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Costa Mesa Real Estate Analysis

About Costa Mesa

costamesa2Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing.

History

Members of the Gabrieleño/Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Father Junípero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area’s first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain.

In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km2) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba’s great rancho included the lands where the communities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today.

After the Mexican-American war, California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this area and formed the town of Fairview in the 1880s near the modern intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue. An 1889 flood wiped out the railroad serving the community, however, and it shriveled.

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To the south, meanwhile, the community of Harper had arisen on a siding of the Santa Ana and Newport Railroad, named after a local rancher. This town prospered on its agricultural goods. On May 11, 1920, Harper changed its name to Costa Mesa, which literally means “coast table(land)” in Spanish. This is a reference to the city’s geography as being a plateau by the coast.

Costa Mesa surged in population during and after World War II, as many thousands trained at Santa Ana Army Air Base and returned after the war with their families. Within three decades of incorporation, the city’s population had nearly quintupled.

Commerce and Culture

Costa Mesa’s local economy relies heavily on retail and services. The single largest center of commercial activity is South Coast Plaza, a shopping center noted for its architecture and size. The volume of sales generated by South Coast Plaza, on the strength of 322 stores, places it among the highest volume regional shopping centers in the nation. It generates more than one billion dollars per year. Some manufacturing activity also takes place in the city, mostly in the industrial, southwestern quarter, which is home to a number of electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics firms. Business services company Experian is the largest employer in the city and has their North American Headquarters in Costa Mesa.

The commercial district surrounding South Coast Plaza, which contains parts of northern Costa Mesa and southern Santa Ana, is sometimes called South Coast Metro.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory Theater are based in the city. A local newspaper, the Daily Pilot, is owned, costa mesa mapoperated, and printed by the Los Angeles Times. Ceradyne, El Pollo Loco, Emulex, Hurley, RVCA, Toyota Racing Development, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Volcom are among the businesses headquartered in Costa Mesa.

Costa Mesa offers 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, the Orange County Fair, each July. The Fair receives more than one million visitors each year. Adjacent to the Fairgrounds is the Pacific Amphitheatre, which has hosted acts such as Madonna, Bill Cosby, Jessica Simpson, Steppenwolf, Kelly Clarkson and many more.

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Costa Mesa Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Costa Mesa

2676 Orange Avenue, Unit C Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2676 Orange Avenue, Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20226533)
3 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $899,995
2676 Orange Avenue, Unit C Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2676 Orange Avenue, Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20226533)
3 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $899,995
201 La Costa Court Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 201 La Costa Court, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20225987)
4 beds 3 baths 2,357 sqft $1,325,000
344 Joann Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 344 Joann Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # MB20225473)
4 beds 3 baths 2,257 sqft $1,334,000
337 Magnolia Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 337 Magnolia Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20225293)
4 beds 2 baths 1,260 sqft $1,449,000
2569 Orange Avenue, Unit G Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2569 Orange Avenue, Unit G, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # PW20224929)
2 beds 2 baths 1,196 sqft $680,000
755 Joann Street, Unit D Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 755 Joann Street, Unit D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # IG20221445)
3 beds 2 baths 1,618 sqft $635,000
3432 Pinebrook, Unit 84 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 3432 Pinebrook, Unit 84, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # OC20224771)
3 beds 2 baths 1,431 sqft $499,000
208 Magnolia Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 208 Magnolia Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20220833)
4 beds 3 baths 2,800 sqft $1,975,000
2191 Miner Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2191 Miner Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # LG20224513)
3 beds 3 baths 2,024 sqft $905,900
893 Peace Place Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 893 Peace Place, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # OC20224441)
4 beds 3 baths 2,322 sqft $969,000
603 N San Michel Dr, Unit C Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 603 N San Michel Dr, Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20223487)
3 beds 3 baths 1,465 sqft $699,995
2184 Canyon Drive, Unit D Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2184 Canyon Drive, Unit D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20220478)
2 beds 2 baths 1,085 sqft $599,000
2550 Elden Avenue, Unit D Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2550 Elden Avenue, Unit D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20223268)
2 beds 2 baths 960 sqft $629,000
3221 New York Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 3221 New York Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # PW20210380)
3 beds 2 baths 1,356 sqft $799,900

Sold Listings in Costa Mesa

3281 Colorado Lane Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 3281 Colorado Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # PW20222445)
3 beds 2 baths 1,592 sqft $850,000
221 Tulane Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 221 Tulane Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # OC20220907)
4 beds 2 baths 1,545 sqft $1,160,000
3368 Corte Levanto Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 3368 Corte Levanto, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # NP20206869)
3 beds 3 baths 2,330 sqft $995,000
1656 Pomona Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 1656 Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20205227)
3 beds 4 baths 2,093 sqft $1,100,000
794 Wonder Lane Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 794 Wonder Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20199496)
3 beds 4 baths 1,724 sqft $810,000
302 Turtle Bay Lane Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 302 Turtle Bay Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20199066)
3 beds 3 baths 1,649 sqft $890,000
3420 Summerset Circle Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 3420 Summerset Circle, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # NP20139652)
3 beds 2 baths 1,755 sqft $899,000
795 Grayling Bay Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 795 Grayling Bay, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # PW20193360)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $530,000
411 Cabrillo Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 411 Cabrillo, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20192897)
3 beds 3 baths 1,867 sqft $2,137,500
2332 Bunker Hill Way Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 2332 Bunker Hill Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # OC20187968)
3 beds 2 baths 1,320 sqft $608,000
2033 Lemnos Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Photo of 2033 Lemnos Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # PW20189652)
4 beds 2 baths 2,259 sqft $1,050,000
2652 Santa Ana Avenue, Unit C Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2652 Santa Ana Avenue, Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20188972)
3 beds 3 baths 1,355 sqft $680,000
2115 Harper Way Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2115 Harper Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20186253)
3 beds 3 baths 1,871 sqft $895,000
2182 Rural Lane Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2182 Rural Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # NP20184248)
3 beds 2 baths 1,442 sqft $1,165,000
2335 Elden Avenue, Unit C Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Photo of 2335 Elden Avenue, Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # OC20179241)
3 beds 4 baths 1,327 sqft $737,000

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Costa Mesa School Data

Costa Mesa School Districts

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
PK-12
http://www.nmusd.us
Orange County Department Of Education
K-12
http://www.ocde.us
Coastline Rop
9-12
Coastline Rop Jpa
n/a
Sbe – Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana
6-12
http://www.magnoliapublicschools.org

Costa Mesa Schools

Occs:chep/PCHS School
K-12, public
http://www.ocde.us
Adams Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Back Bay High School
9-12, public
http://www.nmusd.us
California Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
College Park Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Costa Mesa High School
7-12, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Maude B. Davis Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Estancia High School
9-12, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Heinz Kaiser Elementary School
3-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Woodland Elementary School
PK-2, public
http://woodland.nmusd.us/
Killybrooke Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Paularino Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Pomona Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Everett A. Rea Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Sonora Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Charles W. Tewinkle Middle School
7-8, public
http://tewinkle.schoolloop.com
Victoria Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Whittier Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
Wilson Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.nmusd.us
St. John The Baptist Elementary School
K-8, private
http://www.sjbschool.net
St. Joachim
K-8, private
Prince of Peace Lutheran School
PK-6, private
http://www.popcostamesa.com
Christ Lutheran School
PK-8, private
http://www.christcm.com
Montessori Harbor Mesa Elementary School
K-6, private
Page Private School
PK-8, private
http://www.pageschool.com/new/index.php?tgt=campus&loc=hp
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