Irvine is renowned for its master planned communities and exceptional schools. In Newsweek’s annual ranking, Irvine had three high schools in the top 100 nationally, and was the only city in Orange County to make that list. Because of its high marks for its communities and schools and its standing as the “Safest City in the Nation” for the 12th consecutive year according to FBI statistics, Irvine is often ranked as one of the very best cities in the nation to raise a family.
Irvine has a thriving business environment, is home to more than 1/3 of Fortune 500 companies, and has an established and growing pharmaceutical and tech industry. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and much more.