Perfectly positioned at the junction of Orange County’s freeway system and major surface streets, South Coast Metro’s strategic location provides direct access to Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire. This makes it among the most sought-after areas in which to buy a home in Southern California. Nearby freeways provide excellent accessibility for South Coast Metro tenants, residents, corporate travelers, vacationers and international visitors alike. A unique mixture of premier office and residential environments, hotels, restaurants, visual/performing arts venues and unsurpassed shopping options confirm South Coast Metro is the address most preferred by a demographic demanding a vibrant, cosmopolitan fusion of commerce and culture.
For all these reasons and more, South Coast Metro is considered one of the best places to live in California. It boasts a population of 30,954, and offers residents an urban-suburban vibe that attracts young professionals from all over. From single-family homes and townhomes to classic apartments, this residential community’s diverse options welcome high-rise urban, resort and family-centric lifestyles; what’s more, residents of South Coast Metro have the unique opportunity to enjoy the best of Southern California just steps away from their front doors.
Resident communities here are just a short drive from pristine beaches and comfortably located within walking distance of major businesses and commercial centers, as well as the aforementioned shopping, dining and arts centers. Regarding the arts, Costa Mesa and South Coast Metro play host to the world-renowned Segerstrom Center for the Arts, justifying the area’s reputation for being an eclectic, lively and thriving suburban hub.
As one of the five distinct sections of Costa Mesa, South Coast Metro sits in the northern part of the city, six miles north of downtown and bordered by Sunflower Avenue (in the north), Costa Mesa Freeway (in the east), Baker Street (in the south) and Harbor Boulevard (in the west). Surrounding the South Coast Plaza Mall – home to 250 boutiques, 30 restaurants and the aforementioned Segerstrom Center – South Coast Metro is considered a well-established community with roots reaching back as far as 1958, its sprawling borders encompassing Killybrooke Elementary School and Paularino Elementary School, as well as several parks including Wakeham Park and Shiffer Park.
Ideal for raising a family and offering “retail therapy sessions” for seasoned fashionistas who can’t live without their shopping sprees, South Coast Metro offers high diversity, family-friendly living and easy access to the 405 and SR73 in the northern region of Costa Mesa.
Malakai Sparks Group South Coast Metro Quick Stats:
- A population of under 17,400 residents
- A median home value of over $725,000
- A rental price of $1,800 for a studio apartment/$2,400 for a two-bedroom apartment
- An education system comprised of Maude B. Davis Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Paularino Elementary School, Segerstrom High School and Sonora Elementary School
Some Other Factors to Consider
As the marketplace begins to shift yet again in this seemingly crazy, unstable time we’re living in, is the South Coast Metro region prepared for the next new economy? What role will this region play in the development of autonomous vehicles, the implementation of scooter companies like Bird and Lime – as well as the future of surface transportation, which is the network that brings the workforce to the workplace?
Will South Coast Metro represent an origin and destination for the workforce, thus creating the working environments for companies to relocate to the area in order to reduce congestion, increase quality of life and create long-term economic sustainability for its residents?
These are all challenges that must be addressed in the coming years, but from our analysis, we can tell you this: It is all certainly possible. Many regions around the country have made the necessary steps and are experiencing the job growth that goes hand-in-hand with these choices.
And so if you are considering a move to South Coast Metro, you can rest assured knowing this area is poised to thoughtfully point the way forward – for job growth and great living conditions – for generations to come.
To learn more about South Coast Metro and why it’s among the hottest spots in SoCal to buy a home, contact The Malakai Sparks Group.