Irvine is one of the most prosperous cities in Orange County, California. Developed by the private real estate development company of the same name (Irvine Company) in 1960, Irvine city was formally incorporated in 1971. Are you considering moving to Irvine, Calfornia? I’ll give you 17 reasons you’ll love living here!
Moving to Irvine, California? 17 Reasons You’ll Love Living here!
- The Land of Celebrities
It’s not just that famous Olympians. such as Aaron Peirsol and Amanda Beard, or tennis player, Lindsey Davenport, live here; they actually hail from this amazing city. And, if you talk about Aubrey O’Day or Dita Von Teese, they also hail from Irvine, California.
And not just celebrities, Irvine has also served as a location for many famous films, such as Transformers and Zero Dark Thirty.
- The Improv City
We all know how awesome the stand-ups at ImprovCity are. If you enjoy a great stand-up comedy show as much I do, Irvine is where you should be. The cost of tickets, you ask? Just $10 per show. Who said awesome needs to be expensive?
- The Land of World of Warcraft
We understand that only avid gamers will know the name of Blizzard Entertainment. For those who know games, but don’t play ‘em much, Blizzard Entertainment is the name of famous video games, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo.
Blizzard Entertainment is not just headquartered in Irvine city, it also happens to be the eighth largest employer here. So, awesome games and a career, what’s not there to like about these amazing guys?
- The Creamistry
You know the best defense against the Californian heat is also the most delicious defense? Yes, ice cream. Creamistry is one such awesome ice cream shop that serves a made-to-order ice cream right before your eyes using liquid nitrogen. This is the first ice cream shop of its kind in the Orange County, and it is happening right here, in Irvine! Oh, they offer dairy-free ice cream, too.
Have you fallen in love with Irvine already? And, we just began with a few of the amazing attractions. Keep reading…
- For the Love of Fashion
The headquarters of the famous, high-end clothing company, St. John Knits, is also located in Irvine. Famous supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, and the Hollywood heartthrob, Angelina Jolie, were the prominent faces for this brand.
And that’s not all, you can easily find people donning the latest fashion trends. You just need to step outside, and you’ll feel as if the road itself has turned into a ram or a red carpet for that matter.
- Children’s Museum
No, it’s not a museum of children, but rather for children, and one that you will really enjoy. One of the top attractions in Irvine, Pretend City Children’s Museum, is a play city for children. This includes fun and learning! The play city includes areas, such as a farm, fire station, post office and more! This place really pushes kids to use their imagination with hands-on learning exhibits.
- Hot Wheels
Be it the concept cars, restored classics or the hot rods, the streets and roads of Irvine are always a host to some of the most beautiful cars you can ever come across.
- Architectural Marvels
The city is divided into townships and individual villages, 46 of them. And all the villages boast of a different architectural theme. From Spanish architecture to Bungalow craftsmanship, you’ll find it all here.
- Traffic? What Traffic?
Thanks to the Irvine Traffic Control and Research Center, the ground sensors and cameras adjust traffic automatically by monitoring the traffic flow. Now, that’s what we all want, don’t we?
- The Irvine Museum
Irvine welcomes the artistic kind with an open heart. Irvine Museum exhibits works of famous artists, such as Phil Dike and Emil Kosa Jr.
- Ayn Rand
If you’ve read The Fountainhead and/or Atlas Shrugged, the name would have already sent some real goose pimples your way. The non-profits Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine makes sure the coveted author’s ideas and philosophy in education stay alive.
- No Need of a Caped Crusader
In the category of cities with a population 100,000 or above, Irvine has been rated as the safest city. And it’s been nine years in a row that Irvine has received this title. Irvine is not just a big city; it’s the safest big city in the nation. No need for a vigilante, I suppose.
- And Irvine’s Smart Too!
With more than 70 percent of Irvine’s population holding at least a bachelor’s degree, three libraries and eight universities, you won’t have trouble finding someone to have a good conversation with over a cup of coffee.
- Irvine Spectrum Center
This is the place where you can watch any movie of your choice. This is a massive theater that once used to be the biggest movie theater on the West Coast, and it stands proudly with 21 screens. I’ve been at the Irvine Spectrum Center, and trust me, it’s still as breathtaking.
- Le Diplomat Café at UC Irvine
This is where you’ll find the best sandwiches in Irvine. No, not subways, sandwiches, both hot and cold! And the best part is that they’re all available at affordable rates so that students can enjoy ‘em. And don’t forget to ask for garlic sauce. You can thank me later.
- Vietnamese Style Coffee
Want one more reason why live in Irvine? This interesting coffee is available at the BLK Coffee. Try their “VTM” Coffee — slow-dripped, Vietnamese, craft coffee.
- Summer Nights
Thanks to the Flights and Sounds Summer Festival, which happens in August every year, a lot of artists, both local and from other parts of the world, flock to Irvine. What makes the event even more awesome? The entry is absolutely free!
So if you are considering buying a home in Irvine, Calfornia and want to know more about the area or gain some guidance on these suggestions, let’s talk! I’d love to show you the town. Contact me today. I’d love to be your Orange County Realtor!