Population: Approx. 250,000
Median Home Price: $750,000
This master planned community in Southern Orange County is consistently ranked one of the safest (and cleanest) cities in the U.S. year after year. In fact, the FBI named it one of the safest cities in the nation for 12 straight years and counting.
Add to that an award-winning school district where 90 percent of graduates get into college, tons of impeccably maintained park, as well as being the hometown of the University of California, Irvine, and it’s no surprise that families choose to settle there — if they can afford it.
And don’t forget that the beach, Disneyland, Legoland and Knott’s Berry Farm are all just a quick freeway ride away.