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Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census.

HISTORY

Members of the Gabrieleño/Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junípero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain.

In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km2) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba's great rancho included the lands where the communities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today.

After the Mexican-American war, California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this area and formed the town of Fairview in the 1880s near the modern intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue. An 1889 flood wiped out the railroad serving the community, however, and it shriveled.

To the south, meanwhile, the community of Harper had arisen on a siding of the Santa Ana and Newport Railroad, named after a local rancher. This town prospered on its agricultural goods. On May 11, 1920, Harper changed its name to Costa Mesa, which literally means "coast table(land)" in Spanish. This is a reference to the city's geography as being a plateau by the coast.

Costa Mesa surged in population during and after World War II, as many thousands trained at Santa Ana Army Air Base and returned after the war with their families. Within three decades of incorporation, the city's population had nearly quintupled.

Economy
Costa Mesa's local economy relies heavily on retail and services. The single largest center of commercial activity is South Coast Plaza, a shopping center noted for its architecture and size. The volume of sales generated by South Coast Plaza, on the strength of 322 stores, places it among the highest volume regional shopping centers in the nation. It generates more than $1 billion per year in revenue.[citation needed] Some manufacturing activity also takes place in the city, mostly in the industrial, southwestern quarter, which is home to a number of electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics firms. Business services company Experian is the largest employer in the city,[citation needed] and has its North American headquarters in Costa Mesa.

The commercial district surrounding South Coast Plaza, which contains parts of northern Costa Mesa and southern Santa Ana, is sometimes called South Coast Metro.

A local newspaper, the Daily Pilot, is owned, operated, and printed by the Los Angeles Times. Ceradyne, El Pollo Loco, Emulex, Hurley, RVCA, Toyota Racing Development, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Volcom are among the businesses headquartered in Costa Mesa.

Newport Boulevard, 1950s
Costa Mesa offers 26 parks, a municipal golf course, 26 public schools and 2 libraries.
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  • Baker St / Samar Dr
  • City Center
  • Cliff Haven
  • Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr
  • Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir
  • Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St
  • Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St
  • Santa Ana Heights
  • Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave
  • Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd
  • Baker St / Samar Dr


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (BAKER ST / SAMAR DR)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Baker St / Samar Dr median real estate price is $929,669, which is more expensive than 80.3% of the neighborhoods in California and 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Baker St / Samar Dr is currently $2,503, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.1% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Baker St / Samar Dr is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Baker St / Samar Dr real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Baker St / Samar Dr are 4.8%, which is lower than one will find in 76.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Baker St / Samar Dr is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

    Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
    While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood stands out by having 96.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of all American neighborhoods.

    Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.1% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood has more Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry.

    Baker St / Samar Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 89.0% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood, 47.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.8%), and 15.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (20.0%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

    In the Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (21.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 15.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Baker St / Samar Dr neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (96.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • City Center


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 
     
    (CITY CENTER)
     
    Real Estate Prices and Overview
     
    Median real estate price in the City Center of Costa Mesa is $960,814, which is more expensive than 79.3% of the neighborhoods in California and 95.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
     
    The average rental price in Costa Mesa City Center is currently $2,535, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.0% of the neighborhoods in California.
     
    Costa Mesa City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.
     
    Real estate in the City Center of Costa Mesa, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
     
    Real estate vacancies in Costa Mesa City Center are 4.6%, which is lower than one will find in 77.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Costa Mesa City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
     
    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Costa Mesa, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
     
    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Costa Mesa City Center neighborhood has more Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry.
     
    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
     
    The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 13.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 55.4% of America's neighborhoods.
     
    The Neighbors: Occupations
    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
     
    In the Costa Mesa City Center neighborhood, 51.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.0%), and 8.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
     
    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Costa Mesa City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.7%).
     
    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
     
    In the City Center neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report English roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (12.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (11.7%), among others.
     
    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Costa Mesa City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
     
    Here most residents (80.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Cliff Haven


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (CLIFF HAVEN)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Cliff Haven median real estate price is $1,305,303, which is more expensive than 92.0% of the neighborhoods in California and 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Cliff Haven is currently $2,683, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 73.0% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Cliff Haven is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Cliff Haven real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Cliff Haven neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Cliff Haven, the current vacancy rate is 0.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 96.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Cliff Haven is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.8% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Cliff Haven neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Cliff Haven neighborhood has more Swedish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 1.9% have Finnish ancestry.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Cliff Haven neighborhood in Costa Mesa are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 61.7% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Cliff Haven neighborhood, 54.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.0%), and 8.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Cliff Haven neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Cliff Haven neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.7%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (8.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.3%), among others.

