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Costa Mesa, California

urban • westCoast, USA

Costa Mesa at night; the city is home to the two largest skyscrapers in Orange County.
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About Costa Mesa

Situated in the idylic Orange County of southern, sunny California, Costa Mesa, the “City of Arts”, is the perfect place to work, live, eat, play – and just about anything else you can dream up. The diverse city has rapidly grown from a semi-rural farming community to an urban area. Costa Mesa is located 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 87 miles northwest of San Diego and caters to millions of visitors the OC welcomes annually. It’s no surprise that Costa Mesa’s economy relies heavily on retail and services as well as some manufacturing – primarily electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics firms. When you’re ready to relax after a day’s work, enjoy broadway productions and concerts, experience designer shopping, bike or run on the ample manicured trails, hit the waves for a surf sesh, and wine and dine at award-winning local hotspots and hidden gems throughout the city. Just minutes from top-rated beaches and a short drive to major Southern California attractions (Disneyland, anyone?!), Costa Mesa has it all.



Internet Speed Rating

2000 Mbps

Closest Airport

John Wayne Airport (JWA) • 5 mi

Weather (High/Low)

87 / 41

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



Costa Mesa has been home to the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers’ (nicknamed the “Bolts”) training center, training camp, and cooperate headquarters since 2017.
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