Costa Mesa Real Estate and Lifestyle
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Costa Mesa is a city located in prestigious Orange County, California. Located 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego, Costa Mesa encompasses a total of 16 square miles, with its southernmost border only 1-mile from the Pacific Ocean.
Costa Mesa covers the following Zip codes: 92626, 92627 and 92628 (Zip Code Boundary Map).
The City has a total area of 15.7 square miles, of which 15.7 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles is water.
The single largest center of commercial activity in Costa Mesa is South Coast Plaza, a high-end retail shopping center noted for its architecture and size. The mega shopping center has the highest volume of sales among regional shopping centers in the nation, generating an astronomical one billion dollars annually.
Costa Mesa boasts the Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory Theater, 26 parks, a municipal golf course, 26 public schools and 2 libraries. It is also home to the Orange County Fairgrounds, which hosts one of the largest fairs in California.
Costa Mesa Climate
Costa Mesa gets 11 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 35. On average, there are 274 sunny days per year with July highs around 72 degrees and January lows around 47. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 54 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Costa Mesa Population
The 2012 Costa Mesa population is 109,960. There are 7,025 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 33.7. 36.92% of people in Costa Mesa are married and 11.55% are divorced. The average household size is 2.66 people. 34.29% of people are married with children and 13.66% have children, but are single.
Costa Mesa Real Estate and Housing
If you are looking to buy Real Estate in Costa Mesa or thinking about relocating to Costa Mesa, you will find many residential options to choose from.
Whether you are looking for Costa Mesa luxury estate homes, waterfront properties, single-family homes, townhomes or condos, we are experienced Costa Mesa Realtors® that can help you find the right home that is a perfect fit to your lifestyle, preferences and needs. We offer comprehensive real estate services for buyers and sellers in Eastside Costa Mesa.
Trulia – Costa Mesa real estate market summary – The median age of Costa Mesa real estate is 40 years. Renters make up 57.33% of the population and 5.16% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Costa Mesa Economy
The unemployment rate in Costa Mesa is 8.10%, with job growth of 0.60%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.10%. Costa Mesa tax rate is 7.75%. Income tax is 4.00%. The income per capita is $27,955, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $59,559.
Top employers in Costa Mesa include:
- Experian 3,700
- Coast Community College District Foundation 2,900
- Orange Coast College 2,500
- Coast Community College District 2,500
- Fairview Developmental Center 1,500
- Automobile Club of Southern California 1,200
- First Team Real Estate 1,025
- Pacific Building Care 850
- IBM 750
- FileNet 600
- Hyundai Motor America 1,600
Population by Occupation:
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 17.14%
- Professional and Related Occupations 20.31%
- Service 16.10%
- Sales and Office 29.85%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.27%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 7.38%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 8.95%
Costa Mesa Education and Schools
Costa Mesa is served by the Newport Mesa Unified School District. The city has two high schools: Costa Mesa High and Estancia High School> The city has two public middle schools: Twinkly Middle School and Costa Mesa Middle School which shares the same campus as Costa Mesa High School.
Costa Mesa also has two alternative high schools that share the same campus, Back Bay High School and Monte Vista High School and another.
Institutions of higher learning in Costa Mesa include:
Costa Mesa Hospitals
Costa Mesa Transportation
Costa Mesa is served by several bus lines of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), but most transportation is by car. Two freeways terminate here, State Route 73 and State Route 55 (also known as the Costa Mesa Freeway). The San Diego Freeway, Interstate 405, also runs through the city.
The nearest major airport to Costa Mesa is John Wayne Airport. Long Beach Airport , with domestic flights from Long Beach, California is 24 miles from Costa Mesa. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has international and domestic flights from Los Angeles,and is 43 miles from Costa Mesa.
Costa Mesa California Resource Links
- City of Costa Mesa official website
- City of Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
- City of Costa Mesa official Conference & Visitor Bureau
- Costa Mesa Library Foundation
- Costa Mesa Historical Society
- National University
- California Environmental Protection Agency
- California Online Voter Guide
- California State Website
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Better Business Bureau
- California Online Voter Guide
Your Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Experts
If you are thinking about selling your Costa Mesa property, we have years of experience and extensive training in cutting-edge, online marketing technologies for today’s competitive market. If you are behind on your mortgage and don’t know what to do, we are experts in Costa Mesa short sales.
The first step in the selling process is to provide you with an in-depth comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. We will then create a comprehensive online game plan to get your Costa Mesa real estate in front of as many people as possible and get it sold as quickly as possible!
As an investor, we have several services available in the preparation for the sale of REO’S and Short Sale properties. This includes a variety of professional sub-contractors who can do whatever is needed to prepare the property for sale. Once the property is ready, we can also help you with your specific marketing needs.
We also provide expertise in the home buying process. Give us a call today for a list of Costa Mesa homes for sale that are currently available in your area of interest.
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Please feel free to give us a call at 949.355.9558, or fill out the online contact form, and let us know how we can best serve your real estate needs. We look forward to speaking with you!