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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    B
Turtle Rock is a neighborhood in Irvine, California with a population of 24,126. Turtle Rock is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Turtle Rock offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Turtle Rock there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Turtle Rock tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Turtle Rock are highly rated.
About Turtle Rock...
Population
24,126

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,310,405
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,177
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Turtle Rock Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$121,531
National
$55,322
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%
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Turtle Rock Reviews

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Lived in area for 17 years with family after moving from overseas. Picked the area for the schools which are great. Overall it’s worked well - walk to elementary school, but not to high school. Expect to spend a lot of time driving & lots of apartments = BUSY roads & jams
Neighborhood quiet. Community pool & park are a focus but people mostly keep to themselves with a lot of people moving in - not a real sense of community. Homes pricey - a challenge to get on the housing market.
It's served us well but lack of community & cost of housing mean that now our kids are leaving we want to move to lower cost with more community/diversity. Others have moved out once their children graduated

Near ocean. Trails and greenbelt areas walkable from your door. Good shopping. A lot of good restaurants. Theaters /music - concerts at South Coast & The Observatory. Disney & Knotts Berry Farm 20 minute drive. Orange County airport . Can't beat facilities and accessibility of the area.
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I love Irvine. I've been living in the same house in Irvine for 18 years (since birth). I think it's an amazing place to raise a family or for anyone that isn't looking for a constant adrenaline rush. It's true that Irvine might not be the most exciting place, but it's an amazing place to live. The air quality is amazing (fresh air everywhere) and it's so peaceful but still close to everything you'd ever need. There's food from almost any ethnicity you can think of within a 15 minute drive and if you ever want to drive further, there's some pretty famous places only around 45 minutes away in LA. The city definitely has every day-to-day necessity and if you ever want to get some adrenaline pumping there are tons of options within an hour drive or less. I really love Irvine and I've committed to UCI so I'll be sticking around for at least 4 more years.
Community events are planned from time to time, however some neighbors are not friendly. Many seem uptight and don't bother engaging in conversation. The community is pretty pet friendly, many are dog and cat owners. The neighbors have lived in the area for many years.