Welcome to Costa Mesa
Oasis of commerce and cultural arts
Perched on a coastal plateau overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 37 miles Southeast of Los Angeles, Costa Mesa is revered for its shopping destinations, diverse culinary scene, and internationally acclaimed performing arts district. Serving up great parks with extensive trails and lush greenery, eclectic attractions, and highly rated schools, Costa Mesa is a ticket to an enviable lifestyle. Excellent access to the beach, year-round sunny weather, incredible golf facilities, and stellar nightlife make Costa Mesa a hotspot for the quintessential SoCal Lifestyle. Locals are drawn to the neighborhood for its terrific accessibility, proximity to the ocean, and wonderful family-friendly activities.
Explore this city’s streets for luxury homes that epitomize Southern Californian living. Diverse structures of stylish architectural facades, ranging from Mid-century modern, single-family homes to charming Cape Cod townhouses, lavishly furnished condos, and exquisitely designed turnkey bungalows line the streets. Real estate prices reflect the appreciating value of property here, and there’s always a perfect style to fit every homebuyer’s taste.
What to Love
- Fantastic SoCal sunshine
- Happening entertainment scene
- Fabulous community amenities
- Close to endless surf and sandy beaches
- Short trip to nearby cities and towns
Hip and upcoming, present-day Costa Mesa has seen a glow-up from its semi-rural farming history. Balancing bucolic charm with optimum convenience, it cradles the South Coast Plaza — a destination renowned for offering the highest concentration of luxury brands in the United States.
With proximity to the beach and great outdoor recreation, everything you need is only a walk or short drive from home. Residents tend to be a mix of retirees and young families, friendly enough to constantly greet each other with happy smiles.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
South Coast Plaza is the leading international shopping and dining destination on the West Coast. Tucked near beaches, vibrant SoCal entertainment, and many wonderful attractions, this retail hub is renowned for its extraordinary collection of 250 luxury and contemporary boutiques, 30 fine restaurants, and an overall charming atmosphere.
Dive into Trenta Pizza & Cucina for tasty tiramisu, chicken parmesan, and pizza with your choice toppings. Take your partner out for a date night at La Cave, and order from an exquisite menu featuring everything from chocolate cake to baked potatoes, filet mignon, and shrimp scampi.
At Olea, you can order a simple wagyu burger and pair it with a refreshing cocktail, or go for a home-style Mexican brunch at Playa Mesa Newport.
Things to Do
The city of Costa Mesa hosts remarkable free Concerts in the Park every year, serenading residents with beautiful live music and amazing bands while offering attendees overflowing choices from gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and loads of kids’ activities.
Join the exuberant crowds for the summer season's Orange County Fair. Prepare to race and enjoy the beautiful oceanfront views of the city in the annual OC Marathon.
Sip wine and dance to great music or partake in the thrilling carnival rides of Costa Mesa's famous Fish Fry, where there is sometimes a Baby Contest, which is the most popular with parents and grandparents.
Costa Mesa is served by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, renowned for its prestigious institutions and innovative and engaging curriculum. A few of the neighborhood's coveted academic institutions include: