Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, California. Motto: City of the Arts

Costa Mesa, California (City of the Arts) is a city in the Orange County incorporated on the 29th of June, 1953. From the beginning of its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural cultivating community of 16,840 to a fundamentally edge and suburban city with a retail, manufacturing, commerce and light based economy of 109,960 people (2010). Costa Mesa ZIP code is 9262692628. The city has an area of 15.700 square mi (40.662 km2) with land occupying 99.71% and water occupying 0.29% ranking eighth in the Orange County. Costa Mesa time zone is PST (UTC-8); Summer (DST), PDT (UTC-7). Costa Mesa sister city is Wyndham, Australia.

Costa Mesa has a Mediterranean atmosphere with mellow temperatures year round. Rain falls is basically in the winter months, and is near nonexistent amid summer. Morning low haze and cloud are normal because of its seaside location.

Notable Points of interests in Costa Mesa are Orange County Performing Arts Center, Metro Pointe at South Coast, Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum, Fairview Park, Costa Mesa Bark Park, South Coast Repertory, Orange County Fairgrounds, and South Coast Plaza.

Higher learning institutions situated in Costa Mesa are Whittier Law School (a satellite of Whittier College), National University (a private college situated in La Jolla, California), Orange Coast College and the Vanguard University (partnered with the Assemblies of God).

Costa Mesa has two secondary schools, Estancia High School and Costa Mesa High School. Costa Mesa has two public middle schools; Costa Mesa Middle School which has the same grounds with Tewinkle Middle School (named after Costa Mesa's first mayor) and Costa Mesa High School. Costa Mesa likewise has two optional secondary schools that have the same grounds, Monte Vista High School and Back Bay High School and another, Coastline Early College High School which is all alone on its own ground. Olympic high jumper, Sharon Day, is a graduate of Costa Mesa High School in 2003.

The official site of the city is