The City of the Arts

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is the perfect city to live the Southern California Lifestyle. Just a short drive of about a mile to the beach the City of Costa Mesa is home to the world-renowned Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory theater, the South Coast Plaza, and numerous surf and skate headquarters including Vans, Hurley International, RVCA, Ripcurl, and Volcom. Encompassing Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza is one of the largest malls in the United States. Comprised of two-hundred and fifty boutiques as well as thirty restaurants lovers of shopping and dining can enjoy it all.

As one of the most creative communities in Southern California, Costa Mesa was named the best small town for restaurants west of the Mississippi by USA today. The creativity fostered here has given rise to modern retail developments such as The Lab, The Camp, the SoCo collection. All of these retail centers place a focus on being environmentally conscious and question the validity of a typical mall; The Lab going as far as labeling themselves the “Anti-Mall.”

Incorporated in 1953, Costa Mesa is comprised of about sixteen square miles and is home to a population of about 110,000 people. The city operates as a general law town with a city-manager run government that employs around four-hundred and fifty full-time employees. As a city with a booming economy the government brings in about $100 million in taxes every year.

Costa Mesa places a focus on education by encompassing twenty public schools and four colleges. Schools in Costa Mesa are part of the Newport Mesa Unified School District which excels at educating their students at all thirty-two schools by spending about $11,402 on every student per year. Home to Orange Coast College, Coastline Community College, Vanguard University, and Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa encourages all students to gain a higher education and gives them to tools they need in order to do so.

Owning a home in Costa Mesa allows residents to enjoy all of the great qualities of living in Southern California from gorgeous weather year round to countless opportunities for careers, education, and fun activities. With a median home value of about $590,000 there are beautiful houses for a lot of price ranges.

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