Learn More About Care Homes in Costa Mesa, CA
Known for its innovative outdoor shopping spots and public art, Costa Mesa has developed into a thriving suburban community with plenty of all-ages entertainment. It’s also home to the Orange County Fair, which draws millions of visitors every summer. And given the city’s prime Southern California location and pristine weather, Costa Mesa residents have easy access to nearby beaches year round.
In Costa Mesa, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.
Cost of Care Homes in Costa Mesa, CA
The median monthly cost of a room in a care home is about $3,400 in Costa Mesa, $3,500 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and $3,500 in the state of California. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.
Learn More About Costa Mesa, CA
Cost of Living
The total household expenses associated with living in Costa Mesa are rated 14 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated slightly above the average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
|Median Income Age 45-64
||Median Income Age 65+
||Median Household Income
||Average Individual Income
||Median Employee Salary
||Average Property Tax
||One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
|$82,173 per year
||$53,488 per year
||$74,468 per year
||$36,210 per year
||$44,829 per year
||$5,537 per year
||$1,436 per month
The top hospitals that service Costa Mesa include:
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
- Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 510+
- Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
- Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 210+
- Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, ICU
South Coast Global Medical Center
- Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 170+
- Specialties: emergency department, hemodialysis, ICU
Weather and Climate
Costa Mesa, like most of the Los Angeles area, has a type of dry subtropical climate called Mediterranean. This means the city has hot summers with very little rainfall, and cool (but not cold) winters with slightly more precipitation than during the summer months. The average humidity level is 65% and remains steady throughout the year, although humidity levels are often highest during June and July at about 68%.
- Relative Air Quality Index: 112
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
- Average annual precipitation: 11.7″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of Population Over 65
||Average Household Size
||7,286.9 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
- Non-discrimination laws in Santa Ana: 30/30
- Overall inclusivity: 61/100
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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation
Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Costa Mesa include:
- California Scenario (Noguchi Garden) — outdoor art installation
- Costa Mesa Historical Society
- Heroes Hall (veterans museum)
- Diego Sepúlveda Adobe
Outdoor attractions in Costa Mesa:
- Fairview Park (walking, biking, horseback riding)
- TeWinkle Park
- Canyon Park
- Talbert Nature Preserve
Costa Mesa’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:
- Orange County Fair — The OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC)
- The Pacific Amphitheatre (concerts and large events)
- Segerstrom Center for the Arts (theater and concert hall)
- South Coast Repertory (theater)
- Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival
- South Coast Plaza (shopping)
- The LAB Anti-Mall (shopping and art galleries)
- The CAMP (eco-friendly shopping)
Public transportation in Costa Mesa is available via the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), which operates bus routes throughout Orange County. For seniors, OCTA offers reduced fares along with a curb-to-curb paratransit program called OC ACCESS. In connection with OCTA and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), the City of Costa Mesa also has a free shuttle bus service, called The HeART of Costa Mesa, specifically for restaurant, retail, and entertainment destinations throughout town.