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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$538,288
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,807
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,863
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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I absolutely love shopping at the Japanese market called Mitsuwa! The food court there is always clean and the selection of food stands is a few but so glad because its always so hard to choose where I want to eat! Their tea stand their is, in my opinion, better than Teavana. The cashiers and people there are very helpful and don't give me weird looks when I can't read Japanese! I will always be a customer here!
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I think it s a wonderful place to live if you have the money for it. If I could afford to live here on my own I would but it is just way to expense. I love that i live a mile away from the beach and that I can walk to all my destinations. The weather is beautiful and probably the best in the United States, it's never too hot and it's never too cold. It's the perfect place to raise a family.
It's not dangerous living in Costa mesa. From personal experiences, just make sure your secure your belongings because petty crime is a possibility.