The city of Irvine was formerly known as Irvine Ranch under a Spanish land grant. This planned community is named after a family that came into prominence for their highly desired ranches and meadows which the Irvine family developed as growth overtook Orange County during the 20th century. Today, the city which runs along both sides of the San Diego 405 Freeway, includes a world class university with a performing arts center, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater and Wild Rivers Waterpark. With Orange County’s John Wayne/ Santa Ana Airport directly across the street from the city limit and cities of Newport Beach and Tustin nearby, many residents enjoy living near their jobs, either at the University of California Irvine, or at offices surrounding the airport.

The newest draw to the city is the enlarged Irvine Spectrum entertainment area pictured. California’s 27th largest city has no beaches though its next door neighbor, Newport Beach, offers islands, harbors, a peninsula and scenic beaches with two piers. Minus a beach, Irvine offers many activities in a large recreational center, an amusement park with skateboarding and miniature golf, plus several golf courses.

Popular locations are South Coast Plaza, the Performing Arts enter, the Newport Beach wetlands and an ecological reserve, Fashion Island which is an Irvine Company-managed property and the Santa Ana 5 Freeway which runs directly into the heart of Los Angeles and into San Diego, as well.

The Irvine Spectrum Center has 37 entertainment venues, shops and a 21-screen Edwards Theatre and a 6 1/2 story Imax 3-D theatre. The Spanish motif inspired by 13th century architecture is carried in fountains, archways and light fixtures which all reflect a unique design seldom seen in the United States. Dave and Buster’s offers upscale American dining and adult entertainment with world class pocket billiards and hundreds of interactive games under one roof. Another restaurant, Sing Sing, features live entertainment with dueling pianists. It’s guaranteed your senses will be awakened with a visit to the colorful Spectrum.

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  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,481 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 1
  2. $1,499,000 : 4 Sunrise, Irvine
    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,412 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 1
  4. $2,688,888 : 112 Andirons, Irvine
    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 917 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 1
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,605 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 1
  7. $1,480,000 : 31 Sanctuary, Irvine
    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,301 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 1
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,382 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 1
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,128 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Days on market: 1
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,047 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 1
  11. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,869 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 1
  12. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,580 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Days on market: 1

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