Irvine is one of the nation's largest planned urban communities and encompasses more than 65 square miles. It is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States and Irvine is considered a safe, economically stable community with great schools, jobs and real estate.
Irvine homes are primarily single-family and townhouse dwellings. Property in Irvine consists of both older and newer real estate, which primarily focuses on single-family homes.
Irvine has a medley of fantastic neighborhoods that we're confident you'll enjoy. We have highlighted Irvine's best neighborhoods below, each of which are considered high quality neighborhoods by residents and visitors alike. Click on each neighborhood to learn more about the area and view properties for sale.
Irvine was designed by architect William Pereira and the Irvine Company, who have divided the city into areas known as "villages." Each village was expertly planned with a distinct architectural theme in mind.
Older Irvine homes in the Village of Northwood are not governed by a homeowners' association, which creates diversity in property appearance and no monthly village association fees.
Most newer homes, such as Westpark and Woodbridge, do fall under homeowners' associations and consequently are more uniform in appearance. These Irvine properties often offer amenities such as swimming pools, parks and tennis courts for their members.
Overall, homes in Irvine are beautiful, well-maintained and highly desired due to their attractive design, landscaping allowances and nearby ecological preserves. Irvine homes benefit from over 50 neighborhood and community parks, as well as an expansive on-road and off-road bicycle lane network.
There are a number of entertainment and attraction opportunities in Irvine, for homeowners and visitors alike. From hot air balloon rides at the Orange County Great Park to symphony orchestra and music performances at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, there is something to do for everyone in Irvine.
Public education in Irvine has a great reputation, with the four high schools consistently recognized as being amongst the top U.S. public high schools. Additionally, Irvine is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of California, Irvine and California State University, Fullerton.
Business is also thriving in Irvine. The city has attracted dozens of company headquarters including LA Fitness, Taco Bell, Quicksilver Software and Masimo. Kia Motors, Mazda Motor Corporation, Samsung Electronics and Toshiba Corporation are among a few of the international companies that have also selected Irvine as the home of their North American headquarters. With low unemployment and high regional income rates, its easy to prosper in Irvine.
Irvine also hosts partial or entire filming for dozens of film productions, including Iron Man and Ocean's Eleven, and is home to more than a hundred celebrities and notable individuals.