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Best Places To Live In Costa Mesa, CA

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  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 112,439
  • Located near the ocean, Costa Mesa's mild climate is delightful during all months of the year. Being a gun collector, I travel to Costa Mesa quite often to visit the Crossroads of the West Gun Show. The…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • 10.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 185
84
  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,347
  • I absolutely loved living here with my Grandparents. It's a warm suburban area that I will always remember as my home. I enjoyed the nightlife, the excellent destinations and the diverse assortment of…[read more]
84
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,121
  • Ladera Ranch is the kind of place that you see on television shows and movies. It’s a small suburb of Los Angeles that tends to cater to families. While there are plenty of single people who live here,…[read more]
83
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 49,038
  • RSM gives us the small town feel of running into someone you know everyday at the grocery store, gas station or restaurant, while having 10 minute access to big city Irvive amenities. We are 1/2 hour…[read more]
82
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,204
  • Laguna Beach has been my home my whole life and I absolutely love this city! The beautiful sunsets on the amazing beaches are like no other. The weather is so amazing especially in the summers. The…[read more]
82
  • City College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,097
81
  • Cypress, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 48,978
  • After I got out of the service I moved with my wife and kiddos to Cypress, California. It wasn't my first choice but I had a good job offer there and wanted to move closer to my in-laws who lived in…[read more]
81
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 25,315
81
  • Turtle Rock, Irvine, CA
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,223
81
  • Irvine, CA
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 246,992
  • If you like well tended homes that exude Pride Of Ownership, quality dining choices, top quality malls and attractions, great award-winning schools, University of California Irvine's gorgeous campus,…[read more]
81
  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • 8.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 24,509
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • 3.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 86,813
  • This place has tight streets and overcrowded with rude people who will make fun of you for no reason at Fashion Island. The WiFi there will steal your data. There is an Asian boy who is tall in a light…[read more]
81
  • Alamitos Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • 14.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,873
  • The Alamitos Heights Neighborhood of Long Beach is a great place to live. The streets are lined with mature Magnolia Trees. The homes are mix of may style , from original Ranch to new Contemporary. …[read more]
80
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,933
  • Living in Rossmoor, CA was one of my greatest experiences. Even though I was only here for a short period of time, I was able to do a lot. This city is near the beaches, so there was plenty of tourist…[read more]
80
  • North Tustin, CA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,208
  • North Tustin has become very expensive to live especially the rising taxes. We have a lot to offer, but most businesses in the area raise their prices because we are considered an upscale suburb. I work…[read more]
80
  • The Plaza, Long Beach, CA
  • 14.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 21,865
80
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 50,219
  • I have lived in Aliso Viejo for six months and have found it to be a quiet and relaxing town. I relocated from a nearby city after selling my house. Aliso Viejo is nestled in South Orange County,…[read more]
79
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 96,178
  • We moved here in 2014, wish we had made the decision much sooner! It is funny that people here are hush hush about the city to avoid being over crowded with new comers. No idea why the amenities is rated…[read more]
79
  • Villa Park, CA
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,922
79
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 67,362
  • This was one of the best exercises I’ve ever had. I’ve played sports and exercised a lot in my life, I even did kick boxing. That place doesn’t compare. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I wasn’t…[read more]
78
  • Park Estates, Long Beach, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,646
78
  • Northwood Point, Irvine, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,857
78
  • Los Alamitos, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,661
  • The city of Los Alamitos is a medium sized suburb of Los Angeles. This is a great neighborhood for all types of families, including ones with kids that are going to school. The city's school districts…[read more]
78
  • La Palma, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,834
  • Living in La Palma, California provides me with the convenience of being close to Los Angeles, while giving me a good place to raise my family. This community is small and everyone seems to know…[read more]
78
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,127
  • Get ready to soak up some sunshine while living in Laguna Hills, CA. Living so close to the beach might not be for everyone, but it is fantastic if you love the ocean. Besides the ocean, you are in a…[read more]
77
  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,939
77
  • San Clemente, CA
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 65,082
  • I've lived here for about 25 years. My kids could walk to the beach and boogie board. It is more laid back than other beach towns. San Clemente has charm and style yet is a practical small city to…[read more]
77
  • City Of Signal Hill, Long Beach, CA
  • 17.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,207
77
  • Dana Point, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,009
  • Dana Point, CA is the place I want to live. Nestled by the sea, Dana Point is all about surfing, beaches and its port. Dana Point is the only site in Orange County that is open to the beach, and it is…[read more]
77
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,510
  • Seal Beach is full of fun and engaging activities, as well as relaxing attractions that can make a day in the city one to remember. Seal Beach food tours are a wonderful way to experience the…[read more]
76
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • 5.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,436
76
  • Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 51,966
  • I recently moved to the Anaheim Hills, CA area. I came from a small town back east and wasn't sure what to expect. It was a transfer that brought us here, a company cut back on the coast made…[read more]
76
  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 23,037
76
  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • 7.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,197
76
  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 14,912
76
  • Placentia, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 52,168
  • I grew up in Placentia, California. As a child, it was a wonderful place to live. My parents often complained about the traffic, but I didn't care because I went to a great high school close to my house…[read more]
76
  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,122
76
  • Los Altos, Long Beach, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,766
75
  • Los Cerritos Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,391
75
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 56,670
  • While not being nearly as pretentious as some of it's neighbors (looking at you Irvine), Fountain Valley is an agreeable city to live in if you must live in Orange County. But, it's all relative right?…[read more]
75
  • Lake Forest, CA
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 80,658
  • I have lived in Lake Forest, CA and in this city review I will be going over some of Lake Forest's community aspects such as attractions, the community as a whole, the nightlife, different shopping…[read more]
75
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 198,724
  • I've lived in Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County) for almost 5 years. I like the suburbs because it's a better alternative to living in LA County (Santa Monica). Orange County is extremely beautiful and…[read more]
75
  • Las Flores, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,671
74
  • Brea, CA
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,351
  • While visiting several different cities in California. I had a perfect peace about Brea Ca. So here we are. Close proximity to schools, shopping, restaurants, theaters, post office and churches. Easy…[read more]
74
  • La Mirada, CA
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 49,130
  • I was born just down the road from La Merida, California. My parents moved several times while I was young but we always stayed in this part of the state. Southern California has so much to offer with…[read more]
74
  • Floral Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,619
73
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 64,984
  • ANYONE THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO LAGUNA NIGUEL HAD BETTER RETHINK THEIR DECISION IF IT IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LAGUNA KNOWLS H.O.A. IT IS THE MOST RACIALLY ABUSIVE HOSTILE LIVING SITUATION YOU…[read more]
73
  • Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • 8.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 22,899
73
  • Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,764
72
  • Tustin, CA
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 79,396
  • I grew up in Tustin, California and hope to live there again someday. Just minutes away from beaches, Disneyland, malls, and vibrant Universities; the city's central location in the middle of Orange…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Costa Mesa, CA for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Costa Mesa, CA, followed by the best places to live near Costa Mesa, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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