Irvine, CA Homes For Sale
Upscale Amenities - Luxury Living
The master-planned Irvine community is often called the Silicon Valley of Orange County and it is undeniably a city of innovation, modernism, commerce and luxury residential living. Initially envisioned as a collection of farms and ranches, the number of single-family-residences, condos, townhouses, estates, mansions and newly constructed properties have multiplied aggressively across the highly-desirable Irvine real estate market throughout the 60’s and 70’s, and continues up to the present-day where the city has evolved into a thriving community of sophistication, refinement, and high-culture - an unforgettable living destination that is unequaled in Southern California. Each unique "Village of Irvine" comes to life within a multitude of expansive 24/7 guard-gated communities that provide professionally managed H.O.A.'s that promise a safe and secure environment to live, work and play in, all set against a suburban/urban background in neighborhoods that are found on reticent, tree-lined streets. Most of the newer homes in Irvine have Mello-Roos tax assessments that are paid on top of the regular property taxes. Chosen by CNNMoney to be the second safest places to reside in the U.S., and ranked as one of the top cities in the Nation for start-up businesses, the upscale-contemporary Irvine real estate market is also recognized; locally, nationally and internationally for the Irvine public schools that are located in the Irvine Unified School District which are ranked among the highest in the Country, as well as it institutions of higher-learning.
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The trendy and fashionable city of Irvine is well-respected for its quality of homes with enduring architecture, resort-style recreation, access to open green areas, convenience, safety and the opportunity for economic prosperity. In Irvine, individuals and families can confidently establish their own traditions and histories that will move from generation to generation. The majority of the enticing neighborhoods in Irvine have continued to appreciate in market value and were tenacious in standing up against market forces during the last two recessions. Quite different from other cities across the U.S. When supply and demand in some communities may remain level, the exclusive Irvine residential market continues to rise in demand, leading directly to higher selling prices for the home owners. The supply of eye-catching Irvine luxury homes for sale have been having a difficult time keeping up with the pace of demand for the properties, with a major part being attributed to the huge influx of foreign investors. When all of these facts are considered combined together with a strong business community that provides high paying jobs for the residents of Irvine, it easy to see why more and more people are calling these unique communities home. All of the "Villages of Irvine" were built with the active Orange County lifestyle in mind, and most of the communities also possess excellent amenities such as parks, recreational facilities, community pools, tot-lots, picnic and BBQ areas, and numerous other amenities created for family-oriented residences.
Some to the; Irvine Spectrum Center, Orange County Great Park, and Heritage Park, the captivating Irvine housing market as a whole has access to nearly 80 neighborhood parks. The handsome and stylish properties in Irvine remain popular because of their easy access to nearly 45-miles of off-road bicycle trails, and over 280-miles of on-road lanes, combined with easy access to the toll-roads the 405 and 5-freeways. The city sponsors a plethora of recreation and cultural programs focused on the city's youth year-round, such as the Global Village Festival which commemorates the distinctiveness among its citizens. Part of the attractiveness of the classy homes in Irvine is that they are able to accommodate buyers from all income brackets - from first-time buyers, to trade-up (or trade-down) equity buyers, to investors interested in a second vacation home. The prices of the distinguished residences in Irvine run the gamut. From one-bedroom, one-bathroom condos, with approximately 680 square feet starting in the mid $300,000's to four-bedroom, four-bathroom tract homes, with approximately 2,800 square starting in the low $1,000,000's to luxuriant estates and mansions in Shady Canyon/Turtle Rock with seven-bedrooms and fourteen-bathrooms with approximately 14,000 square feet of living space approaching the $20,000,000 mark!
The Irvine community of Orange County is defined by its originality, functionality, and ingenuity, and the classy Irvine custom homes for sale are constructed with architectural styles reflecting; Mediterranean, Traditional, Contemporary, Spanish-style and Ultra-Modern influences. Their are beautiful tract homes that are blessed to be situated in environs that are sheltered and secure. The Irvine residential market has always offered the most-updated urbane creature comforts, luxury appointments and modern amenities to its potential home owners. The majority of the distinguished estates in Irvine are graced with a panoramic vista of some type, including; mountain, hills, Ocean and city-lights vistas. The city of Irvine is robust with buyers having access on BanCorp Realty's website to; attached and detached homes, low and mid-rise condos, lofts, penthouses and villas.
The Zip Codes for the city of Irvine are: 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616-93620, 92623, 92650, and 92697 and the Area Codes are 949/657 and 714. The population of the city is over 276,000 which makes in the sixteenth most populated city in California and seventy-fifth in the United States. The city is a sprawling that covers over 65 square miles. The city symbols of Irvine include the Western Swallowtail Butterfly (insect), Lily of the Nile (flower) and Camphor (tree). The largest employers in city include; Blizzard Entertainment, Broadcom Corporation, Edwards, Lifesciences and Parker Hannifin. The main “points of interest” in the City of Irvine are; UCI Arboretum, The Market Place, Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Mason Park, Boomers and Ayn Rand Institute.
Why People Love Irvine
Trusted and seasoned Buyers Agents say that the city is planted in the heart of O.C., and the residents have access to major freeways, toll-roads and thoroughfares. The unique Irvine view homes within the city's borders are growing exponentially, fueled by both local, national and international investors (many of whom are paying cash for faster closes of escrow). Families and professionals have access to a virtual potpourri of housing choices including; stylish Irvine custom-built homes and mansions. Irvine is an environmentally conscious city trending towards green-building technology with sustainable landscapes and drip irrigation.
