Best Places to Live

Irvine, CA

Population: 238,474
LIV
SCORE
664

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An average temperature of 71 degrees (sounds dreamy, doesn't it?) is one of many reasons why Irvine consistently ranks as one of our Best Places to Live. More than 15,000 companies enjoy prosperity in Irvine, with technology being a key player in the local economy. On the education front, college students can choose between 10 higher education campuses.

The city provides its residents with more than 16,000 acres of parks and open space, and Irvine is among the greenest cities in America thanks to a 20-year plan designed to increase the use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Residents have access to three top medical facilities, and Irvine has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, according to FBI statistics.

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Irvine, CA Ranking Data

Civic
84
Demographics
64
Economy
52
Education
96
Health
76
Housing
50
Infrastructure
52