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Living a New urban/master planned Lifestyle in Irvine, California

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Where to Retire in Irvine and Home Prices

There are a number of active adult communities in Irvine (see link at top left). Zillow reports the median home value was $963,053, in mid-2021.

What Is Special about Irvine

Crime here is incredibly low.

What Is Not Special about Irvine

Real estate here is relatively high, since Irvine is such an affluent community.

Climate and Physical Environment

Irvine, like most of Southern California, has a pleasant mediterranean climate.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

All of the colleges in the area means there are plenty of cultural options, from youthful bars and restaurants to many theater and dance venues.


Crime in Irvine is incredibly low for a bigger community.

Medical Facilities

Kaiser Foundation Hospital Anaheim is four miles away.


Orange County has John Wayne Orange County Airport within 30 minutes of Irvine. An International Airport, it is large, clean, and a much better alternative to Los Angeles Airport, the next large International Airport in the area. An hour's drive from Irvine, LAX is extremely busy, the surrounding area is crime ridden, and the drive is tortuous.

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