Living in Irvine

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Shopping for Every Occasion in Irvine

Shopping for Every Occasion in Irvine

Shopping for back to school, work, or a special occasion doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Whether you’re looking for a one-stop shopping center like Irvine Spectrum Center or a specialty neighborhood marketplace like Orchard Hills Shopping Center, your everyday essentials are just a short trip away. With a mix of modern and traditional stores available, shopping big or small in Irvine is more convenient than ever. Follow along to see where you can go and what you can buy to help you transition into a new phase of life or back into the school or work environment.…

5 Reasons Why Irvine is the Best Place to Raise a Family

5 Reasons Why Irvine is the Best Place to Raise a Family

Irvine has consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, raise a family, and start a career. Whether you’re choosing Irvine because of its masterfully planned communities, top ranked schools, or commitment to green spaces, there is something for everyone when calling this family-friendly city home. Irvine repeatedly ranks not only as one of the safest cities for its size, but also one of the best cities in the country to live overall. Year after year, families across the nation continue to choose Irvine and here are the top reasons why.…

Top Irvine Restaurants to Celebrate Dads and Grads

Top Irvine Restaurants to Celebrate Dads and Grads

The month of June is in full swing and the excitement of graduation and Father’s Day is in the air! If you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate these special occasions, there are plenty of options close to home when you live in Irvine. Here’s a list of seven restaurants to choose from, each one as delicious and varied as the next, that are located conveniently close to the Reserve at Orchard Hills, Portola Springs Village, Eastwood Village and Irvine Spectrum.…

Top Outdoor Activities at the Parks of Portola Springs Village

Top Outdoor Activities at the Parks of Portola Springs Village

Developed with family and community in mind, the carefully curated Portola Springs Village in Irvine offers spacious, picturesque landscapes and a number of resort-style amenities. With over fifteen Irvine parks located near the new homes in Portola Springs, going for a walk on the open space trails, taking a swim in the lap pool, or enjoying a picnic are all convenient comforts the entire family can enjoy. The host of parks that are within the masterfully planned community of Portola Springs enhance outdoor recreation and family time. Below is a list of activities that can be enjoyed at Portola Springs parks but the possibilities are truly endless.…

Best Tips to Spring Clean Your Home

Best Tips to Spring Clean Your Home

Springtime universally symbolizes a time of refresh and renewal. It is the most ideal time to both organize and give your home a deep clean. You will instantly feel the difference after cleaning and decluttering. Not only will the organization maximize your living space, a deep clean offers clarity and tranquility to the already special place you call home. Organizing your home room by room gives you an opportunity to focus on each space individually without feeling overwhelmed. Here are some ways to get started.…

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