When does a city become a true community?

Does it happen once we reach a certain population size? Desirability? Historical significance?

Here at I Heart Costa Mesa, we believe the hallmark of a city’s sense of community is more simple and far less measurable: the degree to which its residents show up, participate and care… with full humanity and neighborliness intact. Not only in the big, splashy ways (although those can be fun), but also in the small, quiet acts of kindness that ask nothing in return.

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