Where to Live: Irvine, CA

Making the move to Irvine? Explore all that the city has to offer before you hang your hat.

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Quick Facts about Irvine

Booming with a vibrant city-life, Irvine is called "home" by more than 250,000 people and 21,000 businesses. The city itself being less than 50 years old, Irvine's energetic atmosphere is promising of growth, which gives its residents a lot to look forward to. Keep reading to find out what makes Irvine, Irvine.

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Top Neighborhoods

On the nation's most populous cities list, which Irvine neighborhood will you settle in? Here are some of the top rated areas:

  1. Emerald Bay/Laguna College of Art and Design
  2. Concordia U-Irvine/Concordia
  3. Croyden Ter/Edgehill Dr
  4. Sierra Siena Rd/Sierra Perla Rd
  5. University Dr/Strawberry Farm Rd
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Restaurants

"Green dining", local ingredients, and culinary innovation. Irvine's diverse restaurants make for an exciting dining experience. Try some of these favorites:

  1. Urban Plates
  2. Tender Greens
  3. TLT Food
  4. Mick's Karma Bar
  5. Paul Martin's American Grill
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Culture

The Irvine region has a history over 2,000 years old. This background is celebrated in unique ways throughout the city. Be sure to catch up on the story and experience the culture for yourself at any of these attractions:

  1. Irvine Farmers Market
  2. Irvine Museum
  3. Irvine Ranch Historic Park
  4. Irvine Barclay Theatre
  5. Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial
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Outdoor Recreation

Perfect weather, miles of trails, and preserved open space make for an outdoor enthusiast's heaven. Get some fresh air and enjoy these spots all year round:

  1. Boomers
  2. William R. Masion Regional Park
  3. Pedego Electric Bikes
  4. Tanaka Farms
  5. San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Nightlife

Looking forward to a night out on the town? "America's Safest Big City", Irvine offers a variety of places to go for late-night fun. Check out these hot spots!

  1. Caspian Restaurant and Hookah Lounge
  2. Red Bar and Lounge
  3. Bacchus Bar and Bistro
  4. Back Street Brewery
  5. Eats Kitchen and Bar
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School Districts

We know that academics are an important factor to consider when it comes to your kids. Here are some of the top rated schools in the area to help you get started on your search!

  1. Myford Elementary
  2. Stonegate Elementary
  3. South Lake Middle School
  4. Lakeside Middle School
  5. Irvine High School