Neighborhood Knowledge: Natalie Raney & Lindsay Bibb
As the top real estate team in Big Canyon, Natalie Raney and Lindsay Bibb are experts in this exclusive golf course community. Natalie has lived in Big Canyon for 18 years, and Lindsay grew up in the neighborhood and still frequently visits, as her Mom still lives there. We asked them to share some of their favorite local spots and what makes this Newport Beach neighborhood so special.
What are some favorite activities of Big Canyon residents?
Since Big Canyon is surrounded by a world class golf course, it makes for wonderful vistas while walking or running around the neighborhood. For those with families or looking to walk their pets, there are two large parks with grass areas, sand volleyball courts, and tot lots. Many residents are also members of Big Canyon Country Club. Members enjoy an 18-hole private golf course, two restaurants, an Olympic size pool, amazing fitness center, spa, and tennis courts. There are also fantastic social events, like holiday parties, a Mother’s Day brunch and other activities that the club organizes.
Do you have a favorite local restaurant that you can share?
There are so many wonderful restaurants at Fashion Island, which is within walking distance of Big Canyon. Some of our favorites are Canaletto, Fig and Olive, True Food Kitchen, R+D, and Flemings.
What is the best part of living in Big Canyon?
One of the best parts about living in Big Canyon is your proximity to everything. You are a two minute drive from several fine grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, and every convenience imaginable, from drug stores to dry cleaners and more. Another fabulous aspect of living in Big Canyon is the large lots and open space, which is beautifully landscaped with mature pine and eucalyptus trees. This provides for a feeling of privacy and openness that is hard to find in Newport Beach.
What else special about Big Canyon?
People mention when they drive through the gates it feels like it’s a world of its own. Somehow the daily stresses seem to slowly disappear driving through the peaceful and serene neighborhood full of greenery and winding thru mature tree-lined streets. You don’t get this feeling in the newer developments. The estate-like properties are timeless and the neighborhood has an overall feeling of serenity.