Ten fun facts about Irvine
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Because of its good schools, jobs, and housing, the city was chosen in 2008 by CNNMoney.com as the fourth best place to live in the United States. In 2012, it ranked in sixth place.
In September 2011, Businessweek listed Irvine as the 5th best city in the US.
Irvine was inhabited by the Gabrieleño indigenous group about 2,000 years ago.
It is twinned with Tsukuba, Japan; Taoyuan, Taiwan; and Hermosillo, MexicoFact 5
Irvine, like most of coastal Southern California, generally has a Mediterranean climate.Fact 6
In June 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that it had the lowest violent crime rate among cities in the United States with populations of more than 100,000.Fact 7
In August 2008, the Census Bureau ranked Irvine as having the seventh highest median income among cities in the United States with populations of more than 65,000.Fact 8
Every October, Irvine hosts the Irvine Global Village Festival to celebrate the diversity among the citizens of Irvine and Orange County. The festival consists of exhibits from local merchants, entertainment from diverse cultures, and sampling of foods from various regions of the world.Fact 9
Notable natives and residents include actress-model Jeanne Carmen, professional tennis player Lindsay Davenport, and lead singer for rock band Rage Against the Machine Zack de la Rocha.Fact 10
Some productions have either been partially or entirely filmed in Irvine such as “Iron Man”, “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous”, and “Ocean’s Eleven”.
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