Costa Mesa Real Estate Market Overview

Could Costa Mesa, CA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Costa Mesa. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Costa Mesa such as... Newport Beach and Santa Ana. When you’re ready, Trulia has 143 resale and new homes in Costa Mesa lined up for you, including open houses, and homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$765,000

Median Sales Price

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$493

Price Per Sqft

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$3,400

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Costa Mesa show a 6% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a -3% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Costa Mesa for May 24 to Aug 23 was $765,000 based on 166 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Costa Mesa was $493, an increase of 5% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Costa Mesa for Jul 24 to Aug 24 was $3,400.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Costa Mesa can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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1,083

Counts of Theft

700

Counts of Arrest

432

Counts of Burglary


Best Schools in Costa Mesa

There are 54 schools in Costa Mesa.

Elementary Schools
10

Maude B. Davis Elementary School

Public, PK-6

9

Mariners Elementary School

Public, PK-6

9

Killybrooke Elementary School

Public, PK-6

Middle Schools
7

Horace Ensign Intermediate School

Public, 7-8

6

Costa Mesa High School

Public, 7-12

5

Occs:Chep/PCHS School

Public, K-12

High Schools
9

Early College High School

Public, 9-12

8

Newport Harbor High School

Public, 9-12

6

Costa Mesa High School

Public, 7-12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Costa Mesa by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
41%
Single residents
Home owners
41%
Home owners
Median age
35
Median age
Household income
$65,890
Median household income
College educated
48%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Costa Mesa commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
93% commute by car
2% commute by bike
3% commute by public transportation
1% commute by foot

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