The city of Irvine is
located in sunny Orange County and is one of the wealthiest and safest cities
in America. Livability has consistently ranked Irvine as one of the Best Places
to live. The economy in Irvine is strong, sustained by
technology, higher-education institutions and a host of semiconductor
companies. Home to More than 1/3rd of Fortune 500 Companies, Irvine boasts
15,000 companies within its city limits including corporate headquarters and
international businesses. The two major business centers – Irvine Business
Complex and Irvine Spectrum – account for more than 150,000 jobs. Irvine
recently opened a space for entrepreneurs and startups called, “The Vine,”
which includes more than 63,000 square feet of office space and is adjacent to
the University of California, Irvine.
The average temperature in August is 71 degrees and the low
in January is only 56 degrees. The area typically receives 10-13 inches of
rainfall per year, which means a lot of opportunities to get outside and enjoy
what the sunny city has to offer! Irvine has more than 16,000 acres of parks,
as well as dedicated open space. It’s also home to the Orange County Great
In Irvine, traffic is pretty much non-existent thanks to The
Traffic Research and Control Center and camera and censors put in place to help
manage traffic flow. The traffic lights are adjusted according to the amount of
vehicles during any given time.
Irvine has received national recognition for its
long-standing commitment to environmental stewardships across natural resources,
open space preservation and protecting the environment. Some of its notable
“green” projects include a 20-year energy plan which is designed to increase
the use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the
city, as well as a zero waste resolution to eliminate waste and pollution.
It’s no secret that Irvine is a destination for education,
especially when you’re talking about a college education. Irvine is home to the
University of California, Irvine Valley College, Concordia University,
satellite campuses of Pepperdine University, University of Southern California
and Webster University, to name a few. Aside from universities, Irvine’s public
schools consistently rank among the best in California. Irvine students lead
Orange County in SAT scores and nearly 97 percent of high school graduates
attend college. Livability named Irvine one of the 10 Best College Towns in 2016.
For 11 years straight, Irvine has ranked as the Lowest
Violent Crime Rate in America according to FBI statistics for cities with more
than 100,000 residents.
In addition to fashion fame,
Irvine has a handful of major shopping areas including the most popular: Irvine Spectrum Center. At Irvine Spectrum Center, you can find 120
stores including Bloomingdale’s, Brandy Melville.