Review of Irvine, California

Best place to raise a family (live/work)
Star Rating - 5/28/2020
I wouldn't live elsewhere. I originally moved to Irvine in 2002 from the Midwest, not knowing what it even was. I left and moved around a great deal locally in OC, IE/LA, and lived mainly in OC Cities. I moved back to Irvine in 2012, and ultimately bought a house here.

It might not be glitz and glam or have a wild nightlife. But what it is, is diverse, safe, convenient, and clean. I've lived in so many places in my life that I chose Irvine to settle down in and raise a family. The amount of parks, activities, and the location (so many businesses here and the Airport) it is an ideal place to live and work. There are just so many positives to list, but I feel it has everything.

The racial markup of the city is diverse it is 40% white / 40% Asian / 20% other. The biggest downside is the cost of living; most of the apartments are owned by the Irvine Company and SUPER expensive. Almost all areas/homes pay a HOA or Mello Roos tax.

James | Irvine, CA
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