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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Costa Mesa

Beautfiul Boats... Watersports Sailing...Restaurants...shopping Fashion Island Dining Views Amusements Ocean Beaches

There are mostly fast food restaurants. The are three grocery stores close by. There are three bus routes.

We have a great community. Some of our neighbors are our best friends. My grandparents live here in the same neighborhood as well as my parents and siblings

I love the park nearby and the fact that I can walk to the post office and a couple of stores. I also have good neighbors.

our neighborhood is bordering three cities. We are close to freeways and the mall. We like going on walks and the park.

There is a park near by. There are restaurants walkable in the area. Grocery stores walkable in the area

Who Lives Here

Costa Mesa Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

36%

3 people

24%

4 people

23%

5 people

10%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

10%

200k+

12%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

12%

20-45

42%

45-65

24%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Costa Mesa?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$2162$2575$3398$4115
Jun '24$2170$2595$3415$4115
May '24$2131$2624$3351$3972
Apr '24$2099$2536$3287$3950
Mar '24$2130$2566$3282$3884
Feb '24$2154$2539$3285$3941
Jan '24$2149$2630$3295$4098
Dec '23$2149$2594$3286$3995
Nov '23$2106$2506$3277$3975
Oct '23$2105$2584$3268$4150
Sep '23$2103$2622$3314$4132
Aug '23$2111$2619$3336$4101
Jul '23$2212$2594$3293$3989

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

29%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7373

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 35 of 48 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 39 of 48 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 36 of 48 renters

Percentage: 3636

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 27 of 48 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 28 of 48 renters

Top Scores: Health, Gas, Restaurant

Things To Do In Costa Mesa

Top Score

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Costa Mesa.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 47% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Costa Mesa has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Costa Mesa.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 14% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Costa Mesa is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 38% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 30% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Costa Mesa gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 41% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Costa Mesa has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 28% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Costa Mesa.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 36% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 50% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Costa Mesa's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 62% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Costa Mesa Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 47 of 48 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 46 of 48 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 45 of 48 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 45 of 48 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 48 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 38 of 48 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 38 of 48 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 37 of 48 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 36 of 48 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 33 of 48 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 32 of 48 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 32 of 48 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 31 of 48 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 30 of 48 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 26 of 48 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 25 of 48 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 25 of 48 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 32 of 48 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 33 of 48 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 35 of 48 renters

Costa Mesa Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Costa Mesa

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What You Need to Know

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All About

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.