The City of Costa Mesa is one of Orange County's leading cultural and business centers. Costa Mesa has transformed from a rural farming community to a city with its local economy primarily based upon retail commercial business.
Costa Mesa is a well developed community offering 26 parks, a municipal golf course, 26 public schools and 2 libraries. Costa Mesa is the home of several higher education institutions such as Orange Coast College, Vanguard University, Whittier Law School, and National University.
Costa Mesa has mild Southern California climate. Costa Mesa is also located near many of Southern California s major attractions such as Disneyland, Knott s Berry Farm, Palm Springs and Los Angeles.
Costa Mesa is located in Orange County just south of Los Angeles between Long Beach and San Juan Capistrano along Interstate 5. Costa Mesa is part of the Orange County, California metro area.