Costa Mesa Neighborhoods
There are a lot of diverse Costa Mesa neighborhoods throughout the city. Most of Costa Mesa was originally built after WWII, but there are lots of homes that are from the 1930’s and the 1940’s around, especially in Eastside Costa Mesa.
The areas of the Costa Mesa neighborhoods have been divided into about 5 distinct areas:
Each of the above links is live and will take you to the appropriate Costa Mesa real estate neighborhood page.
Interested in Mesa Verde? The Mesa Verde neighborhood is one of the first master planned neighborhoods in Costa Mesa. Mesa Verde’s first homes were built near the 405 Freeway in the State Streets neighborhood in 1960. Remarkable these homes are more than 50 years old now!!
The last group of homes in Mesa Verde were built in 1997 and are more typical of today’s tract homes with bigger interior square footage on smaller lots. Mesa Verde has lots of easy access to everything that Costa Mesa has to offer.
The Westside of Costa Mesa is very eclectic now. Originally it was one of the first developed areas in the 1950’s. There are some tracts (like the Freedom Homes) and there promises to be a lot of redevelopment over time in this area. This has always been the area that shows a lot of promise- it’s proximity to Newport Beach and the ocean should really make this area much more desirable.
South Coast Metro was built a little later than the first areas and all of this area was planned development. As it was built later, it mostly has larger homes as was the building trend in the latter part of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s and is a hub around the world famous South Coast Plaza mall.
Central Costa Mesa is also similar in that it was mostly planned area of Costa Mesa real estate, but it also has a lot of multi family and higher density housing with duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in many parts of the Central Costa Mesa area.
Eastside Costa Mesa – It is certainly one of Costa Mesa real estate’s crown jewels. With immediate proximity to Newport Beach, it has some of the oldest and certainly some of the nicest homes in Costa Mesa. You will also find some of the most eclectic housing here in Eastside compared to anywhere in Orange County.