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Irvine, CA

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Irvine, California is a planned city in Southeastern California. It is part of the famed Orange County with a population of 212,375. An informal study done in 2013 showed that the number of residents might have increased by as much as 10,000 with the area showing healthy growth and development over the past few years. CNNMoney.com named the city the 4th best place to live in the United States in 2008 and in 2012 it was 6th best.

Getting Around in Irvine, CA

Irvine has quite a few transit services including bus routes that are operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority, or OCTA. Besides the county bus system, the city has its own bus shuttle called iShuttle. The city also has a Metrolink line that runs through Orange County, serving the city’s railroad needs for passengers and freight travel. Major highways in the area include Interstates 5 and 405 as well as California State Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261.

72
Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
33
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Irvine is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.55%
  • 12.22%
  • 1.72%

Concordia University

<p>Concordia University is a private Christian college located in the city of Irvine and associated with the Lutheran Church. The name Concordia is actually a reference to the Book of Concord, which is a popular Lutheran text. Concordia offers undergraduate and graduate courses and has a total of 6 different colleges. Over 3,000 students currently attend the institution and the school participates in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics system under the Eagles mascot. Basketball, soccer, and swimming are all popular sports.</p>

University of California, Irvine

<p>The University of California, Irvine (or UC Irvine) is a major institution for the state of California. It has almost 30,000 students and over 10,000 staff members, of which about a tenth are faculty and professors. The campus is the fifth largest in the University of California system. Considered by many to be the public school equivalent to an Ivy League school, UC Irvine has over 300 million dollars in research expenses every year with a pristine Medical Center and a teaching hospital among the recipients.</p>

Orange County Great Park

<p>Orange County Great Park is a decommissioned military base. At one point, it served as a Marine Corps Air Station for the city of Irvine, but it was retired in the late 1990s. City residents voted to put it back to use as a nature preserve and the Air Station was renamed to Orange County Great Park. The park has multiple attractions including a balloon ride and a playground for kids. The balloon ride actually takes its passengers up to 500 feet in the air, giving them a spectacular view of the region.</p>