Thursday, February 28, 2008

Costa Mesa California Retirement

Cost Mesa
Costa Mesa in California's Orange County Region is north and inland from Newport Beach but residents still enjoy superb weather and a high class of California style amenities.

Population of Costa Mesa: 110,000

Real Estate: Median home price is $680,000.
Zillow has a lot more about Costa Mesa Real Estate Prices

Retirement Communities:
Newport Beach Plaza Retirement
Mesa Verde Residential Care
Silverado Senior Living: Costa Mesa
Costa Neuporte (949) 646-6300
Avalon at Newport
Eldercare Referral Agency
True Source

Cost of Living: High

Taxes: California taxes are generally high compared to other states.
California Tax details are here:

Transportation: Orange County is served by the Orange County Transpotation Authority:

Health care:
College Hospital Costa Mesa
Hoag Hospital - (949) 764-4624
Newport Bay Hospital

The University of California at Irvine is located in nearby Irvine, CA
Vanguard University 556-3610
Orange Coast College - (714) 432-5072
National University: Costa Mesa Campus
Coastline Community College: Costa Mesa
Coast Community College District

Travel and tourism:

Costa Mesa offers easy access to all of Orange County.
Nearby John Wayne Airport serves the entire region.

California's coastal regions are for the most part open to all since private property lines are not allowed to extend into the coastal waters. Also, access to the beach is required by the state. So even in exclusive areas you are generally free to beachcomb and walk the beach.

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