Best Places to Live

Costa Mesa , CA

Population: 112,377
LIV
SCORE
577

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The economy of Costa Mesa is based on light manufacturing, technology and retail, and the city's largest center of commercial activity is South Coast Plaza, a 322-store mall that annually generates more than $1 billion. Strong health care and arts options are in place, and institutions of higher learning in Costa Mesa include Orange Coast College and Vanguard University.

Costa Mesa , CA Ranking Data

Civic
64
Demographics
65
Economy
51
Education
69
Health
40
Housing
44
Infrastructure
59