The fast-growing city of Irvine is one of Southern California's favorite family communities that feature a blend of carefully-planned neighborhoods, open space and parks, retail and commercial areas, and excellent schools. Located in central Orange County, Irvine is one of the nation's largest planned urban communities and encompasses over 66 square miles with a population of over 250,000 residents. State figures show that the city of Irvine was the seventh fastest growing city in the state in 2012. Irvine is centrally located and connected by the I-5, I-405, and 55 freeways. John Wayne Airport is also just minutes north of the city.
The job market and local economy in Irvine is thriving as the city is home to some of the largest business centers in the country, including the Irvine Spectrum and Irvine business complex. It is estimated that about 8,000 businesses are located in Irvine providing 170,000 jobs to residents throughout the county.
Irvine has experienced significant development over the past several years with new housing, retail and business campuses added. The city is home to 21 community parks as well as 45 neighborhood parks of various sizes. Irvine also has its own fine arts center, adventure playground, nature center, and a dog park.
Irvine City Guide