Located in Orange County California, Costa Mesa is wonderful, family oriented community. Costa Mesa is surrounded by the beach front community Newport Beach, the city of Irvine and Huntington Beach. Costa Mesa is approximately 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. At its southern most border, Costa Mesa is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean. The city is 16 square miles, in size. The city was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of 110,000. Costa Mesa was originally a semi-rural farming town. Presently, Costa Mesa is known as “The City of the Arts.” The regional symphony orchestra, the South Coast Repertory Theater, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater are located in Costa Mesa. The Orange County Fairgrounds provides year round entertainment and activities for the residents of Costa Mesa.
Costa Mesa is comprised of five different sections: Mesa Verde, Central Costa Mesa, Southwest Costa Mesa, South Coast Metro and Eastside Costa Mesa. Prices range from 250,000 dollars to 1.5 million dollars. Prices vary on type of home, condo, location, views, lot size and neighborhood amenities. Views from Costa Mesa homes include the Back Bay, bluffs and surrounding mountains. Among the many neighborhoods in Costa Mesa are Alta Vista, Belle Fleure, Award Homes, California Seabreeze and Carriage Estates. The Franco Team of realtors are experts in the Costa Mesa real estate market and will provide the information you need to know to make an informed decision.
Costa Mesa is a family oriented area and this shows in its 28 community parks. Among the many neighborhood parks, Fairview Park is one of the largest. Fairview Park is a wildlife and nature preserve. The park also hosts a summer concert series and summer time festivals. The Costa Mesa Tennis Center offers tournaments, lessons and clubs. There are miles of trails for residents to enjoy biking, walking, jogging or horseback riding.
Students attend the award winning Newport-Mesa Unified School District. There are 22 elementary schools. There are two public middle schools; Tewinkle Middle School and Costa Mesa Middle School, which shares a campus with Costa Mesa High School. Costa Mesa has two regular public high schools; Costa Mesa High School and Estanica High School. Two alternative high schools share one campus in Costa Mesa; Back Bay High School and Monte Vista High School. A third alternative high school has its own campus; Coastline Early College High School. Costa Mesa is home to 23 private schools serving 3600 students. These schools include but are not limited to Christ Lutheran School, Grace Education, John Bunyan Academy, Kline School and Page Private School. There are many colleges located in Costa Mesa, as well. Costa Mesa is home to Orange Coast College, Coastline Community College, Vanguard University, National University and Whittier Law School.