Irvine

Irvine is a suburban city in Orange County. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s.

Because of its good schools, jobs and housing, the city was chosen in 2008 by CNNMoney.com as the 4th best place to live in the United States; in September 2011, BusinessWeek listed Irvine as the 5th best city in the US. In June 2010, the FBI reported that Irvine had the lowest violent crime rate among cities in the United States with population of more than 100,000 and in August 2008 the Census Bureau ranked Irvine s having the 7th highest median income among cities in the US with population of more than 65,000.

Irvine is also home of the University of California, Irvine, Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, the Orange County Center of the University of Southern California, Brandman University and the satellite campuses of Alliant International University, California State University Fullerton, University of La Verne and Pepperdine University.

irvine-skylineIrvine is home to a number of corporations particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors.

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