Moving to Irvine, California?
Irvine, CA, a city of over 200,000 in Orange County, was listed in CNNMoney.com's “Best Places to Live in the U.S.”, ranking #4; it was the fifth best city in Businessweek's 2011 list. Part of the reason why it ranks so highly is good jobs, housing and educational institutions. It is a planned city with a number of villages and city parks.
A Few of the Perks of Moving to Irvine, CA
Shopping: There is an abundance of whatever you need: large retailers and malls, small independently owned shops, grocery stores and pharmacies aplenty.
Restaurants: Irvine boasts literally hundreds of restaurants, from fast food to fine dining, cuisine from all over the world. You will never run out of yummy options after moving to Irvine!
Arts/Entertainment: The Orange County Zoo is located in Irvine. For those fascinated by science and technology, there is the Beall Center for Art & Techology. For art lovers, there is the Irvine Fine Arts Center, one of a number of art centers. The Orange County Great park is sure to be one of the great metropolitan parks of the 21st century. There is something for everyone here!
Irvine Global Village Festival: This annual event is a highlight of the year for the city, celebrating cultural diversity. It features music and dance from around the world and lots of hands-on activities.
Outdoors: The Irvine Regional Park is 160 acres of trails and trees. The San Joaquin Sanctuary has plenty of trails to watch migrating wildlife. And the beach is just a few minutes away.
Transportation: Irvine has a very advanced Traffic Research and Control Center, making travel through the city more efficient. It is connected by Interstates 5 and 405 and by Highway 55 (to Newport Beach). It is served by the Metrolink commuter railway and has a mass-transit bus service. For cyclists, it has a system of bike lanes.
Education: It is home to UC-Irvine, Concordia University and Irvine Valley College. Irvine’s four high schools frequenly make Newsweek's list of Top Public High Schools. There are great education options here whether you are looking for K-12 education for your kids or higher education for you or your family.