What began as a rural farming community, Costa Mesa has blossomed into a thriving community with almost 15,000 businesses, world-class entertainment centers, and suburban housing for its residents. Costa Mesa’s economy relies heavily on retail and services, with retail sales tax revenue topping $40 million annually. South Coast Plaza is the largest center of commercial activity and with 322 stores it ranks as one of the highest volume retail shopping centers in the country, generating over one billion dollars a year. The top employers in Costa Mesa include Experian, Coast Community College District, and Orange Coast College. The median household income is $65,000.
Costa Mesa is also home to one of the nation’s best cultural centers for plays, concerts, and productions. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Concert Hall, South Coast Repertory, Samueli Theater, Founders Hall, and a 46,000 square foot Arts Plaza are home to 3 resident music companies. The venues also host traveling Broadway shows, ballet, and dance companies, music events of all kinds, educational programs, and special events.
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Costa Mesa, CA City Information
|Motto :||City of the Arts|
|# of Firms:||14,512|
|City Hall Address:|
Costa Mesa City Hall
77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA92626
|Factoid:||Olympic Gold Metalist Misty May-Treanor was a resident of Costa Mesa in her youth.|
|Zip Codes:||92626, 92627, 92628|