Irvine, CA Homes For Sale
The master-planned Irvine community is often called the Silicon Valley of Orange County and it is without question 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 include professionally managed H.O.A.'s that assure a safe and secure environment to live, work and play in, all set against a suburban/urban backdrop in neighborhoods that are found on reticent, tree-lined streets. Most of the newly-built 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 residential market is also recognized; both locally and nationally for the Irvine public schools that are located in the Irvine Unified School District which are ranked among the best in the Country, as well as numerous institutions of higher-learning.
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The trendy and fashionable Irvine housing market is well-respected for the quality of the properties found within its boundaries that include; 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, culture and histories that will be passed down from generation to generation. The majority of the family-orientated neighborhoods in Irvine have continued to appreciate in market value and were tenacious in standing up against market forces during the last two recessions - the direct opposite of other cities across the U.S. While the supply and demand for homes in some cities may be inconsistent, the exclusive Irvine real estate market continues to keep pace with demand, resulting in higher selling prices for the homes listed for sale. The supply of eye-catching Irvine homes for sale had some difficulty keeping up with the rapid pace of demand for the residences in Irvine, with a major component of this being attributed to a huge influx of foreign investors who are cash-buyers, leading to faster closes of escrow, which is very favorable to the homeowners. When all of these factors are consolidated together along with a strong business community that provides high paying jobs for the residents of Irvine, it easy to see why more and more people find Irvine so attractive. All of the "Villages of Irvine" were built with the active, outdoor Orange County lifestyle in mind, and the lions-share of both the well-established and newer communities possess modern community amenities such as parks, recreational facilities, community pools and spas, tot-lots, and picnic and BBQ areas - all designed to increase the satisfaction of the families who are living in any of these thoughtfully conceived communities.
Home to the; Irvine Spectrum Center, and numerous brand new home developments that are springing up across the city, the residents of Irvine, as a whole, have access to nearly 80 separate parks and recreational areas. The handsome and stylish properties in Irvine are beloved for many reasons including; access to nearly 45-miles of off-road bicycle and hiking trails, over 280-miles of on-road lanes for the bicyclist, and easy access to the toll-roads and 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 amazing Irvine coastal real estate market is that is is 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 Irvine residences 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 with asking prices that approach the $20,000,000 mark!
The majestic Irvine housing market is defined by its originality, resourcefulness, functionality, and ingenuity, and the classy Irvine luxury homes for sale were built with architectural styles reflecting; Mediterranean, Traditional, Contemporary, Spanish-style and Ultra-Modern influences. Their are beautiful tract homes in Irvine that are surrounded by the beautiful environs of Mother Nature, which assist in keeping the homes sheltered, secure, and protected. Irvine is always introducing the most-updated, ultra-plus cultured, urbane creature comforts, luxury appointments and modern renovations to the one-and two-story homes in Irvine. The majority of the remarkable estate homes are enhanced with a panoramic vista, including; mountain, hills, Ocean and city-lights views. The city of Irvine is always "one-upping" the other surrounding cities. On BanCorp Realty's user-friendly website, which uses advanced technology, potential buyers have full access to all of the; attached and detached homes, low and mid-rise condos, lofts, penthouses (found in The Plaza Irvine), and estates that are available for sale on the MLS. Many of the newly-built homes have utilized green-building technology with sustainable landscapes and drip irrigation.
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 the seventy-fifth most populated in the United States. Irvine is expansive and far reaching and covers over 65 square miles. The city symbols include the Western Swallowtail Butterfly, The Lily of the Nile flower and the Camphor tree. Some of the largest employers include; Broadcom, Lifesciences and Parker Hannifin. Numerous corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have established their headquarters in Irvine.
A few of the "points of interest” include; the UCI Arboretum, Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Mason Park, and Ayn Rand Institute. The city is also used as a location for film-shoots for both major and minor film projects that normally originate out of ood. Irvine 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.
The exquisite residences in Irvine have been strategically positioned in areas that deliver a nearly perfect balance of metropolitan and rural living, and possesses some of the most celebrated addresses in Orange County (Shady Canyon, Laguna Altura, Turtle Rock and Turtle Ridge, The Plaza mid-rise condos, Great Park, Stonegate, Columbus Grove, Northwood and Northpark to name a few). If you enjoy the great outdoors, so do the City planners who have established 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 beach cities found adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, the tantalizing Irvine view properties savor advantageous weather that is rarely inclement – never too chilly in the Winter and never too warm in the Summer.
