Costa Mesa, CA Homes For Sale
The highly-desirable Costa Mesa community of Orange County is a diverse and culturally rich city that strikes a great balance between residential living and commerce. The appealing Costa Mesa real estate market contains ocean-close properties that range from stunning estates to comfortable bungalows to intimate condos. The city has a broad and diverse population base of residents including, business professionals, families, and retirees, all calling the relaxing Costa Mesa neighborhoods their home. The city is just over 15 square miles, and the southern-most properties are just one mile from the Pacific Ocean. The city incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 113,000 people. With five different and unique living districts including; West Side Mesa, South Coast Metro, Mesa Verde, East Side Mesa, and the Central Area - Costa Mesa is far-removed from its origins and roots as a semi-rural farming community. Costa Mesa is a flourishing and beloved city located east of Newport Beach. The classy Costa Mesa residences are found in an ideal location where a person a take advantage of inland living while at the same time being just a "stones-throw" from the most picturesque beaches in Southern California.
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Many parks, open green areas and country clubs are located across Costa Mesa; The Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana Golf Courses, Talbert Regional Park, and Fairview Park (which hosts numerous summertime festivals and a summer concert series). Costa Mesa has a multitude of; walking, biking, hiking and horseback riding trails that interweave around and across the community. The inspiring Costa Mesa Luxury homes are are found in one of the most beautiful housing markets that are close to the coastline, like Upper Newport Bay (also called the Back Bay Area). With a nearly-perfect year-round climate that is never to hot or cold, it is obvious that the Costa Mesa residents enjoy the rustic, outdoor lifestyle and activities that surround he homes (that don't include the beach). There are nearly 30 community parks and the Costa Mesa Tennis Center is a popular recreational area. The market values of the exclusive homes in Costa Mesa are directly proportional with the properties location, lot size, amenities in the homes, and the square footage of the residences as well as the views the properties offer which include bluffs, Bay Bay and mountain-view homes and townhouses. Costa Mesa gives it residents the ability to exploit all aspects and plentiful resources that this residential and commercial community offers.
The prices of the highly-regarded Costa Mesa coastal homes for sale start our in the mid $300,000's for a 2 bedroom, two-bathroom condo, with approximately 900 square feet, and can go up to the mid $1,500,000's for a four-bedroom, 4-bathroom California Ranch estate with approximately 2,800 square feet. The majority of the homes have relatively small lots, averaging well less than a quarter-acre. The home owners of Costa Mesa are not subject to any Mello-Roos tax, and most of the properties do not pay any H.O.A. dues. Found just under forty-miles south of Los Angeles and just under 90 miles north of San Diego, The seductive Costa Mesa housing market is strategically located in one of Orange County' favorite living destinations. In 1999, Costa Mesa adopted the city slogan of “The City of Arts”, which is a perfect one as the community contains; The South Coast Repertory Theater, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the regional symphony orchestra, Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater. Costa Mesa is home to The Orange Country Fairgrounds, and all of the properties are close to; shopping, dining, nightlife, bars and pubs and entertainment (many of which are found at the "Triangle", which showcases the diversion and amusement aspects of the city, and also includes South Coast Plaza which is one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S and the many theater and arts venues that surround it brings in visitors and tourists from across the region. The neighborhoods in Costa Mesa will bring you close to all of the action of the city including, exciting events, fun beach activities and the beauty of Mother Nature that surrounds them.
When then discussion of ocean-close living comes up, the amiable Costa Mesa local real estate market is at the forefront of one of the most time-honored and cherished places to live in Orange County. The homes, townhouses and condos in Costa Mesa are found in reticent, tree-lined street that are both pedestrian and family-friendly, where you will find kids riding their bikes and neighbors talking together, and wave as you drive by. The fashionable Costa Mesa residences have easy access to the major freeways and toll roads. The enchanting single-family-residences located in the Back Bay nature preserve are in high-demand because this enormous open green area is permanently off-limits for future development by land developers and home builders. The upscale-contemporary Costa Mesa residential market boasts one of the most diversified selection of architectural styles that you will find in the County including; Spanish-Style, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Craftsman, European and Beach Cottage influences.
