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Costa Mesa, Calif., is hailed as "one of California's most eclectic and vibrant cities," and is loved by its residents for the interesting restaurant scene, first-class shopping and easy SoCal lifestyle. This beachy community is located south of Los Angeles in the heart of Orange County, only a mile from the Pacific coastline, and experiences a mild California climate, so homes for rent are quite popular with families looking to escape the winter conditions farther north. Costa Mesa has a stable housing market, two college campuses, an identity as the "capital of the action sports industry" and numerous family-friendly attractions, making it an exciting place to raise a family - there's always something going on in Costa Mesa. 

Fast Facts for Costa Mesa Renters

  • South Coast Plaza Village is a must-visit for restaurants and art galleries, and "The Triangle" is an expansive outdoor retail space. 
  • Costa Mesa originated as a semi-rural farming town but grew into a more self-sufficient, suburban community after it was incorporated in 1953. 
  • Los Angeles is just 42 miles away, making it easy for Costa Mesa families to enjoy the entertainment and services in one of the United States' largest metropolises. 
  • Costa Mesa means "coast tableland" in Spanish, which speaks to the beautiful landscapes you can find there. 

Key Resources for Costa Mesa Families

  • Costa Mesa has an official Twitter page that residents can follow for information on what's going on both in town and in City Hall.
  • Costa Mesa is part of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Check out its website for information on district priorities, meetings, policies and other resources. 
  • The Orange County Transportation Authority serves Costa Mesa. Visit the OCTA Web page to find the most convenient ways to get around. 

Annual Events In and Around Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is a festive place with many community events. Some of the local favorites include the Orange County Fair, Civil War Reenactment, Costa Mesa Restaurant Week, Fish Fry and Concerts in the Park. 

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Waypoint Homes

Waypoint Homes

Santa Ana, CA 92701 (7.74 miles)

Price: $1,399

(855) 762-4176

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

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Barcelona Resort Apartments

Barcelona Resort Apartments

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 (12.06 miles)

Price: $1,645-$2,375

(949) 379-8485

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Beachwood Apartments

Beachwood Apartments

Anaheim, CA 92804 (13.39 miles)

Price: $1,265-$1,685

(714) 499-9839

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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3400 Avenue of the Arts Apartments

3400 Avenue of the Arts Apartments

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (4.13 miles)

Price: $1,469-$5,183

(714) 499-9833

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Mediterranean Village

Mediterranean Village

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (1.34 miles)

Price: $1,456-$2,623

(714) 769-9839

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Parsons

The Parsons

Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (0.42 miles)

Price: $1,365-$1,815

(714) 760-9800

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Eastside Apartments

Eastside Apartments

Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (0.17 miles)

Price: $1,360-$1,870

(714) 769-9715

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1

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Pinecreek Apartments

Pinecreek Apartments

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (1.34 miles)

Price: $1,250-$1,600

(714) 769-9877

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Park Mesa Villas

Park Mesa Villas

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (3.62 miles)

Price: $1,280-$1,725

(714) 769-9875

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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eaves South Coast

eaves South Coast

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (3.56 miles)

Price: $1,495-$1,830

(714) 248-7847

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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AVA Newport

AVA Newport

Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (0.47 miles)

Price: From $1,400

(714) 769-9717

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Aspens Fairhaven

The Aspens Fairhaven

Santa Ana, CA 92705 (9.85 miles)

Price: $1,395-$1,970

(714) 769-9895

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Main Street Village

Main Street Village

Irvine, CA 92614 (5.16 miles)

Price: $1,615-$2,985

(949) 610-7569

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Aspens South Coast

The Aspens South Coast

Santa Ana, CA 92704 (4.19 miles)

Price: $1,400-$2,055

(714) 451-2638

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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