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Average Rent in Costa Mesa, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Costa Mesa Studio - $2,133+1%
Costa Mesa 1 Bed - $2,624+3%
Costa Mesa 2 Beds - $3,451+12%
Last updated 6/24/2024

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See what Costa Mesa, CA has to offer.

Local Reviews

Beautfiul Boats... Watersports Sailing...Restaurants...shopping Fashion Island Dining Views Amusements Ocean Beaches

There are mostly fast food restaurants. The are three grocery stores close by. There are three bus routes.

We have a great community. Some of our neighbors are our best friends. My grandparents live here in the same neighborhood as well as my parents and siblings

I love the park nearby and the fact that I can walk to the post office and a couple of stores. I also have good neighbors.

our neighborhood is bordering three cities. We are close to freeways and the mall. We like going on walks and the park.

There is a park near by. There are restaurants walkable in the area. Grocery stores walkable in the area

Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

36%

3 people

24%

4 people

23%

5 people

10%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

10%

200k+

12%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

12%

20-45

42%

45-65

24%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/24/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Costa Mesa, CA

In Costa Mesa, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,133 to $3,451. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Costa Mesa, CA is $2,133. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,624. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,451.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+1%

Changed from $2,112 to $2,133
1 Bed

+3%

Changed from $2,548 to $2,624
2 Beds

+12%

Changed from $3,081 to $3,451
Last updated 6/24/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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6%
94%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Orange$2,442-7%
Fontana$2,325--
Los Angeles$2,174-9%
Huntington Beach$2,160+4%
Ontario$2,122+4%
Burbank$2,032+2%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,010+6%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Murrieta$1,957+2%
Lakewood$1,850--
Anaheim$1,837-1%
Downey$1,750--
Moreno Valley$1,750--
Long Beach$1,720-27%
Pasadena$1,6660%
Riverside$1,611-6%
Whittier$1,600+2%
San Bernardino$1,538+14%
Menifee$1,300--
Corona$1,150--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Los Angeles$2,665-6%
Burbank$2,429-13%
West Los Angeles$2,400--
Rancho Cucamonga$2,390+9%
Huntington Beach$2,350-3%
Lakewood$2,265-1%
Ontario$2,252-1%
Long Beach$2,200-32%
Torrance$2,150-4%
Temecula$2,1350%
Murrieta$2,115-6%
Anaheim$2,072+3%
Whittier$2,050-8%
Menifee$2,0370%
Pasadena$1,925-26%
Riverside$1,922+3%
Downey$1,922+1%
Moreno Valley$1,890-5%
Corona$1,820-21%
Fontana$1,625+7%
San Bernardino$1,5500%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Pasadena$3,075-9%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,993+1%
Huntington Beach$2,966-1%
Burbank$2,945-19%
Orange$2,845-1%
Fontana$2,844+54%
Torrance$2,827-1%
Long Beach$2,826-26%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Ontario$2,7620%
Murrieta$2,669+9%
Lakewood$2,626-12%
Anaheim$2,550+5%
Downey$2,472+1%
Temecula$2,442+7%
Whittier$2,405-4%
Corona$2,333-15%
Moreno Valley$2,275-8%
Riverside$2,245+5%
Menifee$2,225+1%
San Bernardino$1,850-6%

Compare Neighborhoods

Central Costa Mesa

$2,466

1 Bed Avg. Rent

College Park

$2,466

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown

$2,495

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Costa Mesa, CA?

For renters in Costa Mesa seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Central Costa Mesa, College Park, and Downtown, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $2,466, $2,466, and $2,495 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Westside Costa Mesa and Mesa Verde, where the rents are $2,495 and $2,608, a favorable comparison to Costa Mesa's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,624.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Costa Mesa, CA?

In Costa Mesa, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Eastside Costa Mesa, Mesa Verde, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in Eastside Costa Mesa averages at $2,762, in Mesa Verde it averages $2,608, and in Downtown, the average is $2,495. For additional high-end living options, Westside Costa Mesa offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,495, and Central Costa Mesa at $2,466. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,624 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Costa Mesa, CA?

In Costa Mesa, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Downtown, Westside Costa Mesa, and College Park. In Downtown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,495. Westside Costa Mesa sees average rents of $2,495 for a 1-bedroom unit. College Park offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,466. For those seeking other popular areas, Eastside Costa Mesa presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,762, and Mesa Verde at $2,608. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,624 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Mesa del Mar$2,475+16%
Eastside Costa Mesa$2,230+1%
Mesa Verde$2,133-1%
Central Costa Mesa$2,0600%
College Park$2,037+2%
Downtown$1,895+2%
Westside Costa Mesa$1,895+2%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Eastside Costa Mesa$2,762+20%
Mesa Verde$2,608+2%
Downtown$2,495+21%
Westside Costa Mesa$2,495+21%
Central Costa Mesa$2,466+3%
College Park$2,466+2%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Eastside Costa Mesa$4,500+44%
Downtown$3,900+52%
Mesa del Mar$3,525--
Mesa Verde$3,376+12%
Central Costa Mesa$3,220+14%
College Park$3,220+13%
Westside Costa Mesa$2,445-3%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

29%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7373

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 35 of 48 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 39 of 48 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 36 of 48 renters

Percentage: 3636

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 27 of 48 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 28 of 48 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Costa Mesa.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 47% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Costa Mesa has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Costa Mesa.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 14% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Costa Mesa is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 38% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 30% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Costa Mesa gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 41% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Costa Mesa has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 28% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Costa Mesa.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 36% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 50% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Costa Mesa's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 62% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 47 of 48 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 46 of 48 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 45 of 48 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 45 of 48 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 48 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 38 of 48 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 38 of 48 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 37 of 48 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 36 of 48 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 33 of 48 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 32 of 48 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 32 of 48 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 31 of 48 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 30 of 48 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 26 of 48 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 25 of 48 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 25 of 48 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 32 of 48 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 33 of 48 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 35 of 48 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Costa Mesa

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