Costa Mesa, California

Orange County


Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County in the U.S. state of California. It is located about 40 miles (64 km) south of the city of Los Angeles in western Southern California. Costa Mesa has 109.960 inhabitants (as of 2010). A strong growth of the population was a particularly after the Second World War.

The metropolitan area has a size of 40.6 km ². Costa Mesa is located at the intersection of Interstate 405 ( San Diego Freeway) and California State Route 55, through which the adjacent coastal city of Newport Beach can be reached on the Pacific Ocean. The city at the northern edge of the California State Route 73 Costa Mesa also has 26 parks, a public golf course, 26 schools and 2 libraries, a college and two universities.

The city is known for its cultural diversity with a summer annual fair ( Orange County Fair ). Part of the trade fair ground ( Orange County Fair & Exposition Center ) is the Pacific Amphitheater, one used for different events facility.

Costa Mesa is home to the Orange County Performing Arts Center ( OCPAC ), a large concert hall. The urban area is also located to the South Coast Plaza shopping center which is currently the second largest in the United States.