Irvine, CA is located in South Orange, it is the Northern most city in South Orange. It is a planned city, developed mainly by the Irvine Company over the the past 4 decades. The city was originally incorporated in 1971, but saw most of its development in 1990's and early 2000's, with new development still ongoing today. As of the 2010 Census the population was 212,375. Due to its great climate, excellent schools, proximity to goods jobs and recreation, Irvine has been named as the top 5 cities in the United States, by Businessweek in 2011 and CNNMoney.com in 2008.
The city of Irvine is divided into "Villages." Each Village is designed to be self contained offering similarly designed homes, as well as shopping districts, schools, and extensive park and recreation areas. Having been designed over a series of years and even decades, each village has its own unique feel, yet they all flow together perfectly. Find your perfect Community (Village) with the homes searches located to the right.
Access to employment is one of the reasons for the high demand for Irvine Real Estate. There are multiple employment hubs within the city, including a growing high tech sector. The city is home to such large companies as Allergran, Broadcom, In-N-Out Burger and Taco Bell. Many national and international companies have North American headquarters or large offices within the city limits, including Mazda Motor Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Kia Motors.
Irvine was designed with the outdoors in mind, due to the great weather which is great year round. The city offers extensive parks for walking or just enjoying the open space, it also has many sports field where the residents enjoy playing softball, soccer and other sports. There is also great dining and shopping options, with Irvine Spectrum being one of the largest Regional malls located within the city borders. Irvine Spectrum is home to large stores such as Nordstrom as well as offering many dining options such as P.F. Changs and Javiers, a local favorite.
Education has a large influence on the continued success as high demand city to live in. University of Irvine is one of the region's largest employer, as well as bringing in students from all over the nation and the world to the city. Yet an even larger aspect of the education picture is Irvine's school district, which is consistently rated among the best in state and the nation. The city is served primarily by the Irvine Unified School District, which has four High Schools in the city. These schools are University High School, Irvine High School, Northwood High School and Woodbridge High school. While all four schools are excellent University High School is definitely the star, in 2011 it was named the #8 high school in the nation and #2 public school in the nation by Newsweek.