view North over Turtle Rock Canyon between Turtle Rock Crest on the left and French Hill on the right
view North East, Canyon Park center foreground
view East, Santa Ana Mountains, Irvine Spectrum mid ground center
view South to Shady Canyon, over the hill is Laguna Beach
from a wider view
okay, a little closer...between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach and inland from the coast.
Here's a Google Maps hybrid screen shot, we're at the arrow
below is an aerial view from East to West, our location is on the lower left, UCI is in the center and above is Newport Beach and beyond to Catalina Island
just 2 minutes to the 405 at University Drive and 4 miles to SNA airport (44 to LAX and 55 to UCLA/Westwood), 3 miles to the Spectrum, 5 miles up Newport Coast Drive to Pacific Coast Highway and Crystal Cove, left on PCH and 4 miles south is Laguna Beach, right on PCH and 1/2 mile is Corona Del Mar.
This Flickr photo is taken from a window seat of a jet landing at SNA, our location is on the hill approx four miles beyond the top of the high rise with the white lettering in the center of the photo http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=30869144&size=o
And this is a photo taken from a window seat of a jet taking off from SNA, our location is on the hill to the extreme left of this field of view just below the far ridgeline. The UCI campus occupies the entire distant mid-ground from left to right. That's the 73 Freeway on the right, the 73 Toll Road climbs up the San Joaquin Hills in the right center background with Newport Coast and Spy Glass Hill Newport Beach on the right. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinglibrarian/2635642922/sizes/l/
Here's the link to go live on Google Maps for a satellite view at the intersection of Ridgeline Drive and Turtle Rock Drive 92603
Here is a local teenager's annotated Google screen shot of the neighborhood posted on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunch/8555156/
and here is an extensive photo survey of the entire neighborhood