If you are a potential home owner and are new to the Irvine residential market here is some additional information on the community that should be useful. The majority of the Irvine community is served by the Irvine Unified School District, fire protection is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority, and law enforcement is provided by the Irvine Police Department. Irvine is a racially diverse city with a population density of approximately 1,100 people per square mile (lower than average for Orange County). The racial makeup of the city is White, African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Pacific Island, and other races. Irvine has three public libraries: Katie Wheeler, University Park and Heritage Park Regional libraries, and the largest college is University of California Irvine.
The Irvine properties are centrally located, and if you take the 55-freeway south, it will take you directly to Newport Beach, where you will find the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast. To the north you will find Huntington Beach, which has self-christened itself “Surf-City USA”. The Irvine homes for sale are close to world-shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island/Newport Center, and the closes airport is John Wayne International in Santa Ana. Irvine real estate benefits from being close to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater where you will find concerts and events going on throughout the year as well as being in close proximity to Segerstrom Performing Arts Center where you will find everything from ballet to orchestra. The Irvine properties are close to the Orange County Zoo, which is a small 8-acre zoo located with the 400-acre+ Irvine Regional Park.