As a distinct part of the Irvine Ranch, the region of North Irvine in Orange County is unique in personality and scope. Balancing the line between metropolitan and suburban, North Irvine is made up of very diverse communities. North Irvine is comprised of the award-winning Villages of Orchard Hills, Woodbury, Portola Springs, Stonegate, and Cypress Village—a testament to master-planning that many apartment residents in North Irvine appreciate. As a result, the quality of life in North Irvine is exceptionally high, with a wide variety of attractive housing options for apartment tenant and residential homebuyers alike.
Located in the region above the Interstate 5 and below the State Route 241 in Irvine, North Irvine also borders the cities of Tustin and Lake Forest. The architectural design of North Irvine is pristine and timeless, with styles and landscapes such as Monterey, Tuscan, and Santa Barbara interlaced throughout the neighborhoods. Community retail centers complement the Villages of Irvine, and abundant open spaces are available. Not only does the Orange County Great Park offer 1,300 acres of recreational space, but local community parks also feature beautiful gardens, open walkways, swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, and soccer fields. The Jeffrey Open Space Trail leads into a 70-acre gateway park which connects the Irvine Ranch and borders Cleveland National Forest.
Served by the Irvine Unified School District, North Irvine contains nationally-acclaimed school system with such award-winning schools as Irvine High School, Jeffrey Trail Middle School, and Stonegate Elementary School (ranked the best Orange County elementary school in 2014). The celebrated University of California, Irvine (UCI) is also a short distance away, and many students reside in North Irvine for a daily reprieve from the hustle and bustle of campus life. Undoubtedly, students of all ages residing in North Irvine apartments enjoy an unparalleled educational experience.
In addition to local farmer markets, popular destinations in North Irvine also include the Market Place in Tustin, the Irvine Spectrum Center, and Fashion Island in Newport Beach. With so many shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities readily available, apartment residents can enjoy the luxuries of city-living with the tranquility of suburbia…a truly perfect balance.