Born in Laguna Beach and raised on the East Coast, Jim graduated from Whittier College in 2000, traveled the world for a year and then decided to call Newport Beach his home.
Since his first job after college, at a church's after-school program for kids, Jim has focused his energies on helping people. After he started a successful surf camp to teach kids to reach their goals, he realized he wanted to continue down the path of helping people in the field of real estate. Now he does this by finding families their dream homes.
Jim likes to get to know his clients as people. How else can he find them exactly what they want and need if he doesn’t really know them? He understands that all his clients have busy lives and likes to take care of their real estate needs from the beginning of their searches to the end of their sales. Jim makes excellent use of his inside knowledge of the beach communities of North and South Orange County when advising his clients. His honest, straightforward business practices, as well as his commitment to be accessible at all times, mean you can trust him to be there for you with the information you need when you need it.
For current information on the Newport Beach Real Estate market please contact Jim Knoska today.
Newport Beach, California is a charming little combination of island and peninsula, located jut off the Pacific Coast Highway, and comprising some of the best beaches in Orange County. Spread over roughly forty square miles, about half of the total area of Newport Beach is water. the community sits about fifty miles to the south of the city of Los Angeles and about eighty miles to the north of another major urban center - San Diego. Although it does epitomize the super cool, super sophisticated Orange County lifestyle, Newport Beach has, over time, acquired a unique coastal character which is a combination of the best of all the various southern California seaside lifestyles.
Strangely though, in spite of all that it has to offer, Newport Beach is one of the lesser known destinations for both the tourists as well as the residents of the general area. What this means for the visitor and the resident of this charming community is that it is far less crowded and commercialized that one would expect. this makes Newport Beach a quiet, charmingly relaxed place where you are a lot more likely to hear birdcalls and the wind, than the din of sirens and automobiles. Add to this the year round mild climate, one of the biggest pleasure boat harbors worldwide, and fabulous beaches and myriad water activities, and it is hardly surprising that Newport Beach is the perfect holiday haven.
And that, by no means, is all that the community of Newport Beach has to offer. Landscapes of breathtaking natural beauty combine with modern conveniences such as great shopping, fabulous restaurants and a number of world class hotels making it a popular destination for the perfect seaside vacation. The community is also a wonderful place to live in, work, and relax. Shopping opportunities in Newport Beach range from the Mediterranean-style Fashion Island walkways to the quaint boutiques in its various villages, while numerous neighborhood centers offer family-run stores and businesses, catering to residents. Dining options range from are many and varied, offering cuisines from across the world as well as down home goodness of all American menus. Two major five star hotels and a range of more affordable hotels for those on a budget are augmented by rentals of beach cottages, all within about fifteen minutes to Disneyland!
Things to do in Newport Beach are as varied as anyone could wish for. Take a day trip on the Harbor Cruise, reveling in the sunshine, and floating gently past waterfront homes. The Balboa Beach, ranked among the top ten American urban beaches by Surfrider Magazine offers everything from bodysurfing to sandy stretches under cliffs. check out the Back Bay, which sprawls over 800 acres and houses an ecological reserve that is home to some 200 species of local and migratory birds. The community offers year round golfing at three well planned public courses and two spectacular private courses. And the Newport Harbor is a great place to spend the day on the water, with recreational as well as commercial rentals of your preferred sizes. The beaches, needless to say, are amazing, and offer a range of fun water activities from cruises to Whale watching, sport fishing round the year, and even gondola cruises.