Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County, California. Originally known as a rural community, Costa Mesa had a population of just under 110,000 as of the 2010 census. The city is now commonly associated with a wide variety of retail, manufacturing and commercial opportunities.

The Story of Costa Mesa, California

Beating the same dead horse that surrounding communities had long worked to destroy, Costa Mesa was originally inhabited by members of the Gabrieleno/Tongva and Juaneno/Luiseno Native American tribes. After Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola arrived in 1769, the land now known as Costa Mesa underwent a drastic makeover. The conclusion of the Mexican-American War only increased the speed with which these changes took effect.

Costa Mesa is Hiring!

A mecca for retail and service industry jobs, Costa Mesa’s top economic drivers include Shurflo, El Pollo Loco, TTM Technologies, Experian, Sure Haven, Coast Community College District Foundation, FileNet, Orange Coast College, Dynamic Cooking Systems and the Automobile Club of Southern California. Several other companies have made Costa Mesa their headquarters, including Emulex, RVCA, Volcom, Toyota Racing Development and Ceradyne.

Things to See

If you’re lucky enough to visit Costa Mesa, you simply musn’t leave without exploring the city’s Orange County Fair, the Pacific Amphitheatre, the South Coast Repertory Theater and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) can help you and your family attend all of the festivities.

Notable Residents

Some of the big names who have, at one time or another, resided in Costa Mesa include Rony Argueta, Lon Milo Duquette, Kathryn Card, Mike Barrowman, Sharon Day, Cris Crotz, Mitchell Hurwitz, Xeno Muller, Misty May-Treanor, Kyla Ross, The Growlers and Of Mice & Men.

Listening Compassionately, Litigating Aggressively

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