Irvine Named Best City to Live In for 6th Consecutive Year

The City is No. 1 in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County publication 

IRVINE: The City of Irvine has been voted “Best City to Live in” for the sixth consecutive year by The Orange County Register readers.

As Irvine commemorates its 50th anniversary this year, it celebrates its history of innovation, unmatched quality of life, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“We recognize that what makes Irvine so special isn’t how we have changed, but how we have remained committed to the principles of Irvine’s master plan,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “The vision established 50 years ago has ensured Irvine is a safe city with outstanding schools and higher education institutions, beautiful parks, and a wealth of jobs, shopping, and dining.

“We are proud to be named ‘Best City to Live In’ and we congratulate all of the Irvine businesses that were recognized in the Register’s Best of Orange County publication.”

Irvine is among those featured in the Register’s 28th annual Best of Orange County publication, an insider’s guide to residents’ favorite places and experiences. Thousands of votes were cast by Register readers in more than 70 categories this year, and more than 50 businesses selected as winners or finalists can be found in Irvine. They range in a variety of categories, including Best Doughnut Shop, Best Burger, Best OC College/University, and Best Shopping/Dining Destination. For a complete list of winners, visit

Other cities on the list included Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 307,670 that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of Great Park. For more information, please visit