Costa Mesa – The Vibrant Heart of Orange County

Looking for beautiful Southern California living? Perhaps you’re still trying to define exactly what that means to you? One Southern California city that brings you a unique blend of commerce, culture, cuisine and the relaxing environment to put you at ease is beautiful Costa Mesa.

Since becoming a city more than 60 years ago, Costa Mesa has transformed from a quiet community into the vibrant heart of Orange County.

The City of Arts

Dubbed the “City of the Arts,” Costa Mesa is home to the nationally-known performing arts hub, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the Tony-winning South Coast Repertory, a mecca for play-development.

If performing arts aren’t your thing, head to the Westside, a bohemian district full of bars, hangouts and artisans. Check out The Wayfarer, Casa Costa Mesa and SOCIAL on 19th Street.

At one of America’s largest and most successful shopping centers, South Coast Plaza, you’ll find innovative retail scenes like The LAB, The Camp and South Coast Collection, a stylish re tail center that draws a crowd. If high-end luxury stores are more your speed, stroll into prestigious department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. Overall, South Coast Plaza generates nearly $2 billion dollars in a given year.

Many of Orange County’s best restaurants can be found throughout Costa Mesa  – Taco Maria, Hana re, Arc and Mesa. Taco Maria’s Carlos Salgado was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine, an award bestowed on only 10 young chefs across the country each year.

Beautiful Home Options at Lighthouse in Costa Mesa

You can look forward to living close to these popular local eateries and entertainment scenes. Additionally, you can live near Southern California’s best beaches, award-winning schools and premier area job centers with your next Taylor Morrison home – Lighthouse in Costa Mesa. Experience open-concept layouts, flexible work/living space, a gourmet kitchen and spacious suites. If you would like a more traditional layout with a yard and 2-car garage plus a bonus 2-car carport, those are also available. Plus, there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fresh ocean breeze from your rooftop deck. When you simply want to relax, Lighthouse’s planned amenities include an inviting onsite pool and spa, dog park and community gathering spaces.

Priced from the low $800,000s, Taylor Morrison’s Lighthouse community offers gorgeous 3-story homes ranging from approximately 1,820 to 2,281 square feet.

A Nearby Coastal Living Option

For some, the sound of waves rolling onto the shore is a unique experience; for you it could be your alarm clock.

Echo56 is a luxury community located in Newport Beach, just minutes from Costa Mesa. Newport Beach is known for its famous beaches, relaxing days in the sand, and amazing surf. Starting in the $1.7 millions, Taylor Morrison’s Echo56 offers luxurious 3-story homes ranging from approximately 1,710 to 2,722 square feet.

What’s Next for Costa Mesa

Recent developments show more cultural and commercial growth on the horizon for Costa Mesa. In March, the Los Angeles Chargers announced that they are moving their headquarters and summer training camp to town. The team will make an estimated $1 million in improvements to the Jack Hammett Sports Complex.

As time has passed, Costa Mesa has shown itself to be diverse in many ways, forward-thinking, and willing to try new things. Costa Mesa has grown tremendously during its history and the city continues to trend upward. Despite the increase in size, the city has still maintained the relaxed vibe it started with all those years ago.

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