Does Anyone Live In Newport Beach, CA?

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  1. Overdrive

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    How's the city, weather, and life like?

    I was planning to visit a lesser-known city in California before it forms into an inland in a few decades. :p

    Also, anyone living around the area can post here as well.
     
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  2. sureshs

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    I used to live in Irvine and Tustin, and work in Newport Beach. Typical Orange County lifestyle with beaches and sunshine. Lots of affluent people there and hence some financial institutions and big home prices. Huge mall in Fashion Island where I once saw Lindsay Davenport (she lives in NB). There is a quaint little island nearby - Balboa Island I think it is, and an annual boat festival in the bay. John Wayne/Santa Ana airport is next door. Laguna Beach is nearby and is a very unique artsy place. I used to play in the Racquet Club of Irvine which has clay courts.

    Basically, it is the affluent part of OC before it becomes Costa Mesa and Anaheim and slowly succumbs to the LA pressure.
     
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    Lindsay Davenport? What was she doing?

    What type of clay courts?

    Hm, when I would arrive there, I was thinking of signing up on some tournaments and hopefully find more racquets that I play with.
     
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    I've never seen the clay courts but I'm pretty sure the racquet club of Irvine has a lot of hard courts too.
     
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  5. sureshs

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    Yes of course. You can check out their web site. They also had a heated swimming pool (Olympic size) and sauna.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    She lives there.

    Har Tru I think.
     
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  7. Overdrive

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    How much is the monthly fee?!
     
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    I used to pay 150 a month

    They had an initiation fee, but it was waived for me.

    Now I play at a facility with no pool, sauna, changing room or restaurant, for 275 a year!
     
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  9. eidolonshinobi

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    Racquet Club of Irvine was an awesome place. My best friend worked there in college and that's where I got to play tennis for the first time. Awesome facility if you can afford it.
     
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    Oh okay, because I was trying to find someone in the area to ship some racquets for me. But there's no one in the area.. :(
     
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    There's no changing room? No thanks! :p
     
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    The restroom is big and we use it as a changing room.

    When I was with RCI, I used to camp out there all day Sunday. Play tennis, swim, use the jacuzzi, and eat at the restaurant bar watching TV.
     
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    Went to school very near there. Great place to visit. If you are planning on living there be aware that NB was the source material for The OC and The Real Housewives of Orange County. You've been warned.
     
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  14. sureshs

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    UCI?.................
     
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  15. LuckyR

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    Zot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  16. sureshs

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    Been to the campus many times.
     
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  17. Overdrive

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    I'm never moving out of state. Honestly, California is one of the Top 5 states that I would never live in. :|
     
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    Eh... I have a house in Newport beach still. A beach front rental now. Used to live there. Cant pay me to live there now. Different life style.
     
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  19. sureshs

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    What lifestyle is better than that?
     
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  20. arche3

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    Too crowded. Not enough buffer.
     
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  21. LuckyR

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    If regular SoCal is not your cup of tea, NB is that... on roids.
     
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    what do you need done?
     
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  23. West Coast Ace

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    He needs to come up the road. South Bay is very nice. At least 40 public courts within a 20 minute drive of my place.
     
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