Lido Isle Properties
Living the Lido Lifestyle
Drive past the iconic Lido Theatre and across the bridge to Lido Isle. You won’t be disappointed. The 2 mile private island enclave features some of the most beautiful homes, views and community amenities in Newport Beach. Located in the Southwest portion of Newport Harbor, Lido is easily accessible from Pacific Coast Highway via Newport Boulevard and Via Lido.
A Brief History
The Pacific Electric Railway Company completed its famous “Red Line Car” from Los Angeles through Long Beach to Balboa in 1906. What is now Lido Isle was a sand bar known as Pacific Electric Island and was sold off as surplus right-of-way land in 1923 to W.K. Parkinson for the development of commercial wharfs and shipyards.
There are approximately 865 homes on Lido Isle, approximately 250 on the bay front and 615 on the interior of the island.
The island is home to a number of different styles from contemporary to traditional. Although there is no required architectural motif, the original theme of the island was intended to be Mediterranean in style.
There are numerous community activities and groups for all ages, including the Lido Isle Tennis Club, the Lido Isle Women’s Club and the Lido Isle Yacht Club.
Real estate professional Marilyn Read can’t hide her prejudice: there’s no denying that the longtime Lido Isle resident finds her community to be amongst the most desirable in Southern California. “It’s so beautiful, and I know the island backwards and forward,” she smiles. A former educator who appreciates the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, she’s made it her mission to represent Lido Isle’s real estate with knowledge and exceptional customer care, and to work with clients in home and sale purchases throughout the surrounding communities.
An extensive background in project management and sales at consumer icon Procter & Gamble helped to cement the skills Diane needed to succeed in today’s Real Estate market – leadership, negotiation, time management and client management. Her real estate career began in 2006 at Coldwell Banker where she has gained exceptional industry knowledge while creating an invaluable network of relationships and resources.
I feel it is very important and necessary to describe the remarkable skill and professionalism that Marilyn Read exhibited during the purchase of our recent home. She has assisted us in several real estate transactions over the years and each time made the process effortless and stress free.
In addition to her extensive knowledge and experience she is so personable and pleasant that it is a great thing to be able to call her a friend as well.
Because of Marilyn’s reputation as a top notch realtor and her proven history of performance, we chose to list our Lido home with her. Marilyn’s diligent effort in exposing our home to the marketplace resulted in a timely sale. She then assisted us in purchasing our next home in a wonderful Newport Beach golf community, our dream realized.
Marilyn is a true professional, and a no-nonsense, get the job done type of individual. I would definitely recommend her to family, neighbors and friends. There is no one better to sell your home.
It has been almost 15 years since Marilyn found us a great home on Lido, now she successfully found new owners for the property and has seen the sale through for us. Marilyn has showed us the utmost in professionalism and the transaction went off without a hitch. When we asked for advice in preparing the house for showings, she was very helpful. A few months later she called with potential buyers, and we were ready for their visit. The house was sold to the first couple to see it! Her knowledge of the market and contacts in the community certainly helped that happen.