Costa Mesa is the “City of the Arts,” giving residents and visitors an amazing theatre and arts district that includes the Orange County Performing Artscenter, the South Coast Repertory theatre and the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. These venues are truly world-class.
Costa Mesa welcomes commerce as the city is the home to South Coast Plaza, one of the largest and most exquisite shopping destinations in the country. Numerous renowned companies are headquartered here. Auto Club, Experian, Volcom Inc., and Hurley International are just a few of the companies.
Every year Costa Mesa is host to the Orange County Fair held in the summer at the Fairgrounds and Centennial Farm.
Costa Mesa EZ Facts
Founded in 1880s as town of Harper; name changed to Costa Mesa, Spanish for “coastal tableland,” in 1920
Incorporated June 29, 1953
Orange Coast College, Vanguard University and OC Fair & Event Center are on former site of Santa Ana Army Air Base
- Sister city of Wyndham, Australia
Costa Mesa By The Numbers
- Population – 113,805 as of January 2007
- Median home value – $663,500 as of March 2008
- Median age – 34
- Median household income – $75,700