Irvine is the perfect affluent community for you and your family. Residents and businesses alike have been choosing Irvine as their place of residence because of its reputation and dedication to safety, master-planning and business-friendly communities. Irvine has grown to be a “total destination”, boasting articulate transportation systems, an innovative business environment, reputable educational institutions and a community lifestyle.
In 2008, CNNMoney.com ranked it the 4th best place to live in the U.S. because of its good schools, jobs and housing. 2012 saw the ranking move up to 6th place and in 2011, BusinessWeek listed it as the 5th best city in the United States. In 2010, the FBI reported Irvine with the lowest rate of violence in the U.S. with populations of more than 100,000. 24/7 Wall Street named Irvine the best run city in America this year (2014)!
Long before modern day, prehistoric man knew that Irvine is the ideal home location. Archeological research proves prehistoric man in the Irvine area at least 12,000 years ago and then the Gabrielino Indians moved into the area 2,000 years ago. A Spanish expedition eventually took over the land in the 1700’s, which led to its ownership by James Irvine, Jr. Eventually some of the land was sold for the University of California, Irvine campus. With the campus came the master-planned community for a city of 50,000 people surrounding the university.
Irvine is divided into villages that are separated by 6-lane streets, each with their own individual architectural theme. The residential areas are bordered by two business parks, the Irvine Business Complex and the Irvine Spectrum. The layout of Irvine has UCI at the head with residential neighborhoods falling in a necklace shape, running along two parallel main streets. The lush greenery and two man-made lakes keep Irvine’s balance between nature and construction. This is the ideal place to raise a family and conduct your business.