Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Located in southwest California, Costa Mesa is a great place for students to learn and live! Since its incorporation in 1953, Costa Mesa 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. Students can find ample off campus student housing sprinkled throughout Costa Mesa, California.
The local economy in Costa Mesa relies heavily on retail and services. Costa Mesa's local economy relies heavily on retail and services. Students can find ample student apartments near and visit 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.
When students want to take a break from hitting the books, they can visit one of the offers 26 parks, a municipal golf course, and 2 libraries that Costa Mesa has to offer. The city is also home to the Orange County Fairgrounds, which hosts one of the largest fairs in California, the Orange County Fair, each July. The Fair receives more than one million visitors each year. Adjacent to the Fairgrounds is the Pacific Amphitheatre, which has hosted acts such as Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Steppenwolf, Kelly Clarkson, and many more.
There are four colleges and universities located in Costa Mesa. Students can find convenient student apartments near Orange Coast College, Vanguard University, Whittier Law School, and and National University.
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