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Costa Mesa Apartments
Last updated February 22 2024 at 8:07 PM

Costa Mesa, CA
119 Apartments for Rent

Costa Mesa Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 113,003
Population Density: 7,154.1 people/sq mile
Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 59%
Median Annual Income: $97,904 / year
Median Rent: $2,025 / month

What locals are saying

Nestled inside of California’s Orange County sits a small city (only about 16 square miles) that borders the Pacific Ocean. Located thirty miles from Los Angeles and minutes from Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa is a laid back suburb with a history of agriculture, a well-known arts/theatre community and an enviable atmosphere.

During the heyday of all things Laguna and Newport Beach (Oh, how we miss The OC), Costa Mesa played the quiet neighbor

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Costa Mesa Demographics


How diverse is Costa Mesa?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Costa Mesa is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Costa Mesa are White (46.8%), Hispanic Or Latino (34.6%), Asian (10.3%), Two Or More (4.9%), Black Or African American (1.9%), Other (1.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Costa Mesa residents?

The median age in Costa Mesa is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Costa Mesa?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Costa Mesa is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Costa Mesa are White (46.8%), Hispanic Or Latino (34.6%), Asian (10.3%), Two Or More (4.9%), Black Or African American (1.9%), Other (1.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Costa Mesa residents?

The median age in Costa Mesa is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Costa Mesa Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Costa Mesa is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Costa Mesa is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Costa Mesa is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Costa Mesa


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Maude B. Davis Elementary School
Public
PK-6
Public
PK-6
565 Students
29 Reviews
565
Students
29 Reviews
9 /10
Killybrooke Elementary School
Public
PK-6
Public
PK-6
411 Students
6 Reviews
411
Students
6 Reviews
8 /10
California Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
429 Students
9 Reviews
429
Students
9 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Costa Mesa High School
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
1,846 Students
9 Reviews
1,846
Students
9 Reviews
5 /10
Occs:chep/PCHS School
Public
K-12
Public
K-12
613 Students
5 Reviews
613
Students
5 Reviews
4 /10
Charles W. Tewinkle Middle School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
626 Students
10 Reviews
626
Students
10 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Early College High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
184 Students
11 Reviews
184
Students
11 Reviews
6 /10
Costa Mesa High School
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
1,846 Students
9 Reviews
1,846
Students
9 Reviews
5 /10
Occs:chep/PCHS School
Public
K-12
Public
K-12
613 Students
5 Reviews
613
Students
5 Reviews

What Renters Say about Costa Mesa


Apartment List has released the results for Costa Mesa from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
“According to our results, renters in Costa Mesa are satisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave a mix of above- and below-average scores.”
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Weather
74%
Quality of Schools
73%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
73%
Pet Friendliness
69%
Commute Time
68%
Social Life
59%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
53%
Safety and Crime Rate
41%
Public Transit
32%
Dating
25%
State and Local Taxes
13%
Affordability
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Average rent in Costa Mesa, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa is $2,664, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,595. Rent rates updated 8 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Costa Mesa, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Costa Mesa, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 119 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Costa Mesa. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Costa Mesa is $2,268 for a studio, $2,664 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,595 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Costa Mesa apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Costa Mesa, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Costa Mesa?

In Costa Mesa, the average rent is $2,268 for a studio, $2,664 for a 1-bedroom, $3,595 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,115 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Costa Mesa, check out our monthly Costa Mesa Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Costa Mesa?

You can filter cheap apartments in Costa Mesa by price: under $1,800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Costa Mesa?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Costa Mesa apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Costa Mesa?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Costa Mesa.

How can I find off-campus housing in Costa Mesa?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Costa Mesa. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Chapman University, Vanguard University of Southern California, Orange Coast College, Pomona College, and California State University-Fullerton.