Located within California, United States, the city of Costa Mesa is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
Costa Mesa offers a calm ambience and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. Green spaces, such as Harper Park and Tewinkle Memorial Park, are very well-spread out and there are approximately 20 of them nearby for residents to explore, making it easy to get to them from many locations in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. This city is also good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as the streets are usually quite peaceful - although that is not the case closer to the railway line, the airport (John Wayne Airport), Costa Mesa Freeway or San Diego Freeway.
Roughly one third of the dwellings are single detached homes, making it easy to find detached homes in Costa Mesa, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this city rent their home while owners make up the remainder. The average year of construction for houses in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area is 1971.
In this city, home buyers will generally be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Property owners benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. In terms of food, the nearest supermarket in Costa Mesa is usually only a reasonably short walk away. There are over 100 grocery stores in Costa Mesa, and the best selection can be found on streets like 19th Street. Moreover, a restaurant is usually just around the corner, and there are also over 50 coffee shops in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. House buyers can find a good number of nearby clothing stores.
Most homes for sale in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area are located in places that are quite suitable for traveling on foot; many daily errands can be run without the use of a car, and various businesses are nearby. A car is a very good means of transportation in this city. Most real estate listings are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway, such as San Diego Freeway, and it is easy to park. On the other hand, residents using public transit may experience limited choices in Costa Mesa due to the infrequent service. Thankfully, there are about 20 bus lines traversing the city, and it is very convenient to find a nearby bus stop from most properties.