San Joaquin Hills is a neighborhood in Newport Beach, CA with a population of 6,527. San Joaquin Hills is one of the best places to live in California as it has low crime rates and strong schools. Living in San Joaquin Hills gives people a suburban vibe with residential-style homes. Many residents own their homes and can enjoy a whole slew of local restaurants, cafés, parks, etc. Public schools for kids rank highly when compared to the rest of Orange County and the city is known to be fairly conservative.
San Joaquin Hills are a low mountain range in coastal Orange County that run northwest to southeast. The hills span from the southwest edge of the Los Angeles Basin in Newport Beach to San Juan Capistrano. The hills are heavily forested and home to a number of endangered species, including the San Joaquin kit fox. The name “San Joaquin” is Spanish for Saint Joseph, who was at one time associated with cattle ranching in California. A large portion of this ridge forms Upper Newport Bay Regional Park; other portions have been used or are planned for use as school campuses, vineyards, or housing developments.