Near to one hundred years old, the established city of Costa Mesa is a dynamic and ever changing community stretching from the bluffs above Newport Harbor to the middle of the county. Costa Mesa is home to South Coast Plaza, one of the world’s most significant retail and shopping centers. It is also home the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which is widely acknowledged as the cultural hub of Orange County. The founders of this arts center have been steadfast in their goal of creating one of the country’s preeminent cultural institutions – and have succeeded. Residents of Costa Mesa appreciate the diverse experiences living here affords, as Costa Mesa includes a variety of neighborhoods ranging from edgy and experimental residential and retail destinations to the quintessential suburban developments that have evolved steadily here since the 1950’s. The city’s central location within the county also makes it a desirable place to work and live.