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Eastside Costa Mesa – Eastside Story

Eastside Costa Mesa

Torelli Realty Presents Eastside Story

Eastside Costa Mesa has a fine establishment called The Goat Hill. The reason behind the name is that Costa Mesa used to be a bean field and goats used to roam around. Broadway is the widest street in Costa Mesa. Broadway has the former homes of the officers from El Toro Marine Base and was originally designed to go to down to the beach. Eastside has so many things. We’re here at Eat Chow – they were able to encompass the genius of “and”: great food and low cost and they are expanding into Newport Beach. We have a 17th Street that is thriving – they don’t let a place go vacant. We have live music at Skosh Monahan’s, The Harp, Pierce Street Annex, the Little Knight, and Le Cave. Hi-Times Liquors too.

The neighborhood is amazing. I grew up on the East Coast and never thought I’d be able to replicate my experience of playing with kids in the neighborhood. We walk to a Blue Ribbon school… People on the Eastside are proud of their homes. It’s an eclectic neighborhood of diverse homes and there’s a restocking of families with children over here. People are always fixing up their homes. Broadway just got a million dollar ‘Safe Routes for School’ and will put a sidewalk all the way down. They’ll get 40 new trees and a bike lane. We’ve been able to site destination bike routes to improve bike-ability, walk-ability, and because it’s Costa Mesa skate-ability!

I believe that Eastside Costa Mesa is a sustainable community because it’s a grid-like system: it has transportation nodes, it has south facing homes to take advantage of the sun and Mesa Water’s 50th Anniversary tells us that we have a local water supply. Thank you for letting me share my passions about the Eastside.

What do you think of your neighborhood? Please share it on video by emailing holly@torellirealty.com today.

Thank you Jim Fitzpatrick!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Mesa North Garage Sale 2010

The Mesa North Garage Sale will take place in the Costa Mesa neighborhood of Mesa North this Saturday, October 23, 2010. The event takes place from 8am-2pm. Torelli Realty agent Garrett Snyder will be sponsoring the garage sale. In addition to setting up all the signs and providing advertising for the event, Garrett will also be delivering donuts to all the garage sale participants.

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Garage Sales Present an Opportunity

We like helping the community out with garage sales. Why? For the people who live in the homes it is an opportunity to clear out the clutter. For the shoppers it is a chance to find a treasure. And for society it is a chance to reuse objects rather than throw them away.

Want to know where Mesa North is? Find out more about this Costa Mesa neighborhood HERE.

Tell us what Costa Mesa neighborhood you would like to have a garage sale in?

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – College Park (And Garage Sale!)

There are so many great Costa Mesa neighborhoods to call home. Many people have heard of College Park. It’s a neighborhood where the streets are named after prominent colleges. Just drive through the neighborhood and check out the street names for fun: Wake Forest, Villanova, Loyola, Vassar, Bowdoin, Cornell, Fordham… The list goes on!

The Homes

College Park is a large neighborhood with about 950 homes. Most of the homes were built in the 1950s however many have been updated over time. Generally the homes are single-story ranches. Many of the streets are quiet cul-de-sacs that are family-friendly and it’s not uncommon to see kids riding bikes, people walking dogs, or friends playing basketball on the street.

Upcoming Event

Torelli Realty agent Eric Guzik will be holding the College Park Garage Sale on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Anyone who lives in the neighborhood is welcome to sign up by emailing eric@torellirealty.com and putting “College Park Garage Sale” in the subject line.

Schools

College Park Elementary School is centrally located and an easy walk for most in the neighborhood. Older students attend middle school and high school at Mesa/Costa Mesa High School (Go Mustangs!), which is just outside College Park and still a close walk for most.

Location

So where exactly is College Park? It’s a central neighborhood in Costa Mesa. You’ll find Harbor Blvd. to the west, Merrimac & Arlington to the north, the 55 FWY to the east, and Wilson to the south. The neighborhood is full of life because it’s so close to the great entertainment of the OC Fair and Pacific Ampitheater.

Do you have any questions about home values or homes for sale in College Park? Please contact Eric at Torelli Realty for more information – eric@torellirealty.com.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – Del Cerro (And Garage Sale!)

There are so many great Costa Mesa neighborhoods to call home. Most people are familiar with the larger neighborhoods, but there are lots of smaller ones that make up the whole. If you have a neighborhood you’d like us to feature make sure to email us. Today we’re taking a look at Del Cerro.

Del Cerro

Del Cerro is an area with about 250 homes, most of them single family homes that were built in the 1960s. A handful of homes were also built in the 1970s. In general the homes range from 1200 – 2400 sq. ft. Over time, many have updated and expanded their homes to meet changing needs.  There are a mix of single-story and two-story homes to be found here.

Upcoming Events

Torelli Realty agent Tracy Wilson is organizing a Del Cerro Garage Sale for Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. It’s a great way to clean up your house and get rid of clutter! If you’d like to participate please call Tracy at (714) 403-6182.

