1. Irvine, CA named Safest City in U.S. for Population Over 100,000 by F.B.I. for 3rd Straight Year in the fall 2007.
-Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2007-
2. Irvine Unified School District has six of the top elementary schools, five of the top ten middle schools (including the top two), and four of the top ten high schools in Orange County
-California Department of Education, 2007-
3. Irvine’s University High School ranked #76 out of the top 100 high schools in the U.S. for 2007 and Irvine’s University of California, Irvine, ranked the 13th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
4. One-Third of the city of Irvine is set aside for parks, trails and permanent open space, as Irvine voters approved an Open Space Initiative back in June of 1988 which was a collaborative effort involving the city and The Irvine Company.
5. 37,000 acres have been designated by the federal government as The Irvine Ranch National Natural Landmark (NLL), offering a protection to a wide variety of plant and animals, some of which are on the endangered species list. The areas include Bommer Canyon in Irvine, as well as Limestone and Fremont Canyons north of Irvine, Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park south of Irvine.