neighborhoody, outdoorsy, healthy, diverse
Irvine is known for its safe neighborhoods, outstanding schools, family-friendly establishments, and outdoors enthusiasts. It is home to the prestigious University of California, Irvine (UCI). It’s quite easy to find a new healthy, up-and-coming restaurant here, or to spot a group of cyclists along the many trails and paths winding through the city. Some of the nicest parks with elaborate and fun playgrounds filled with young kids with their families can be found right here in Irvine. And don’t let all the shopping centers fool you — true, you won’t have to search far for a Starbucks, Target, Costco, or Trader Joe’s, but there are tons of unique shops and businesses geared toward the diverse groups of people that live and work here. Irvine is a great place for people looking to experience that true, more relaxed suburban lifestyle.