Newport Coast is, perhaps, the most famous residential community on the Orange County coast. First master planned and developed in the 1990s, the wonderfully varied and luxurious neighborhoods of Newport Coast are inspired by the European Riviera, with residences ranging from casually elegant production homes to custom estate masterpieces. Especially noteworthy are "The Pelicans," a group of ultra-luxe gated custom home enclaves encompassing Pelican Ridge, Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, and Pelican Point. Most of these magnificent properties feature panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the coastline and the Harbor, as well as of the world-renowned Resort at Pelican Hill and the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Newport Coast also spans the famed Crystal Cove community, where upscale production, semi-custom, and custom homes enjoy breathtaking vistas of ocean, coastline and sky. In addition to boasting some of the California Rivieras finest properties, Newport Coast also is home to award-winning public and private schools, and exclusive boutiques, restaurants.