The Perfect City For Safety, Schools and Lifestyle? Irvine, California.

Sep 20, 2020

Making a decision about where to purchase your next home is a very personal one. Contact me for a personalized analysis of properties that fit your criteria. My experience and knowledge will allow me to provide you with the best representation and negotiation for your chosen property. If you are considering Irvine for your next move, request a free guide to Irvine, California to get informed.

As a real estate broker, my main job, is to provide pertinent information to potential buyers and sellers regarding proposed real estate transactions. For a buyer looking to relocate to Southern California, I invite you to consider in Irvine, California. Whether you are single or raising a family, recent studies have revealed that this city tops choices for home based on a myriad of factors that are crucial to home buyers. Before you begin searching for properties, it is valuable to learn more about the community, and factors that would influence your decision.

Statistically, these appear to be the main considerations for most residents when they make the decision to move to Irvine:


Regardless of your age or status in life, everyone wants to live in a safe community, with low crime. That is a given. You want to be safe, and feel that your children and family members are safe in the community. For that information, I don’t just provide local statistics from the police department, but rather, consider the FBI’s Annual Uniform Crime report.

This report measures Part I crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson. Consistently, for a city with 250,000+ in population, Irvine has exhibited outstanding results; and is rated Safest City in FBI Study (250,000+) for the 14th year.


The second most common reason that I find buyers inquiring about Irvine is the fact that the schools in the Irvine Unified School District are outstanding in measured categories, and have been for decades. In the 2019 Best School District Report, IUSD came in on top in Orange County based on a variety of factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores and teacher quality. (96% of students graduate, and the average SAT score is 1360.) Buyers from all over the world come to Irvine to obtain an education for their children. Additionally, Irvine is home to the renowned University of California, Irvine, as well as outstanding community colleges.


In a study evaluating 46 metrics in determining the best cities to raise a family, Irvine is named #2 in a study conducted by Wallethub. Important factors considered include:

Activities: Irvine is home to 268 parks (and growing), and offers many opportunities to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As a result of a master plan, Irvine is one of the greenest cities in the US.

Jobs: Irvine has an excellent job market, including high-wage jobs in med-tech, biotech, financial tech and many Fortune 500 companies. For those commuting to Los Angeles, the Irvine Metro-link station offers convenient transportation.

Medical Facilities: Irvine provides access to excellent medical facilities including the UCI Medical Center, which has been rated one of the to hospitals in the US for the past 18 years.

To learn more about the Irvine life, to obtain your free guide to Irvine, and to receive a personalized list of properties that fit your criteria, contact Barbara J Gilbert, Esq. Broker at

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