According to MSN Money, Irvine California came in at #2 as the least stressed the city in the US.
Irvine got a very favorable ranking in the nation which took into account both family related stress, health, and safety. It’s the second least stressed city named by a Wallethub survey. Fremont California came in as #1, however, Irvine is the second Orange County city on the west and has average stress rankings in the work-related and money related stress categories. For family related stress, health and safety related stress, Irvine came in at #2.
Livability.com has named Irvine a 10 best college town in 2016 and one of the top green towns to visit by Tripadvisor. It was named in one of the top 100 best places to live by livability.com in 2016 and has been rated as “America’s Safest Big City” by the FBI crime rating of cities over 100,000 in population every year since 2005.
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MyLife has ranked Irvine as one of the 10 best cities to raise children and was one of the best one cities by 24/7 Wall Street in 2014. [Source]
Students are consistently ranked in the top 5 for their SAT scores and Money magazine has classified Irvine as the #1 city in its best places to live lists. Irvine has a unique commercial and employment centers that have been specifically planned to be in close proximity to residences. This minimizes travel and time between work and home for many Irvine residents. Because of this, Irvine residents average commute time to work is 15 minutes, one of the shortest in Orange County.
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In 2008, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger designated Irvine’s Bloomer Canyon as well as an additional 50,000 acres of Irvine Ranch Conservancy land and the California national landmark. In addition, locals enjoy over 16,000 acres of preserve national habitat, more than any other Orange County city. More than one-third of the entire city is permanently preserved as parks, trails, and natural open space. Many residents can walk in less than five minutes to numerous neighborhood parks and over 240 miles of trails. [Source]
With over 50 different cultures, a fantastic place to live and enjoy the outdoors, plus, pair that with very little stress, Irvine becomes one heck of a great place to call home.
If Irvine sounds like a place you’d like to live contact my office today to take a look at homes and properties in your price range. I’d love to help you find the perfect home in Irvine California.
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