Costa Mesa Homes for SaleCosta Mesa, California, is located in Orange County. The city is located just one mile from the Pacific Ocean and covers 16 square miles. It has a population of about 110,000, evolving from and early farming community of 15,000. The city is known for its eclectic dining scene and was recently named by Rand/McNally and USA Today as the best small town for restaurants west of the Mississippi River. Costa Mesa is bordered to the east by John Wayne Airport and Newport Back Bay Estuary, to the north by Santa Ana, and to the south by Newport Mesa and Newport Beach.
Costa Mesa Homes for Sale and Real EstateMost of the housing available in Costa Mesa was built relatively recently as a result of a strong local economy that has attracted new residents. While housing prices in Costa Mesa are relatively high, they are somewhat low compared to other affluent communities in California. The city offers a wide variety of single family homes and luxury condos, especially around the South Coast Plaza area, a high end retail shopping destination. More traditional California ranch style homes can be found on the east side of the city.
Costa Mesa NeighborhoodsCosta Mesa is divided into many neighborhoods, each of which varies in style from a simply village atmosphere to a luxury planned community. Neighborhoods include:
Costa Mesa Economy and Employment OpportunitiesThe local economy in Costa Mesa is dependent upon retail and services. South Coast Plaza is a luxury shopping center that is the center of commercial activity in town. It has among the highest volume of sales of regional shopping centers in the country, generating more than one billion dollars a year. In addition to retail, there is industrial manufacturing in the city which is home to some electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics firms. The top employers in Costa Mesa are:
Costa Mesa AttractionsCosta Mesa offers residents and visitors many recreational and cultural activities, seasonal and special events and local points of interest including:
Costa Mesa Transportation and CommutingCosta Mesa can be accessed by SR 73 and SR 55 (the Costa Mesa Freeway). I-405 also runs through the city. Bus service is provided by Orange County Transportation Authority. The city provides bike lanes on most major streets, making this an excellent way to get around town. The nearest airport is John Wayne Airport.
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