The exclusive one and two-story homes in Irvine are found in close proximity to a multitude of man-made lakes, 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 as you drive by, and the neighbors know each other’s names (first and last). The inventory of available properties listed for sale in Irvine runs the gamut with smaller condominium complexes found in guard-gated communities to enormous single-family-residences located in upper-class home enclaves. Irvine is bordered by Tustin to the north, Santa Ana to the Northwest, Laguna Hills to the Southeast, Costa Mesa to the North Newport Beach to the Southwest.
Irvine has three public libraries: Heritage Park, University Park, and Katie Wheeler Library, and the city produces and broadcasts television programs on news, sports, arts, culture, and safety. Law enforcement is administered by the Irvine Police Department, and fire protection is provided by the O.C. Fire Authority. Architect William Pereira and the Irvine Company were the main contributors to the overall design of the real estate lay-out in the city, which have been cleverly divided into townships - which in turn are called "villages of Irvine", which are separated by six-lane streets where you will find some single-loaded streets with no homes across the street which could potentially ruin a viev.
Education for students in Irvine; the city is home to five four-year degree colleges including the prestigious University of California (UCI), Irvine Valley College, Concordia University, California Southern University, and Westcliff University - and twenty-two blue-ribbon. award-wining elementary schools including; Westpark, Vista Verde, University Park, Turtle Rock, Stone Creek, Springbrook, Santiago Hills, Plaza Vista, Oak Creek, Northwood, Meadow Park, Greentree, El Camino Real, Eastshore, Deerfield, Culverdale, College Park, Canyon View, Brywood, and Bonita Canyon and the students will attend; seven middle schools including: Vista Verde, Venado, Sierra Vista, South Lake, Rancho San Joaquin, Plaza Vista, Lakeside, and Plaza Vista. There are three High schools in the city including, Woodbridge, Northwood and University High Schools.
The noble Irvine housing market has placed a high priority on team sports that caters to both the youth and adults of the city. It offers adult sports leagues (basketball, (35+ soccer fields), baseball (over 40 baseball diamonds) softball, and tennis( 90 tennis courts) and is responsible for consolidating the tournaments for all age groups. Irvine oversees the athletic fields for more than 20 non-profit youth sports organizations and sponsors many elite sports tournaments. Business and Commerce: Irvine provides jobs to more than 190,000 people and over 20,000 businesses hang their business licenses here. The city leaders believe that it is crucial that the city maintains a strong bond and connection with the local business community for the Irvine residents' mutual advantage. In 2012 an organization was formed to bolster a foundation upon which the city’s economic development efforts will continue long into the future.
All of the memorable properties in Irvine are encompassed by 3 senior centers which are scattered in various of Irvine including the; Lakeview Senior Center, Rancho Center and Trabuco Center. Some of the activities and events provided to these senior centers include; game rooms, a computer lab, fitness center and Rose Garden Café. Special Interest Groups: The residents are encouraged to join one of the many clubs listed above which incorporates 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 one of the safest, and most meticulously-maintained city in America. As its population continues to experience rapid growth, Irvine has become even safer and secure, making it an appealing option for families.
* BEST IN CLASS - The Villages of Irvine is served by the highly-acclaimed Irvine and Tustin Unified School Districts. These high-performing schools 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 over 900 technology companies - including industry giants such as Blizzard Entertainment, Verizon Wireless and Core Logic - Irvine ranks as the fifty highest city relative to its 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 an overabundance of local and national businesses, including more than one-third of all Fortune 500 companies. Unemployment is a mere 2.4 percent, about half the average of California.
* NATURAL BEAUTY - More than one-third of the entire City of Irvine - some 16,500 acres - is has been designated as permanently preserved open space.
* TOP UNIVERSITY - Ranked the ninth-best Public University in America, the University of California, Irvine, is an emerging research institute that fuels the city's high-tech industry and contributes to Irvine's economy by more than $5 billion annually.
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