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The master-planned Irvine community of Orange County is one of innovation, modernism and evolution. Originally envisioned as a collection of farms and ranches, the number of distinguished Irvine homes for sale multiplied aggressively throughout the 60’s and 70’s, morphing into a thriving city of sophistication, refinement and progressive thinking in the 2000's. The individual "villages" within the city come to life within a multitude of 24/7 guard-gated communities that promise quiet, tree lined streets that are extremely walkable. Chosen by CNNMoney in 2008 to be the fourth-best place to reside in the U.S., and ranked as one of the top cities for start-up businesses, Irvine real estate is also recognized for its Institutions of higher-learning. The city of Irvine consistently ranks as the safest city in America with a population over 100,000, and veteran Realtors in Irvine say that the city is also acknowledged as being the “third-happiest” place to call home.
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Home to the; Spectrum Center, Orange County Great Park, Heritage Park and The Market Place, the Irvine residents have access to nearly 80 neighborhood parks. The elegant Irvine luxury homes for sale remain in increasing demand partly because of their easy entry to nearly 45-miles of off-road bicycle trails, and over 280-miles of on-road lanes. Around the attractive Irvine properties, the city sponsors a plethora of recreation and cultural programs year-round. Each October, Irvine hosts the Global Village Festival to commemorate the distinctiveness among its citizens.
The prominent Irvine local real estate market 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 housing market in Irvine has always offered the most-updated urbane creature comforts, luxury appointments and modern amenities to its potential home owners. The majority of the distinguished estate homes in Irvine are graced with a panoramic vista of some type, including; mountain, hills, Ocean and city-lights vistas. The community 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.
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 properties 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, semi-custom, and tract-style homes. Irvine is an environmentally conscious city trending towards green-building technology with sustainable landscapes and drip irrigation.
Irvine is a sprawling, prosperous city encompassing more than sixty-three square miles. 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 home owners in Irvine. 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 within the city's borders of 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 in Irvine runs the gamut with smaller properties in guard-gated communities to enormous estates and mansions located in custom 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 Irvine.
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 local real estate layout, 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.
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