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Living In Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa is centrally located in Orange County, minutes from the ocean and 35 miles south of Los Angeles. If you're employed with the city's many retail, commerce or manufacturing industries, multiple Costa Mesa apartments are available within easy reach to these businesses, as well as the city's thriving arts scene.

Known as the Standing Ovation Capital of Orange County, Costa Mesa is home to one of the most active performing and visual arts centers in the nation. Search for Costa Mesa apartments in the Orange County Theatre and Arts District to be near the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory.

When you're not at the latest performance or art exhibit, Costa Mesa has plenty of fairs and festivals for you to attend. The annual Southern California Spring and Garden Show allows guests to experience competition gardens, more than 75 vendors, seminars and children's activities. The Classic Jazz Festival has almost two dozen bands in the annual lineup. The grandfather of all Costa Mesa festivals is the Orange County Fair, one of the largest in California. More than one million people visit the fair and participate in exhibits, food, headline concerts, thrill rides, a petting zoo, contests and games. If you can see the Orange County Fair from your apartment in Costa Mesa, you'll definitely want to get a closer look.

Got food on the brain? The Summer Food and Wine Festival features live music, food from more than 25 restaurants, wineries and breweries. The annual Food, Wine and Microbrew Fest showcases Orange County restaurants, regional vineyards and microbreweries, as well as live music, raffles and prizes. It might be a good idea to walk home to your apartment after this Costa Mesa festival.

For more culinary delights, try Marche Moderne, a luxurious restaurant serving up French bistro favorites such as steak frites, bouillabaisse, and foie gras, as well as Italian delights such as braised short ribs with gnocchi. The ultra-swanky Mastro's Steakhouse is the perfect place to take a date, with bone-in filet mignon and lobster mashed potatoes. For more affordable eats, stop by Anjin for the Japanese barbecue or the Costa Mesa Omelette Parlor for never-ending coffee and a great selection of omelettes. If you find a Costa Mesa apartment near any of these places, you'll never go hungry.

Costa Mesa is close to championship golf courses, museums and internationally acclaimed shopping at the South Coast Plaza, a virtual visit to 17 countries' merchandise offerings. No matter what your preference, ApartmentGuide.com can help you find apartments around Costa Mesa near anything the city has to offer.

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