"Home to two major state university campuses and multiple theme parks, Irvine is a fun, thriving place to call home. Whether you're a college student or a professional working in the city's technical industry, a wealth of Irvine apartments are near where you need to be.
If you're looking for a safe place to live, Irvine, located in Orange county is a great find. For the fourth year in a row, the FBI reported in June 2008 that Irvine had the lowest violent crime rate in the U.S. in cities of more than 100,000 residents. For the fifth consecutive year, the California Department of Justice reported in May 2009 that Irvine is the safest large city in the state. It shouldn't be difficult to find Irvine apartments in a safe area.
In 2008, Money Magazine named Irvine fourth on its annual Best Place to Live list because of its great schools, University of California and University of Southern California campuses, tight-knit communities (called villages) and more than 16,000 acres of green space. However, housing is more expensive here than in other areas of the country. Still, there are plenty of affordable Irvine apartments for rent if purchasing a house isn't an option.
As a leading hub for the technology industry, Irvine is home to ATEN Technology, Inc., Gateway, Inc., K2 Network, Kofax, Linksys and Printronix. Other major industries centered here are BAX Global, a shipping company, Standard Pacific Homes, a single-family home developer and Felt Bicycles, a bicycle manufacturer. Irvine apartments are a convenient place to call home for those employed at one of the city's numerous businesses.
Whether kind of bicycle you own, you'll be happy to know Irvine is a bicycle-friendly city. With 44.5 miles of bicycle trails and 282 miles of bicycle lanes, you may never have to use your car again. If you don't own a bike, many villages have their own neighborhood parks. Or, search for Irvine apartments close to any of the city's 19 parks if you don't want to miss out on any outdoor adventure.
If you're looking for freshwater fun, catch a wave at Wild Rivers, a family water facility that offers slides, inner tube rides, wave pools, activity pool and a children's play area. If you always keep your air conditioner on, search for Irvine apartments near this hottest cool spot in town. You could also visit Boomers, an amusement park with bumper boats, batting cages, go-karts, miniature golf, laser tag, a rock wall and game room.
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