Irvine is centrally located in Orange County California. It is known for its great schools, well planned communities and shopping centers. It’s no wonder it was chosen as the fourth best place to live by CNNMoney.com in 2008 and consistently ranks as the safest city in America.
Irvine is home to the prestigious University of California Irvine, known for it Medical School ,Law School, teaching hospital and the first Earth System Science Department in the United States. UCI Men’s and women’s teams compete in 18 different sports. Pepperdine University, Stanbridge University, Concordia University, Soka University, Westcliff University, and Irvine Valley College have campuses in Irvine as well.
Irvine public schools which have received a “10” rating by greatschools.org include Vista Verde, Stone Creek Elementary, Hicks Canyon Elementary School, Lakeside Middle School, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Sierra Vista Middle School, University High School, Woodbridge High School, Northwood High School, Irvine High School, and several others.
Communities in Irvine include Cypress Village, Alexandria, Kensington Court, Savannah, Caserta, Laurel, Mulberry, Jade Court, Magnolia, Jasmine, Marigold, Avalon Calistoga, Petaluma, Avila, Delano, Piedmont, Belvedere, Marin, Deerfield Park, El Camino Glen, Irvine Groves, Ranch, Walnut Square, Deerfield Patio, Greentree, Smoketree, Willows, Deerfield Townhomes, Heritage Park, Walnut Court, Great Park, Beechwood, Melrose, Roundtree, Whistler, Birch Trail, Sagewood, Harmony, Rosemist, Springhouse, Laguna Altura, Hidden Canyon, Alder Creek, Brentwood, campanile, Mendocino North, Monticello, San Simeon, Sonoma, Triana, Auburn, Brisbane, Evergreen, Miramar, Santa Venetia, Terra Bella, Vintners Reserve, Bel Aire, Cambria, Huntington Collection, Monterey, San Juan Bautista, Saratoga, and Tiburon, Northwood, 39 Park NW, Arbors, Bella Rosa, Classic Homes, Fieldstone Classics, Glenneyre at Lanes End, Irvine Springs, Mericort, Northwood Meadows, Northwood Villas, Peppermill Run, Serissa, Somerton, The Lakes, Vista Filare, Arbor Crest, Bainbridge, Canyon Creek, Crestwood Estates, Glen, Greystone Villas, Imperial Homes, Lexington, Northwood Park, Oakhurst, Park Paseo, Racquet Club, Shadow Run, Square, Timberline, Windstream, Oak Creek, Acacia, Cobblestone, Kenwood, Aldea, Cottage Homes, Montilla, Ashford Place, Cricket Club, Oak Park, Orangetree, Orchard Glen, Terrace, Orchard Hills, Amelia, La Vita, Saviero, Trevi, Vista Scena, Capella, Messina, Strada, Varenna, Entrata, Terraza, Vicenza, Bougainvillea, Las Colinas, Primrose, Cottage Homes, Los Arboles, Paloma, San Carlos, Decada, Manzanita, Prado, Serra, Quail Hill, Ambridge, Ivy Wreath, Linden, Sage, Tapestry, Casalon, Jasmine, Olivos, Sandalwood, Vicara, Chantilly, Laurel Quail Hill, Sinenna, Rancho San Joaquin, RSJ Townhomes, RSJ Villas, Shady Canyon, Master’s Collection, Villas of Shady Canyon, Shady Canyon Custom, Sycamores Shady Canyon, Stonegate, Turtle Ridge, Amberhill, Bontanica, Chaumont, La Cima, Arborel, Canyon’s Edge, Citrus, Whispering Glen, Ashton Green, Chantory, Fiore, Turtle Rock, Broadmoor, Crest, Glen Townhomes, Ridge Townhomes Bred, Summit Gallery, Terrace President, Concordia, Crest Custom, Highlands Garden, Point-Turtle Rock, Ridge Townhomes Peter, Summit Regency, Vista, Crest-Akins, Glen Garden Homes, Highlands Lusk, Ridge Garden Homes, Ridge-Irvine Pacific, Summit Towne Collection, University Park, Cambridge Court, Oxford Court, Columbia Square, Princeton Townhomes, Walnut, College Park, Windwood GardenHomes, ?Colony, Parklane, Windwood Townhomes, Colony 1, Revere, West Irvine, Amberwood, Concord, Ivywood, Traditions, Barrington, Glen Willows, Legacy, Sheridan Place, Wisteria, Briarwood, Heritage, Liberty, Sheridan Square, Westpark, Barcelona, Corte Bella, Sorrento, Trieste, Borgatta, Cortina, Positano, Tiempo, Trovata, Brio, Colverdale, Promenade, Tierra, Vista West Park, Woodbridge, Alders, Chateaux, Creekside, Gables, Lakeshore, Landing, Park Vista, Seaport, Stonegate, Village Green, Windsor Estates, Arborlake, Cottage Homes, Crossing, Glen, Lakeside, Laurels, Parkside, Seasons, Summerfield, Villager, Woodbeidge Reserve, Briarglen, Cove, Estates, Grove, Place, Somerset, Willow Creek, Woodbury, Bowen Court, Coronado, Garland Park, La Casella, Montecito, Rosemoor, Sonoma, Cachette, Cortile, Grove, Lombard Court, Santa Cruz, Treo, Carmel, Four Quartlets, Juliet’s Balcony, Mille Fleurs, Portisol, Santa Rosa and more.