University Park is located close to UCI somewhat between Turtle Ridge, University Town Center, Rancho San Joaquin, Westpark, and Woodbridge. Lots of Single Family homes many are attached. Most of them are plain and simple homes. They were originally built for the UCI staff and students. It has its own five neighborhoods. One of the few villages with lots of walkways and green patches right within the community. Lots of cul-de-sacs to keep the speeding traffic and non-local traffic out of the village. The pride of Irvine University High School, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School is in the area. The HOAs are very low compared to many areas in IRvine, and there is no Mello Roos in this village.
It is not too far from Mason Regional Park a 45 acres outdoors for all age groups, University park is well connected to the freeways.