    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Cliff Haven neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (88.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (GISLER AVE / COUNTRY CLUB DR)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr median real estate price is $1,015,779, which is more expensive than 82.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr is currently $2,716, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.0% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr, the current vacancy rate is 1.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

    Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
    A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.6% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 1.3% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

    Notable & Unique: People
    If you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives live in the area, the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood should be on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis places it as one of the top 14.5% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in the state of California.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 1.4% have Romanian ancestry.

    Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood in Costa Mesa are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 81.2% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood, 51.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (10.5%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

    In the Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (18.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.1%), among others. In addition, 17.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Gisler Ave / Country Club Dr neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (89.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (HARBOR BLVD / N SHELLY CIR)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir median real estate price is $1,149,865, which is more expensive than 88.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir is currently $2,416, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 65.0% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

    Real estate vacancies in Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir are 6.4%, which is lower than one will find in 65.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood has more Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.

    Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood, 49.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.6%), and 11.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Korean.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

    In the Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (21.4%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (19.0%), and residents who report German roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.2%), among others. In addition, 21.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Harbor Blvd / N Shelly Cir neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (83.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (SANTA ANA AVE / 22ND ST)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St median real estate price is $1,064,851, which is more expensive than 86.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St is currently $2,273, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 60.3% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St, the current vacancy rate is 3.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood has more Brazilian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 2.4% have Portuguese ancestry.

    Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 86.1% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood, 41.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 33.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.7%), and 9.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.7%), and residents who report English roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (12.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.7%), among others. In addition, 12.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Santa Ana Ave / 22nd St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

    Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (SANTA ANA AVE / COSTA MESA ST)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St median real estate price is $1,106,099, which is more expensive than 86.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St is currently $1,911, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.1% of California neighborhoods.

    Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St are 6.9%, which is lower than one will find in 62.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

    Notable & Unique: People
    Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood has more Armenian and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 1.7% have British ancestry.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

    In the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood, 52.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.7%), and 7.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (17.4%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

    In the Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (16.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 14.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Santa Ana Ave / Costa Mesa St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

    Here most residents (88.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Santa Ana Heights


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (SANTA ANA HEIGHTS)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Santa Ana Heights median real estate price is $975,735, which is more expensive than 82.0% of the neighborhoods in California and 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Santa Ana Heights is currently $2,632, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.6% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Santa Ana Heights is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Santa Ana Heights real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Santa Ana Heights, the current vacancy rate is 1.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Santa Ana Heights is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood could be your paradise. With 30.8% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 3.1% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique: People
    Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 18.8% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood has more Canadian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 4.8% have Scottish ancestry.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 83.2% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

    In the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood, 53.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.9%), and 12.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.8%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report Mexican roots (16.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (14.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.4%), among others.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Santa Ana Heights neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

    Here most residents (88.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (SANTIAGO DR / TUSTIN AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave median real estate price is $1,317,405, which is more expensive than 92.5% of the neighborhoods in California and 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave is currently $2,564, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.7% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.4% in Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Costa Mesa, the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
    In the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 13.5% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

    Notable & Unique: People
    If you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives live in the area, the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood should be on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis places it as one of the top 11.6% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in the state of California.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood has more Canadian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 0.8% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood in Costa Mesa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 12.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.9% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood, 59.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.3%), and 3.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.1%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

    In the Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.7%), and residents who report English roots (16.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.8%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (10.0%), among others.

    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Santiago Dr / Tustin Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

    Here most residents (92.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd


    ABOUT COSTA MESA, CA 

    (SUNFLOWER AVE / HARBOR BLVD)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd median real estate price is $861,545, which is more expensive than 76.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd is currently $3,008, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.9% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Costa Mesa, California.

    Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

    Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.4% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

    Notable & Unique: People
    In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    The real estate in the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 68.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.5% of American neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood has more Asian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.6% have Iranian ancestry.

    Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood in Costa Mesa are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

    In the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood, 62.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 3.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region), Vietnamese and Chinese.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

    In the Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood in Costa Mesa, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (27.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report German roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (7.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.7%), among others. In addition, 21.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Sunflower Ave / Harbor Blvd neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (83.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
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