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%

Irvine Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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%
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Irvine is probably one of the safest, cleanest, and greenest cities in CA (if not, in the US)! It is located in Orange County, so it's really easy to go up to LA area or drive down to San Diego. Irvine is home to a lot of high-ranking schools like the University of California Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, the Orange County Center of the University of Southern California (USC), and campuses of California State University Fullerton (CSUF), University of La Verne, and Pepperdine University. This city is really beautiful with streets dotted with flowers and trees. It is very quiet and all neighborhoods are well-maintained. There's a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities.
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Irvine is known as one of, if not, the most safest city in the United States of America! Being in Southern California, specifically Orange County, Irvine is right in the middle of some of California's large cities: Los Angeles and San Diego. Whether you want to go see an event occurring at the Staples Center, or attend Sea World, know that each attraction is only one hour away. Aside from this, Irvine is only about a half hour away from the happiest place in the world, Disneyland! This amazing county also has California Adventures, Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City. Irvine has so much to offer with its beautiful scenery and wonderful attractions!
A beautiful city that provides a safe, diverse, friendly and modern environment! There are many plazas to eat, shop and play at, lots of parks, and good and safe nightlife! The city is extremely modern and is always adding new business that are innovative in terms of food culture and lifestyle. It is the perfect city to raise a family since it is so safe and the school district is top notch. The city itself has a high diversity in demographic and incorporates many international themes into its city planning. Be prepared to travel the world with its limitless selection of ethnic foods!