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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Eastside Costa Mesa is a neighborhood in Costa Mesa, California with a population of 28,494. Eastside Costa Mesa is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Eastside Costa Mesa offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Eastside Costa Mesa there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Eastside Costa Mesa and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Eastside Costa Mesa are highly rated.
About Eastside Costa Mesa...
Population
28,494

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$817,824
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,720
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Eastside Costa Mesa Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,197
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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I have lived on the East side of Costa Mesa for over 25 years. Before that
I lived on the West side of Costa Mesa. The East side has everything I m looking for in a neighborhood. I am close to all shops, parks and entertainment
venues. The neighbors are kept clean & houses well kept. I feel safe in
my area and enjoy meeting others that live there. There is an Eastside
neighborhood chat section on the computer that tells everything that is going on, items for sale & questions for our neighbors - where all can answer.
The Eastside is the place for me to live.
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Everything you could possibly need is available in a 5-mile radius. The CA-55 freeway runs down the middle of Costa Mesa and terminates where Triangle Square is located. There are plenty of bars and restaurants on 19th and Newport Boulevard and the Newport Peninsula is less than a mile away. There are lots of grocery stores on Harbor Boulevard, as well as those located on 17th street. Most are large chain markets like Ralphs and Vons, but there are a few mom-and-pop grocery stores, such as Promeli's Market and Irvine Ranch Market. As for the food options, the usual chains like Del Taco, Jack in the Box, and Wendy's pepper the area, but there a lots of smaller family owned restaurants as well. A couple great family owned shops are Beach Pit BBQ and Mossimo's Pizza. There are also several drug stores, dry cleaners, convenience stores, and many, many boutique clothing shops and salons in the surrounding area. It's a safe place to live and a great place to have grown up in.
Various food and drink options in this area. Greenleaf and my fit foods just opened for the vegi-friendly group of people. There are bars like Pierce street annex, and there are lots of asian restaurants. And we have an outback steakhouse!