Irvine Area and Community Information

Community


Irvine CA real estateIrvine is in Orange County in Southern California. It is approximately 15 miles from the beach and approximately 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Those who want to purchase  will find different types of homes for sale. Houses with more than four bedrooms are available for people who prefer larger homes. Those who want houses with less space can purchase homes with three bedrooms. People who are looking for smaller places can find two-bedroom houses and condos. Some condos in Irvine have three or four bedrooms. Condo complex amenities may include pools and tennis courts. Luxury homes for sale in Irvine have amenities such as scenic views and outdoor living areas. Some of these homes have theaters and gyms.


Most of Irvine is located in the Irvine Unified School District. There are four high schools, five middle schools, and twenty-two elementary schools.  Arnold O. Beckman High School is located in Irvine but is administered by Tustin Unified School District. The four high schools in
Irvine Unified School District have consistently made Newsweek's list of Top 1,300 U.S. Public High Schools. Irvine has been frequently recognized among the top school systems in California and as well as the United States. Several colleges are close to Irvine properties. The University of California and Concordia University have campuses in Irvine. People who want to take classes at a community college can attend Irvine Valley College.

Irvine homesOrange County Transportation Authority buses provide transportation in Irvine. Residents of Irvine homes can easily commute to work in Los Angeles by taking Metrolink trains from the train station in Irvine to Los Angeles. Vacationers can take Amtrak trains from this station to San Diego or Santa Barbara. Travelers who are flying to their vacation destinations will find it very convenient to fly from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. This airport is approximately six miles from Irvine. Los Angeles International Airport is approximately 47 miles from Irvine.

Activities and Attractions


Irvine home buyers will find plenty to do in the area. Families will enjoy the playgrounds and picnic tables at Alderwood Park and Coralwood Park. Citrus Glen Park has tennis courts. There are basketball courts at San Marco Park. Bicyclists may want to purchase Irvine homes for sale near bicycle trails. The city has more than 300 miles of bicycle lanes and off-road trails for bicyclists. Hikers will enjoy living in Irvine homes near trails in Bommer Canyon or The Irvine Ranch. Some Irvine real estate is less than 14 miles from the public beaches in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.

Irvine PropertiesIndoor attractions for residents of Irvine CA homes include the Irvine Barclay Theatre and museums. Plays, concerts and ballets are performed at the theatre. The Pretend City Children's Museum and the Irvine Museum are in Irvine. The Irvine Museum has work created by California artists between 1890 and 1930. Irvine residents can also see art at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Children and adults can take art classes at the center.

The Irvine Spectrum Center has something for everyone in the family. Entertainment options here include a train for children, a carousel, a cinema and a comedy club. Nordstrom and Target sell clothing and shoes for children and adults. Smaller stores here sell books, electronics and kitchen items.


Markets Served:  Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Orange, Tustin, Yorba Linda.  Contact Karen Yoshikawa to find out more about these communities.
Karen Yoshikawa
Karen Yoshikawa
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