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

    90 reviews
    All Categories
    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!
    Review Irvine
    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.
    Irvine is an amazing city. Located in the heart of Orange County, CA. Irvine offers a wide variety of things to do. If you're in the mood for some shopping and good eats, head over to the Irvine Spectrum where you can find an array of stores & delicious restaurants. Another family-fun place is Tanaka Farms where you can pick pumpkins for Halloween or pick fresh fruit & veggies to eat! Irvine has many running trails back in the hills of Irvine Regional Park. Nevertheless, there is always something fun and active to do in Irvine. You will not be disappointed.