Life in Irvine, California

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Irvine, California? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Irvine?
Maggie reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The city of Irvine can get pretty cold here in the winter months with average temperatures at 38 degrees. In the summer months the weather averages at about 85 degrees. There is heavy rain and winds, and no hurricanes, mud slides or torandos in this town.Irvine has one of the lowest amount of violent crime and is one of the safest cities in California. There is a visible presence of cops in this town. The only kind of crime I've heard of happening in this town are burglaries.The best parts of town are Santiago Canyon Rd/Jamboree Rd, Yale Ave, Park Pl, Como, and Jeffrey Rd/Irvine Center Dr. Some of the worst parts of town are East Irvine, Campus Dr/Irvine Center Dr. The median home prices in the better parts of town are $678,000 to $850,000 with mainly Iranian and Asians living in the neighborhood. The parts of town that aren't as nice and safe, the median price for the homes are $447,000 with the rental prices being $2,200. There are many Iranian, Russian, and Arabs in this part of the neighborhood. The homes are generally new, built from the year 2000 through today.Mainly Single, Families, and working professionals would best fit in a town like this. The people in this town are wealthy, superficial, educated, and a bit uptight. The city is generally bi cultural than multicultural. For those who prefer thrills, a spectacular nightlife than this town is not for you. The cops here are very strict and middle to upper class families who would like to raise their children would enjoy living here because it offers a clean and beautiful environment.
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The shopping centers here are great. One of the shopping centers is an outdoor mall that offers a variety of shops,restaurants, and a theater. Shopping in this town is definitely enjoyable.The best restaurants here are Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, California Fish Grill Inc, Bistango, and Houston's.Irvine offers students one of the best quality schools and teachers. The teachers are highly educated and the school district is of top quality.There are many bars and night clubs in this town for singles to meet.
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The John Wayne Airport is near Irvine and there are a few highways that are near the homes.Compared to its neighboring town of Santa Ana, Irvine is more of a wealthier and clean community. Its crime rate is much lower compared to Santa Ana. Santa Ana has horrible cops and traffic. The city is cheap looking and isn't as pleasing to the eye compared to Irvine. I would definitely prefer to live in Irvine than its neighboring town of Santa Ana.The local hospital is UC Irvine Medical Center. It's known to be one of Americas best hospitals for 13 consecutive years. Staff is very friendly and the doctors are very knowledgeable and well trained.Some of the nicest places to visit are Irvine Spectrum Center,Diamond Jamboree, University Center, William R. Mason National Park. and the Orange County Zoo.
General comments   
My general impressions of this city is that everything is spread out. It'll require you to pay extra for gas to get around. I don't get a welcoming vibe in this city only because most are wealthy and a bit arrogant. The city is very clean, safe, and most of the neighborhoods are quiet. The scenery is what will catch your eye when coming to this city. There are many trees and the homes, streets, and shopping centers are well designed and perfectly laid out.   
Irvine, California population: 212375

How many black people live in Irvine? How many white people?
Number of White People107215Percentage of White people50.5%
Number of Black People5104Percentage of Black people2.4%
Number of Hispanic People21267Percentage of Hispanic people10%
Number of Asian People92963Percentage of Asian people43.8%
Number of American Indian People1362Percentage of American Indian people0.6%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Irvine, California

Percent college grads: 65.5%
Percent grad school grads: 28.3%
Unemployment rate: 5.5
Median house value: 677100
Median income: 90939

How many singles in Irvine?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
18177161281.13men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
414037691.1men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
308241160.75men for each woman

Crimes in Irvine, California
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault560%0%
Auto Theft1210%0%

Weather History for Irvine, California

Irvine, California Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000137138910
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Irvine, California?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year241400
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000451921280

How many hot humid days a year does Irvine, California have?
How many cloudy days a year does Irvine, California have?
How many sunny days a year does Irvine, California have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Irvine, California have? How windy is it?
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MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year000128237205346267

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.