido Village which features several restaurants, small shops, and a Starbucks.
Please see homes currently for sale on Lido Isle on the map below.
Please call Christine Donovan at 714-319-9751 if you would like to sell or buy a home on Lido or have questions about Lido Isle.