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Irvine Ranks Among Top 100 Places To Live In The United States In 14th Annual Survey

The City of Irvine has been named a “Top 100” place to live in the United States in RelocateAmerica’s 14th annual rankings.

RelocateAmerica researches, identifies and shares the best places to live in America. Over several months at the beginning of each year, the research and editorial team begin the process based on site nominations and issues most important to relocating customers and homeowners for the year ahead.

For 2011, the team found the best communities that are well positioned for economic recovery, already experiencing strong economic recovery or have proven overall economic stability. Factors such as employment, education, community leadership and overall quality of life are strongly considered and help determine the Top 100.

The 14th annual rankings note that “Irvine has earned an international reputation as one of the most successful master planned communities in the country, and home to some of the nation’s most successful businesses.”

The rankings noted that Parent’s Magazine rated Irvine one of the best cities in America to raise a family, and an Orange County Register survey of Orange County residents chose Irvine as the most desirable Orange County city in which to live.

RelocateAmerica’s rankings were based on four factors, quality of schools; property values; low crime rate and parks and open space.

The rankings noted that with regard to quality of schools, 73 out of every 100 Irvine High School students passed recent advanced placement tests, as compared to 35 out of every 100 students countrywide and 23 out of every 100 students in California.

Irvine has been ranked as the #1 safest city in the United States with a population over 100,000 for seven straight years, based on the FBI’s annual crime statistics report. The report also noted that the quality of life and amenities in Irvine combine to make purchasing a home in the city a sound, personal investment. And that Irvine’s system of planned nature preserves, wilderness parks and trails provide 20 square miles for outdoor enthusiasts.
Irvine Pacific, one of the nation’s leading new home builders, offers an array of new home opportunities for people looking to purchase their first homes, to those that want to take advantage of the opportunity to move up to a larger residence.

Irvine Pacific has built homes in some of the most popular neighborhoods in Irvine. Here are the neighborhoods currently available to new homebuyers. For more information, visit www.IrvinePacific.com, or call 866-445-5187.

Village of Stonegate East – From the 405 or 5 Freeways, exit Sand Canyon Avenue and head east. Turn right at Spring Meadow into the Village of Stonegate East. Follow the signs to the individual neighborhoods.
• Capistrano neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 1,823 to 1,956 square feet with 3 – 4 bedrooms and 2.5 – 3 bathrooms. Priced from the high $500,000s. Broker co-op fee: $15,000.

Village of Woodbury – From the 405 or 5 Freeways, exit Sand Canyon Avenue and head east. Turn left at Towngate into the Village of Woodbury. Follow signs to the individual neighborhoods.
• San Marino neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 2,808 to 3,121 square feet with 4 – 5 bedrooms and 3 – 3.5 bathrooms. Priced from the low $1,000,000s. Broker co-op fee: $20,000.

Village of Stonegate – From the 405 or 5 Freeways, exit Sand Canyon Avenue and head east. Turn left at Irvine Boulevard and right at Groveland. Follow signs to the individual neighborhoods.
• Santa Clara by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 1,129 to 1,322 square feet with 1 – 2 bedrooms and 1 – 2 bathrooms. Priced from the mid $300,000s. Broker co-op fee: $10,000.
• San Mateo by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 1,636 to 1,818 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Priced from the mid $500,000s. Broker co-op fee: $13,000.
• San Marcos neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 1,824 to 2,077 square feet with 3 – 4 bedrooms and 2.5 – 3 bathrooms. Priced from the low $600,000s. Broker co-op fee: $15,000.
• Maricopa by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 2,262 to 2,974 square feet with 3 – 5 bedrooms and 3 – 4 bathrooms. Priced from the high $700,000s. Broker co-op fee: $20,000.

Village of Laguna Altura – From the 405 or 133 Toll Road, exit CA-133/ Laguna Canyon Road and turn onto Laguna Canyon Road. Turn Left at first stop light Pavona and arrive at The Irvine Village of Laguna Altura.
• Siena neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 1,618 to 1,788 square feet with 2 – 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Priced from the low $600,000s. Broker co-op fee: $15,000.
• San Remo neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 1,830 to 2,061 square feet with 3 – 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Priced from the high $600,000s. Broker co-op fee: $17,500.
• Cortona neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 2,380 to 2,951 square feet with 3 – 5 bedrooms and 3 – 4 bathrooms. Priced from the mid $800,000s. Broker co-op fee: $22,500.
• Toscana neighborhood by Irvine Pacific. Approximately 2,806 to 3,123 square feet with 4 – 5 bedrooms and 3 – 4.5 bathrooms. Priced from the low $1,000,000s. Broker co-op fee: $25,000.