Family-friendly Irvine is one of the nation’s largest planned urban communities and encompasses more than 65 square miles. For a long time now, news outlets and tourism institutions have consistently ranked this beautiful city as one of the best places to live in America. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. Irvine is home to some of Orange County’s largest corporations, boasts tons of shopping including the famed Irvine Spectrum, and is close to everything the county has to offer. Irvine also has over 16,000 acres of permanently preserved open space to explore and enjoy the adventures that come with hiking and biking.