Named as the number four pick on the CNNMoney.com site for "Best Places to Live" in 2008, Irvine is a great town with a lot to offer. Although the population here is large (212,793 people), the city still manages to have a community atmosphere, partly due to the fact that there are many distinct neighborhoods. Irvine apartments differ in size and cost, depending on where you look, but many tend to be on the more expensive side, as this is a desirable place to live. If you choose a rental here, chances are you will find this area is well worth its price tag.
Another reason Irvine has such a great atmosphere is the fact that it is technically a college town. Not only is it home to the prestigious University of California, Irvine, but it is also the location of Concordia University, and several community colleges, as well as other schools. Since it is a planned community, the layout has been well thought out over the years, making it convenient to get places and leaving it without a crowded feel. It is also a town that has plenty of green space. All in all, Irvine is a great place to live with many different choices for rental properties.