A community located along the coast, making up the land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills, the village of Corona del Mar, California, lies in coastal Orange County. The town's name is Spanish for "Crown of the Sea," and is rather affluent, with a median household income of more than $100,000 a year. It is a distinct village within the city of Newport Beach.
Corona del Mar is 50 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, just a few miles west of John Wayne Airport and 70 miles north of San Diego. It has no locally run government, and instead receives municipal services from Newport Beach, whose city council it has a representative on. It does have its own ZIP code however, and its own Chamber of Commerce. Toe town was settled in the early 20th century.
The oceanside town is near to beaches like Corona del Mar State Beach, a half-mile long beach that forms the entrance of Newport Harbor, and Crystal Cove State Park. It is home to the Sherman Library and Gardens, a more than two-acre nature retreat with gardens, conservatories, flowers, fountains and patios. Its library specializes in researching the Pacific Southwest.
Annual events celebrated by Corona del Mar residents include a Christmas Walk, the Corona del Mar Scenic 5K in June, the Annual Sandcastle Contest in September and the Annual Coastline Car Classic, also in September. The town also hosts farmers markets regularly. McKibben Studios is a notable art gallery with surf- and island-themed art. The Newport Beach Public Library operates a Corona Del Mar branch. Children living here attend schools in the Newport Mesa Unified School District, and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is the hospital serving most residents.
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