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Starting at $2,259
Updated 3 hrs ago
Blue Sol
421 Bernard St
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,259
2 Bedrooms
$2,857
3 Bedrooms
$3,508
Just minutes from South Coast Plaza, this beautiful development offers walk-in closets, garden tubs and beautiful, luxury hardwoods throughout the units. Each unit also offers washers and dryers and spacious patios or decks.
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Starting at $1,629
Updated 4 hrs ago
Camden Martinique
2855 Pinecreek Dr
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,629
2 Bedrooms
$2,269
Palm-lined apartment complexes surround a green community with hot tub, tennis courts and a community garden. Bathtub, carpeting, fireplace and stainless steel appliances in a very walkable neighborhood.
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Starting at $2,230
Updated 6 hrs ago
Madison Newport
2345 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,230
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Ideal location minutes from Newport Blvd and the beach. Comfortable living with 24-hour gym, relaxing spa and pool, and beautiful courtyards. Interiors are spacious, furnished, and come with oversized closets for additional storage.
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Starting at $1,566
Updated 10 hrs ago
Harbor at Mesa Verde
2700 Peterson Pl
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,566
1 Bedroom
$1,675
2 Bedrooms
$2,255
Sleek and modern air-conditioned apartments with washer/dryer hookups and fireplaces. Coffee bar, clubhouse, hot tub and gym available for residents. Dogs allowed. Right next to the shops and restaurants at the Mesa Verde Center.
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Starting at $1,950
Updated 11 hrs ago
Sea Pointe Villas
1380 Village Way
Costa Mesa, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,950
2 Bedrooms
$2,269
Bright, spacious homes with unique hardwood floors and other designer finishes. Located within walking distance of convenient shopping and dining, with pool, hot tub, and gym right at home.
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Starting at $1,939
Updated 4 hrs ago
Camden Sea Palms
1850 Whittier Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,939
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
Located equidistant between the Marina Sea Park and the Whittier Elementary School, the Camden Sea Palms apartments are pet-friendly and hot tub-adjacent. Community courtyard, gym, clubhouse and BBQ pit.
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Starting at $1,629
Updated 10 hrs ago
27 Seventy Five Mesa Verde
2775 Mesa Verde Dr E
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,629
1 Bedroom
$1,839
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
Yards from Baker St and close to Saint John the Baptist School. Apartment has a fireplace, granite counters and a full selection of modern kitchen appliances. Resident amenities include a tennis court and a pool.
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Starting at $1,666
Updated 22 hrs ago
eaves South Coast
555 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,666
2 Bedrooms
$2,265
Just off Highway 55. On-site amenities include tennis court, pool, hot tub, gym and game room. Green community that's pet-friendly. In-suite features include walk-in closets, updated appliances and hardwood floors. Recently renovated.
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Starting at $1,980
Updated 22 hrs ago
Ava Newport
1765 Santa Ana Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,980
2 Bedrooms
$2,155
Funky apartments in Costa Mesa with lots of light near Back Bay. Units feature granite counters, hardwood floors and spacious closets. A friendly community with bike storage and yoga facilities.
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Starting at $1,782
Updated 2 days ago
3400 Avenue of the Arts Apartments
3400 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,782
1 Bedroom
$1,859
2 Bedrooms
$2,379
Close to beaches. Units include all appliances, plus full-sized washer and dryer, granite countertops, walk-in closets and a fireplace. Basketball and tennis courts, clubhouse, game room and 24-hour gym.
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Starting at $1,808
Updated 10 hrs ago
Missions At Back Bay the
1330 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,808
2 Bedrooms
$2,005
Pet-friendly apartments with large bedrooms, black or stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans and walk-in closets. Easy access to 405, 55 and 73 and close to the South Coast Plaza.
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Starting at $2,100
Updated 6 hrs ago
Baywind
151 E 21st St
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
3 Bedrooms
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Close proximity to the Costa Mesa Freeway and just a short distance from the ocean and Newport's beaches. Units feature granite countertops, walk-in closets and extra storage. Pool and hot tub. Pet friendly.
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Starting at $1,840
Updated 6 hrs ago
The Villages at South Coast
845 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,840
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
Apartment community features media room and 24-hour, on-site laundry for recreation and convenience. Recently renovated units feature ceiling fan and air conditioning. Near Shiffer Park and the John Wayne Airport with easy access to Interstate-405.
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Starting at $2,235
Updated 16 days ago
Baker Block
125 Baker St E
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$2,370
1 Bedroom
$2,235
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
Apartments include stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, wood plank flooring and stunning views. Community amenities include indoor and outdoor cabanas, game room, pool with hot tub and a dog park.
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Starting at $3,800
Updated 1 hr ago
858 Joann Street
858 Joann Street
Costa Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $2,300
Updated 3 hrs ago
2191 American Avenue
2191 American Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $3,595
Updated 3 hrs ago
2123 Parsons
2123 Parsons
Costa Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,595
Starting at $1,850
Updated 3 hrs ago
767 Scott Place
767 Scott Place
Costa Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Starting at $1,650
Updated 3 hrs ago
931 W 19th Street
931 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
Starting at $3,800
Updated 23 hrs ago
3024 Cleveland Avenue
3024 Cleveland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $2,100
Updated 1 day ago
694 Joann Street
694 Joann Street
Costa Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,925
Updated 2 days ago
165 Tulip Lane
165 Tulip Lane
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,925
Starting at $1,899
Updated 4 days ago
141 Melody Lane
141 Melody Lane
Costa Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
Starting at $2,795
Updated 4 days ago
2383 Carlton Place
2383 Carlton Place
Costa Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,795

