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Irvine Life

Irvine, California, is a great place to live and work. We are located in the middle of Orange County, just minutes from the ocean and a short drive from the mountains and desert. We are 40 miles south of Los Angeles, 80 miles north of San Diego, and six miles inland from the Pacific Ocean.

The beautiful city of Irvine, the largest-area city in Orange County, has been rated one of the best places to live due to our desirable climate, recreation, education, health care, cost of living, transportation, the arts, employment, and low crime rates.

Irvine has been identified as the third safest large city in the nation, with a population approaching 150,000. Entertainment opportunities abound in Irvine. The city is home to The Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum, the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, The Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

One of the nation's most prestigious academic institutions, the University of California, Irvine, calls Irvine home. Dozens of corporate headquarters and Fortune 500 companies are housed in Irvine, with more than 165,000 people working in the city.

To learn more about Irvine, visit The City of Irvine web site.


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