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Overall Niche Grade
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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
Southwest Costa Mesa is a neighborhood in Costa Mesa, California with a population of 32,103. Southwest Costa Mesa is in Orange County. Living in Southwest Costa Mesa offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Southwest Costa Mesa there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Southwest Costa Mesa and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwest Costa Mesa are highly rated.
About Southwest Costa Mesa...
Population
32,103

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$437,637
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,550
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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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
$55,284
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%
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Southwest Costa Mesa Reviews

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If I were to rate the safety in this area it would be 8 or 8.5, it's better than other cities in California. The prevalence a of crime are mild and random you don't expect it as much as other cities. You actually get the confort of knowing police man are considerate and visible everyday and 24/7. The only concern in this city would be that our streets are being polluted by drugs and leaving a lot of people homeless.
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Great place to live, close to the beach. Job opportunities could be better. Schools are great. Commuting back in forth to work is easy.
I love the fact that it is safe compared to other places, I don't have to worry about walking alone at night. also the fact that we are so industrialized and have everything around us! we have shopping malls, freeways, grocery stores, apartments, restaurants, hotels, etc. unfortunately this causes a lot of pollution and traffic in this area. as a person who loves the outdoors this is a major set back. but then again we have deserts, mountains, lakes, beaches, and rivers so close that it is easy to get away from all of it. the diversity in people is also something I really love about my area. it is definitely a place a would choose to live in if I could do it all over.