Amenities

There is a community park in this neighborhood that’s great for parties complete with basketball, restrooms, and plenty of space to run around.  The area is less than a mile from the world class shopping of South Coast Plaza and Metro Pointe, as well as all the entertainment of the Orange Country Perfroming Arts Center and Segerstrom Hall. Del Cerro is also very close to the hip shopping areas of The Lab & The Camp.

Location

So where exactly is Del Cerro? The  boundaries are Bristol St. to the west, the 55 Freeway to the east, the 405 Freeway to the north, and Paularino to the south.

If you have any questions or want to know about real estate sales and home values in Del Cerro, please contact Torelli Realty agent Tracy Wilson at (714) 403-6182. Find Tracy on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @OChousefinder.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
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TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA

Company License #: 00878443

Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Costa Mesa Residents – Plenty of Neighborhoods to Choose From

Costa Mesa Neighborhoods

There are plenty of neighborhoods in Costa Mesa to call home. Each neighborhood has distinguishing characteristics and some are larger than others.  In a city with over 100,000 residents, small communities within the city help neighbors get to know one another. Click here for a list of some Costa Mesa neighborhoods.

What Makes Costa Mesa Neighborhoods Special

Many of our real estate agents are faced with clients who want to know about their options… Whether they’re looking for a quiet, safe place to raise a family or they’re looking for a peaceful place to retire, they’re in search of the perfect neighborhood. One thing that makes Costa Mesa neighborhoods special is that the residential neighborhoods are spread out all over the city in pockets. Within each pocket there are neighborhood schools and parks for residents to access easily. The pockets are pretty isolated from lots of heavy traffic and stores. Therefore, most of the residential areas are quiet and don’t have a lot of heavy traffic passing through them. In fact, many of the communities are set up to enhance the quality of life of the residents. You’ll find a lot of areas have a main entrance with a nice sign and the streets inside the community or tract are cul-de-sacs or quiet side streets.

Mesa Verde Sign

Focus of Costa Mesa

Senior Environmental Land & Resources Paralegal Robert Dickson, a Costa Mesa resident, knows all about the city layout. He noted that the focus of Costa Mesa is to increase residential ownership. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, the only thing left to ask is which neighborhood is your pick?

Related Stories:

Costa Mesa Neighborhood – Mesa North with Colin McCarthy

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro With Former School Board Member Linda Sneen

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro – Plus A Poll!

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – Mesa Del Mar – An Interview With Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Company License #: 00878443 – Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Costa Mesa: Mesa Verde Neighborhood – Value of the Week in the State Streets

Costa Mesa features many wonderful neighborhoods. Our Costa Mesa real estate office is located in the heart of Mesa Verde. The north side of Mesa Verde is known as Mesa Verde North and part of this area is called The State Streets because all of the streets are named after states. One of our Costa Mesa homes for sale is on Wyoming Circle and it’s been reduced to $475,000-$495,000. The home is currently the best deal in Mesa Verde as it is the lowest priced single family home that is a standard sale on the real estate market. According to Zillow, the home was valued at $682K at the height of the market in July 2006 so the current price is a great value. The home has been owned by the same owner for years and the pride of ownership in this bright, airy home is evident everywhere you look.

picture of home

3318 Wyoming Circle, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

One of the desirable things about Mesa Verde is that the streets are quiet and family-friendly. Wyoming Circle is on a cul-de-sac and walking distance to the neighborhood park, Moon Park.

The vaulted ceilings in this contemporary home create a spacious feeling. The brick fireplace is a beautiful focal point in the large living room. The open kitchen has sliders leading out to the side yard. A central atrium can be accessed from the living room and the master suite. There are 2 more bedrooms and a full bath off the hallway. The beautiful backyard is private and serene. There is a gate for RV access and the large 2-car garage provides plenty of room for parking and storage.

Click HERE for more information, photos, and a virtual tour.

This home will be be hosting an open house on Sunday, June 20 from 1-4pm. Get details here and click on open houses.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Video from Costa Mesa Community Picnic 2010

Watch our video of the 1st Annual Costa Mesa Community Picnic! The event was spearheaded by Mike Brumbaugh, the head of the Halecrest Hall of Fame Association. Mike got together with members from various neighborhood associations throughout Costa Mesa and the committee planned a fun day for the entire community. The goal of the event was for neighbors to come together and enjoy a day of friendship. Many businesses, organizations, and even a Costa Mesa school in Costa Mesa were present to show support for the city, to name a few:

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Costa Mesa High School Cheer Squad

Costa Mesa Community Foundation

Costa Mesa Rotary

CERT

Wingnuts

There’s nothing better than an afternoon in the park – make sure to come out next year. The community picnic will move to another neighborhood next year… We’ll make sure to keep you posted when the next location is announced.

Have you seen some of the other Costa Mesa events that we documented on video?

-The Costa Mesa Community Run & Expo

Egg-Citement Easter Egg Hunt

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG