Somewhat referred to as an “Edge City,” Costa Mea, borders Newport Beach, Irvine, and Santa Ana. A city built around new urban retail quarters and active outdoor spaces, its no wonder Costa Mesa has seen a natural renaissance in the last several years. Combined with award winning schools, easy access to all main thoroughfares, entertainment districts, and beach communities, Costa Mesa holds an unparalleled location in Orange County. A seemingly perfect climate, Costa Mesa runs parallel along side the Back Bay, a beautiful protected environmental habitat and view corridor with 13 miles of trails. A location very dear to residents, many locals choose to congregate here for a relaxing run, a long bike ride, or just a quiet walk.
Home to the South Coast Plaza, a shopping center equipped with 322 stores, and noted for its size and architecture, it is placed among the highest volume retail centers in the nation. Not only a shopping destination, the Plaza draws many notable restaurants, and is host to the incomparable Segrestrom Center of the Performing Arts. An iconic location in the city, and a visual masterpiece, the Center was designed by award winning architect, Cesar Pelli.
Costa Mesa is famously known for the Orange County Fair, a yearly spectacle of games, rides, food and the Summer Concert Series. Another popular destination for Costa Mesa and Newport Beach residents is commonly referred to as “The Eastside.” Notable for 17th street, 19th street and Triangle Square, this location is easily accessible and is truly the cultural epicenter of Costa Mesa. An entertainment and convenience district, locals would identify this as heartbeat of the area.