A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$688,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,903
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      22
      273
    • Murder
      1
      6
    • Rape
      10
      41
    • Robbery
      22
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      203
      525
    • Theft
      1,218
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      78
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $92,278
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      29%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      38%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      21%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      8%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      4%
      13%

    Irvine Reviews

    111 reviews
    All Categories
    I've lived here all my life, and I absolutely love it! This town is SAFE! I've never heard of a crime happening in my town. Everyone is nice and there is a wonderful sense of community. I live in a planned community with a pool and water slide, sidewalks, community events, and loads of kids and block parties. The schools are amazing. Also, something important to our family...Disneyland Resort is a 20 minute drive! I HIGHLY recommend living here
    Review Irvine
    Irvine is a very clean master planned community. I love all the walking and biking trails that have been intergrated so thoughtfully through the communities in Irvine.Irvine using recycled water for the parks and green areas creating what appears to be drought free landscape. In addition, the shopping centers are charming with music pumped through outside sitting areas. All of this creates a resort living experience!
    I fell in love with Irvine when I moved here for college. My day to day life occurs in a 3 mile radius when it comes to school, my job, and my daughter's preschool. So convenient! Since Irvine is a melting pot, you can find many different ethnic restaurants which is exciting for a foodie like me. Additionally, our city is rated number one in the nation for safety. I feel safe doing life's simple pleasures like taking my daughter on a walk to the park. I love to run, especially at night and I am able to do so since I feel secure and Irvine has many different trails and parks to roam. Irvine surpluses in its' landscaping as there are beautiful lush greenery, flowers, and palm trees. Take a picture anywhere and it will look like you're in paradise. I plan to stay here for my daughter because she can receive a great education as it is recognized as one of the top school systems in the US. Irvine is a planned city and I am looking forward to seeing what will be developed in the future.