the 5 Freeway at dusk in Irvine
on December 28, 1971, the City of Irvine is one
of the nation's largest planned urban communities
encompassing more than 55 square miles.
it's population well over 200,00, it's no wonder
many have decided to call Irvine their home with
it's reputation as being one of the nation's safest
communities, it's vibrant business environment
and its unsurpassed educational system. Irvine's
huge selection of housing opportunities include
several "villages", each of which were initially planned to have a distinct architectural
Spectrum at night
recently annexed the former El Toro Marine Corps
Air Station, most of which is planned to be converted
into the Orange County Great Park with construction
now under way.
city also prides itself on its parks, bicycle
trails and recreational programs for children.
2008, BusinessWeek.com identified Irvine as one
of the nation's best cities to live during a recession.
Because of Irvine's diverse business industries
and strong higher education network, these criteria
are credited with helping Irvine rank high among
22 cities surveyed nationwide.
recognition of Irvine confirms the City's collective
strengths and the significant role of local government's
commitment to excellent public services, fiscally
responsible policies, and strategic planning for
the entire community," said (current) City Manager
Water Park in Irvine