I am actually a lender out here, but I sold real estate in the area for more than a decade in this area. I know who the best agents are and can really help you get set.
Give me a call, there is no cost or obligation, I will try to send you in the best direction possible.
There is a small pocket of mid level to upper level homes in NORTHWEST CM called Mesa Verde.
There are a few good schools in that area to choose from.
Eastside Costa Mesa is nice and your child gets into the beloved Newport Mesa District. ( Some love it, some don't )
Mesa Verde is low key, quiet and offer some great sized homes with space to enjoy having a party without getting your guests getting towed. Overall it's close to a decent golf course, a quick 10-15 minute ride down the Santa Ana River to the Ocean ( no traffic lights and cars to run you over ) and offers some nice parks with tons of space.
East Side CM, a lot of backstreet commuters sliding through to Newport Beach, crowded, no safe beach access and a just a tad uppity. Not over-the-top uppity but just a tad "smug" if you will.
It's like if you live across the river in Jersey and you meet someone that lives in Soho.
When you meet an East-sider, it seems like that's all they talk about for a few JUST to make sure YOU know they DON'T live in WEST CM. ( Is it that serious?)
So, give me peace, space and a quite quaint street with cool neighbors and I'm good to go.
Consider parts of South Huntington Beach too!
There's a backdoor to South Huntington Beach from the Mesa Verde area of Costa Mesa called Adams St.
It's a quick highway right in to the South edge of HB.
There are several GREAT blue ribbon schools to choose from.
I'm not a real estate agent but if you need one I know several good ones that will show you around.
I'm a lender and love Silver Oak.
If you want to shop rates or get qualified to buy, call me!
Should you choose to come, on behalf of all of us here in the "OC" We all welcome you to what hopefully becomes your home.
I have been an Eastside Costa Mesa resident since 1985 and my kids have attended school in the district. Costa Mesa is a great place to call home!
Let me know how I can help!
Torelli Realty - 1700 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA
BRE # 01853171
The demographics in Costa Mesa reflect the State of California. Newport Beach is very wealthy and does not have the diversity that Costa Mesa has. Newport's test scores are somewhat higher generally than on the Costa Mesa side. There are great schools in both towns. Your children will get a great education at almost any school in the district if they apply themselves.
Good Neighborhoods in Costa Mesa include the following: Mesa Verde, Eastside Costa Mesa, College park, Mesa Woods, Greenbrook, Wimbleton, Mesa del Mar, Mesa North. Halecrest.
Newport Mesa Unified School District
First and foremost, thank you for posting a questions here on trulia. As a REALTORÂ®, I follow a very strict code of ethics. I understand your question but I don't feel comfortable telling you which is the best area of Costa Mesa to live in.
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The best thing is to look at the schools in the area, crime reports from the police department and real estate values. By analyzing those factors, you will get an idea of where in Costa Mesa you will live.
If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help you.
Star Real Estate South County
As an Eastside resident, I simply love this area of Costa Mesa and urge you to explore it. However, the clique notion that higher priced home values equate to better schools is a hotly debated topic and is not a black-and-white issue. Many people may not want the "Newport" scene for themselves or their children. There are many great public and private schools in Costa Mesa and the Costa Mesa City Council is working hard on getting the District to spend more money in Costa Mesa (as opposed to just Newport). I'm partial to the Eastside, and the values are certainly substantially higher here partially because of the schools, but you should check out various reviews of the schools before making your decision. Best of Luck and please let me know if I can be of any assistance. Thank you,
Devin R. Lucas Real Estate
Attorney | Broker | REALTORÂ®
A Full-Service Boutique Real Estate Brokerage and Law Office
1835 Newport Boulevard A109-478
Costa Mesa | California | 92627-5007
Please visit our web site: http://www.thewadeteam.net / http://www.thewadeteamrealestate.com. The second web site offers the search perimeters of Zillow.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have additional questions. We have proudly served the Costa Mesa and surrounding areas for over 37 years.
Rita Wade & Bob Kuntz
The Wade Team
If you're looking for a highly ranked elementary school, you may want to focus on the area near Davis Magnate school. Currently there's only one home available in that area. However, Newport Mesa does participate in a Parent School Choice Transfer program, which allows parents to transfer their children to another school within the district. This could give you more options in terms of where you choose to rent or buy. There is a waiting list, depending on the school, and a limited window in which you can sign up. More information can be found here: http://web.nmusd.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=128
If there's anything else I can help you with, please feel free to get in touch.
Joe Van Fossen
Keller Williams Realty