Sometimes the “Best” Place to Live Is Also the Best Place to Do Business

Irvine was master planned to be an economic powerhouse – and this includes offering companies and residents an incomparable quality of life.

When considering locating your business here, relocating your business here or expanding here, consider our extraordinary assets. And remember that the Greater Irvine Chamber is ready to help you explore our opportunities by:

  • Arranging and coordinate customized site visits
  • Arranging interviews with top performing industry sector companies and existing employers
  • Exploring our commercial properties using our online Xceligent commercial real estate tool
  • Arranging confidential commercial real estate meetings
  • Providing current data on workforce
  • Providing information on required permits and licenses
  • Facilitating meetings with City of Irvine departments

For more information, contact Greater Irvine Chamber Economic Development Vice President Linda DiMario at or call 949-660-9112.


Irvine is home to the University of California, Irvine—ranked one of the best universities in the United States—and fifteen other colleges. This concentration of education opportunities attracts the best and the brightest from the U.S. and around the world, giving Irvine a competitive edge in attracting and retaining top talent in disciplines that support our top industry sectors: life sciences, hard and soft technology, digital arts and media entertainment, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing.  


Life sciences are at the core of our economic strength, so it is to be expected that Irvine would also be the home of world class medical facilities like Hoag Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care, UCI Medical Center, Hoag Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.


Thanks to the vision and commitment of the Irvine Company and the City of Irvine, Irvine is more than an urban experience. Irvine offers its companies and residents more than 16,000 acres of green “open space”—more than any other city in Orange County. For those who love to hike, bike, and ride horseback, you can explore the 44 miles of trails throughout Irvine, take in the local wildlife and migratory birds at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, or explore the natural beauty of Bommer Canyon and Irvine Regional Park. The Orange County Great Park is soon to take its place among the country’s premier sports parks, offering competitive soccer, tennis, softball, and baseball facilities in addition to more than 40 athletic fields to choose from and an aquatics complex that regularly hosts national swim meets and water polo tournaments. Families can enjoy any of the 18 community parks and 37 neighborhood parks in Irvine, earning the city a reputation for the quality and quantity of their parks. Golfers can experience several 18-hole golf courses in and around Irvine. The beach is also no more than a drive away; take advantage of the 15 miles of beach and coastal landscapes for which Southern California is famous.


As one of the first and largest master planned communities, Irvine is a prestigious address. Growing to keep pace with demand, Irvine is expanding its inventory of apartment, condominium, and single family dwellings. The city is designed into numerous villages which fosters a sense of community and provides easy access to amenities from neighborhood parks to grocery stores. The housing prices in Irvine have held their value more than many other cities in Orange County. The median housing price is $662,000 and median rental is $1,863. However, within a 30 minute commute of Irvine, neighboring cities offer a wide range of price points for housing and rental options which helps us attract and retain talent at all career levels.


Irvine is known for its comfortable, casual outdoor shopping experiences. The Irvine Spectrum Center, The Irvine Marketplace, Diamond Jamboree, and The District are among the most popular shopping destinations and attractions in the city. The Irvine Spectrum hosts more than 130 retail stores, restaurants and entertainment offers day-long and night time fun. And for those who demand world class retail experiences, the famous South Coast Plaza is next door. For more information about shopping in Irvine, please visit


Southern California is known world over for its mild, Mediterranean climate that encourages an active, outdoor lifestyle and year-round entertaining. The average annual temperature is 63.5 degrees; average summer temperature is 72 degrees and average winter temperature is 62 degrees. The temperature rarely drops below freezing, and most of the rainfall occurs during the winter months averaging 10-13 inches annually.

Public Safety

For 12 consecutive years, Irvine has earned the Safest City in America designation with the lowest crime rate of any other city in the United States with a population of more than 100,000 based on FBI data. This is often a top reason for companies to locate in Irvine, and it is especially attractive to their employees and families. The Irvine Police Department is a professional, values-based organization where community policing is a way of life.


Demographic diversity is the cornerstone of our cultural experiences. Irvine attracts top talent and residents from around the world. This contributes to our global cultural opportunities. The Irvine Museum, Pretend City Children’s Museum, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine’s Global Village Festival, University of California, Irvine’s arts and culture, lecture series and concerts, and dozens of intimate international festivals and experiences combine to engage everyone who lives and works in Irvine.