Sculpted From Portions of The Huge Irvine Ranch;
The Country’s Largest and Best-Known Planned Community
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Incorporated in 1971, the City of Irvine is one of the nation’s largest planned urban communities encompassing more than 55 square miles; master planned as “Villages” with distinct architectural themes. The City recently annexed the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, most of which is planned to be converted into the Orange County Great Park with construction now under way.
Over 200,000 residents call Irvine their home. It is one of the nation’s safest communities as reported in June 2008 by the FBI. Irvine has a vibrant business environment and an unsurpassed educational system. The city prides itself on its parks, bicycle trails and recreational programs for children.
In 2008, BusinessWeek.com identified Irvine as one of the nation’s best cities to live during a recession. due to Irvine’s diverse business industries and strong higher education network.
Irvine is served by the Irvine Unified School District. It is home to the University of California Irvine, Irvine Valley College, and Concordia University.