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City GuideCosta Mesa

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. A role, in fact, that this city is used to playing. Ready to move? Good. Let's find you the perfect Costa Mesa apartment.

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Neighborhoods:

Costa Mesa is a cozy city that features a nice blend of single family homes and apartment housing, as well as luxury living. Anywhere you live here, you will find sunshine, perfect California-esque views and friendly neighbors. The best part, perhaps, is that every neighborhood is within walking distance to a park, making living here perfect for those who love the great outdoors.

Mesa Verde: Mesa Verde is made up of single family homes (many built in the 1960s and ‘70s), apartments and condos. The area does have proximity to a golf course, Fairview Regional Park, and Estancia Park, which boasts the historical Estancia Adobe. The home sizes here tend to range between average (4 bedrooms) and sprawling (7 bedrooms) with large lots. The apartments also tend to be a bit more luxurious, offering fireplaces, clubhouses with resident perks, pools and coffee bars. This area is great for commuters, as it is near the 405 and the 73 freeways.

Cliff Haven: Back Bay running track is virtually in your backyard in this 'hood. Cliff Haven is an affordable area. Filled with single family homes (some built before 1939, most built in 1970s and later) & condos. While there are some multi-unit complexes here. Many of the apartments to rent are guest houses, in law suites, etc. that are located on someone’s property. Here, you'll be right near the Costa Mesa Freeway (55) for an easy commute to work or south to Newport Beach.

Santa Ana Heights: Recently annexed from Newport Beach, this part of town is located near the bluff in Costa Mesa, providing great views as well as accessibility to John Wayne airport, shopping and dining at the nearby Triangle Square. Though it has been annexed, part of Santa Ana Heights falls into the Newport Beach area, making living here convenient for weekend trips. There are many apartments to choose from in Santa Ana Heights, as well as an abundance of single family homes that are both established and newly constructed. Some of the apartments here also offer garages to help eliminate street parking. There are horse trails here and it's close to Back Bay for those who want to get in touch with nature.

Costa Mesa (proper/downtown – 92626): The main zip code of Costa Mesa, there are about thirteen different neighborhoods that fall into the category of Costa Mesa proper from the Costa Mesa Freeway to Newport Blvd. Inside of these neighborhoods, future residents can find ranch style housing, as well as luxury apartment living and small cottages/condos. The majority of apartments located in the downtown area offer amazing perks for residents including rock climbing walls, wine chillers and concierge services. Many of the neighborhoods are close to the theatre, performing arts center and shopping, as well as nightlife.

Living in the Real OC:

While the images of sunny days ring true, life in Costa Mesa isn’t all shopping and drama. With weather that is near perfect throughout the year and views that can’t be beat (canyons, bluffs, beaches - oh, my!), life in Costa Mesa is a fine mix of suburbia and trendy city. Costa Mesa is not just a city on the edge of a state, it’s a city on the edge of it all.

July 2018 Costa Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 Costa Mesa Rent Report. Costa Mesa rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Costa Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released results for Costa Mesa from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“According to our results, renters in Costa Mesa are satisfied with the city overall,” says A...

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