OK Register readers voted Irvine the best place to live in Orange County – beating the county’s 33 other cities.
Irvine received the highest accolade in this year’s Best of OC Awards for its high quality of life, where residents enjoy the best parks in California (The Trust for Public Land) and the high-ranking school district in Southern California (SAT score). in the safest city in America (FBI).
The registry’s ranking reflects national polls in which Irvine is consistently ranked among the top cities in America for health, safety, education, family upbringing, job hunting, and just plain happiness.
“We live a good life here,” says Chris Banks, a Portola Springs resident, noting that he and his family love the opportunities to hike, bike, and swim around town. “It’s awesome.”
The Registry’s Best of OC Awards also recognize the Irvine Spectrum Center as the best shopping and dining destination in the county.
“Irvine Spectrum, which attracts around 17 million people annually, has always been more than just a shopping spree,” says the register of its “Ferris wheel, carousel, 21-screen film complex and improv comedy club” and its numerous restaurants. ”
Master planned for success
What’s behind Irvine’s success? The OK register refers to the Irvine master plan.
The master plan was intended to counter the unbridled growth of Los Angeles in the 1950s. As the residential expansion neared the Irvine Ranch, the Irvine Company asked famous architect William Pereira to design a brand new city – one with a large university at its core.
She wanted a city that balanced people with employment and space, maintained the highest standards of architecture and design, and focused on education.
The Irvine master plan provided that vision.
This forever changed the course of Irvine and created one of the best cities in America.
Other Irvine Awards:
- number 1 in public safety in the US
- number 1 in financial strength in the US
- number 1 Parking system in CA.
- number 1 School district in SoCal
- number 1 City to find a job in SoCal
- number 1 Space for families in SoCal