The eye-catching Irvine upscale homes strike a perfect balance of metropolitan and suburban living, and has some of some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in South County (Shady Canyon, Laguna Altura, Turtle Rock and Turtle Ridge, The Plaza high-rise to name a few). The proportionally low crime rate and high median per capita income, combined with award-winning school system and dynamic job market, only leads to the increased satisfaction of the Irvine home owners. If you enjoy the great outdoors, so did the City planners who created preserves across the city such as the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, which serves as a refuge for migrating and local wildlife. Located only 15-minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, the gorgeous homes in Irvine savor benign weather throughout the year – never too chilly in the Winter, and never too warm in the Summer months.
Where Is Irvine Located?
It is bordered by Tustin to the north, Santa Ana to the Northwest, Laguna Hills to the Southeast, Costa Mesa to the North and Newport Beach to the Southwest. Irvine is one of the top cities for start-up’s businesses and its fast growing economy helped place O.C. as one of the top-ten fastest growing job markets in the nation. The city is also used as a location for film-shoots for both major and minor film projects.
The exclusive one and two-story homes in Irvine are found in close proximity to a multitude of man-made lakes, hiking and biking trails, beautiful golf courses, 5-star cuisine, top-rated hotels, and world-class shopping. Regardless of whether you prefer the laid-back suburban lifestyle or the modern urban way of life, the handsome Irvine, California homes spring to life adjacent to serpentine streets where people are friendly, wave and know each other’s names (first and last). The inventory of available homes for sale runs the gamut with smaller condos in guard-gated communities to enormous single-family-residences located in upper-class home enclaves. The price points for a detached home starts out at around $800,000’s and jumps up to the “stratosphere” in certain exclusive areas of the City.
The city has three public libraries: Heritage Park, University Park, and Katie Wheeler Library. The Irvine Community Television (ICTV) produces and broadcasts television programs on news, sports, arts, culture, and safety. Law enforcement is provided to the city through the I.P.D., and fire protection is administered by the O.C. Fire Authority. Architect William Pereira and the Irvine Company designed the real estate layout in the city of Irvine, which is nominally divided into townships, which are called "villages of Irvine", separated by six-lane streets. Each area contains houses of similar design features and lot sizes. A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have established their national and/or international headquarters in Irvine.
Irvine has been home to a plethora of filming shoots and here is a list of following productions that have either been partially or entirely filmed in Irvine (the city government grants free or low-cost filming permits and offers location information to prospective productions); Beneath the Surface, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Eagle Eye, The Hangover Part 3, Iron Man, Kiss the Girls, Planet Earth, Zero Dark Thirty and a host of others. Colleges and Universities in Irvine; definitely considered a city of higher education, besides UCI you will find; California Southern University, Concordia University, Paramount, Irvine Valley College, Westcliff University, and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
The Irvine real estate market has placed a high emphasis on sports leagues for both the youth and adults of the city. It offers adult sports leagues (basketball, soccer and softball, tennis lessons and leads and tournaments for all age groups. The city provides athletic fields for more than 20 non-profit youth sports organization and facilitates many elite sports tournaments. This section currently oversees 35-plus soccer fields, over 40 baseball diamonds and nearly 90 tennis courts. Business and Commerce: Irvine provides jobs to more than 190,000 people and over 20,000 businesses have a license here. The city leaders believe that it is crucial that the city maintain a bond between and among the local business environment for everyone’s mutual advantage. They believe that it is crucial that they understand the wants and needs of its local businesses to that they can address their cumulative needs. The city also believes that the local commerce and businesses (and their employees) are aware of the many outreach services that Irvine provides. In 2012 an organization was created to bolster a foundation upon which the city’s economic development efforts will be forged and will evolve in the future.
The Irvine local homes are surrounded by 3 senior centers located strategically through the city including the; Lakeview Senior Center, Rancho Center and Trabuco Center. Some of the amenities provided to the Irvine community include a; game room, computer lab, fitness center and Rose Garden Café. Special Interest Groups: The residents are encouraged to join one of the many clubs at both the Lakeview and Rancho Senior Centers which include the; Friends of Outreach, Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Association, Irvine Korean Evergreen Association, Irvine Senior Travelers, and NEDA ) Association of Iranian American Seniors).
Did You Know?
* SAFEST CITY - For more than a decade, Irvine has ranked as the safest city in America. As its population has grown, the city has become even safer, making it an ideal community for families.
* BEST IN CLASS - The Villages of Irvine is served by the acclaimed Irvine and Tustin Unified School Districts. High-performing schools in both districts have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon, California Distinguished and California Gold Ribbon Schools.
* MASTERFULLY PLANNED - For the fifth consecutive year, the Villages of Irvine was named the "Top-Selling Master-Planned Community" in the Western United States.
* HIGH-TECH BOOM - With a cluster of nearly 900 technology companies - including industry giants Blizzard Entertainment, Verizon Wireless and Core Logic - Irvine ranks as the number 5 Small American City of the Future for Economic Potential.
* A WALK IN THE PARK - The Villages of Irvine was recognized in 2017 for having the best park system in Southern California and the seventh best nationwide.
* THRIVING ECONOMY - Master planned to be an economic powerhouse, Irvine is home to 15,000 businesses, including more than one-third of all Fortune 500 companies. Unemployment is a mere 2.4 percent, about half that of the state.
* NATURAL BEAUTY - More than one-third of the entire City of Irvine - some 16,500 acres - is permanently preserved open space.
* TOP UNIVERSITY - Ranked the Number 9 Best Public University in America, the University of California, Irvine, is an emerging research institute that fuels the city's high-tech industry and boosts the county's economy by more than $5 billion annually.
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