Why Costa Mesa Is Relevant:
Some of the best Costa Mesa custom homes are found in close proximity to the Harbor, which is framed with sailboats and yachts. The majority of the housing tracts are truly in the “middle of the action” but the community is also quite comfortable playing the "laid-back suburban role" to people who appreciate the sequestration and solitude that is found in the majority the local neighborhoods as "villages" of the city. The town initially prospered with the sale of its agricultural goods - as was named after a local farmer/cowboy.
The largest employer’s in the city include; Experian, El Pollo Loco, and Orange Coast College. Normally not considered a “college town”, Costa Mesa actually has numerous institutions of higher learning including; Vanguard University, Whittier Law School and National University. The younger Costa Mesa students have access to two public high schools; Costa Mesa and Estancia High Schools, as well as two public middle schools; Tewinkle and Costa Mesa Middle Schools, The zip codes for Costa Mesa are; 92626 and 92628 and the city has three different area codes; 714, 657 and 949.
BanCorp Properties has hired a talented team of Realtors whose collective insight into market trends and real estate history across the community gives potential home buyers of dynamic Costa Mesa upgrade homes the confidence of knowing that they are working with an experienced Real Estate Broker that understands the lay of the land, as well as ebb and flow of trends (both past and present), as well as in depth knowledge of all of the local neighborhoods, housing tracts and condominium complexes. BanCorp's buyers Agents see families searching for both single-level and two-story homes in Costa Mesa that are in move-in condition, and already possess modern amenities and high-end appointments such as upgraded flooring, gourmet kitchens, granite counter tops, in ground pools, outdoor/indoor patios, meticulously-maintained landscaping and other modern renovations. They want floor plans that are both functional and practical, that flow freely from front door to back yard.
Where Is Costa Mesa Located?
The city is a relatively small O.C. suburb positioned close to the San Gabriel River, and Huntington Beach. The community is bordered to the East by the John Wayne Airport and the Newport Back Bay Estuary and to the North by Santa Ana. On its southern end is an area called Newport Mesa, a blurred border between the city and Newport Beach.
Costa Mesa is considered one of the most covetable of the beach-close communities of Orange County (communities that are not found adjacent to the Ocean). Buyers flock to this housing market savor the year-round pleasant weather. With that being said, one of the primary features of Costa Mesa is that it is so much more than an ideal location – it is a residential living haven/destination for people in all age groups and all ethnicities.
Fire protection is provided to the residents of the Costa Mesa neighborhoods by the Costa Mesa Fire Department, and law enforcement is the administered by the Costa Mesa Police Department. The nearly 10 acre Costa Mesa Civic Center is found on Fair Drive, and the City Hall is a 5-story building where the legislative matters of the city takes place. Their are two major freeways that end in Costa Mesa; State Route 73 and 55, and the San Diego Freeway bisects the city. Costa Mesa has placed a special focus on the youth of the city, with a concentration of outdoor sports programs that includes; AYSO soccer, Rugby, American and Pony-League Baseball, Youth Football, Skateboarding League, and Fast pitch girls softball. The city is also hyper-sensitive to the needs of the senior citizens of the community, offering many activities and social events that occur year-found that are geared toward their personal growth and lifestyle enrichment including; bridge, bingo, Jazzercize, and yoga. The Historical Society plays a special role for the Costa Mesa residents. In the city’s museums you can gather information on over 5,000 years of history for the area, from the first people to own property in Costa Mesa to the City of the Arts. You can use their resources to uncover a large collection of pictures, maps, and periodicals. At their gift shop you can purchase books where you can learn more about the Santa Ana Army Base which was once occupied approximately one-fifth of the total land area of present-day Costa Mesa.
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