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City of approximately 146,000 residents, and counting. Located in the center of Orange County. Close to almost everything. 30-minute drive or less to Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Disneyland, and San Juan Capistrano-San Clemente. 45 minutes from downtown L.A. in good traffic; approximately double that in bad. 90 minutes or less from San Diego.
America's most successful master-planned community. City is comprised of "villages," which are residential areas with common architectural themes, as well as commercial and industrial areas. Irvine Company, which still owns most of the land in the city, likes to say that villages were meant to be "jewels" and University of California, Irvine (UCI) the "pendant"; however, in "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles," essayist/L.A. Times commentator D.J. Waldie states that villages were also meant to dilute residents' political power and allow the Irvine Company to do as it pleased, "with the compliant oversight of County government." This attempt backfired in 1971, when residents revolted by incorporating the city and taking control of its future. Irvine development now much slower than 35 years ago, under "Master Plan."
Middle to upper-middle class. Excellent public schools, thanks in part to local charitable foundation. City school district receives lowest per-capita funding of any district in California, but donation offset allows schools to maintain extensive art, music, science, and athletics programs. Dedicated and involved parents and district staff ensures academic excellence. Educated population overall. UCI, biotech, and Fortune 500 corporations are major employers.
More liberal than one would believe, thanks to educated population. There is wealth in Irvine but overall mindset is very moderate, very suburban middle class. A diverse city with significant Asian, Middle Eastern, and Jewish populations. However, not many Latinos or Blacks. Irvine is quiet and sedate, because there really is no reason to visit unless you work here, enjoy biking, or are an urban planning major. Huge Great Park planned for northeast Irvine may change that. Getting around the city is pretty easy.
Living in Irvine, or the thought of it, can make some people uncomfortable. There is a sameness, the city is planned to the nth degree, and there is no element of weirdness except for the city itself. On the other hand, there are beautiful views of the Santa Ana mountains to the north and the coastal range to the south, a coastal climate without as much overcast, an excellent bike trail system, lush foliage, practically anything you could need or want either within or near city limits, and a refreshing absence of social problems.
Residents are above-average pleasant and polite, as a general rule. For example, people might drive BMWs but are less likely than residents of neighboring Newport Beach to speed them in and out of traffic on a coke rush while yelling into a cell phone.
Good Japanese, Korean, and Middle Eastern restaurants.
Irvine Spectrum is also called "Irvine Speculum" due to shape of the merged 5 and 405 freeways, which resembles the gynecological implement.
UCI said to also stand for "University of Chinese Invasion" due to high Asian student population.
"Irvine is so boring."
"In Irvine, you can't even order a pizza after 8 pm."
"Irvine? Where is that?"

by WhooooAreYouuuu April 25, 2006

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A city in Orange County, California; home to most of the rich, conservative jerks that make up Orange County's power base and shadow government. The cosmetic surgery capital of Orange County and white collar crime capital of the United States. The typical Newport Beach resident is a Rabid Republican with Money (the most damaging kind) and wishes that Ronnie Reagan was still President. Like many of the rich and entitled, residents live by the credo "Do as I say and not as I do." To fill the empty void in their lives, the women spend their days in the vapid pursuit of material goods and bigger and better boobs; the men spend their days snorting coke, screwing their wives' girlfriends, and practicing crony capitalism; and the children spend their days smoking pot, surfing, and hating their parents (who they will of course grow up to emulate).
The city, on behalf of and with generous assistance from its wealthy residents, tried to engineer the building of a huge, noisy, and polluting international airport at the abandoned El Toro Marine Base adjacent to neighboring Irvine. These Bush Pioneers/Assholes claimed that the unnecessary airport dangerously close to the Santa Ana mountain range was "sorely needed" and would create "thousands of jobs"; in actuality they believed that jets should fly over Irvine's middle class homes and not their own. As part of the scheme the recently remodeled, taxpayer-financed airport next to Newport would have been converted into a small craft facility to be used primarily by themselves. However, Orange County voters refused to be hoodwinked or allow their property values to be undermined and the airport was resoundingly defeated, and the base zoned for parkland and annexed by the city of Irvine.
Thanks to putrid TV program "The O.C.," half of America thinks that all of Orange County is like Newport Beach (the other half think it is like the putrid "Laguna Beach"). This misconception serves as a wellspring of rage and shame to Orange County's more literal-minded residents.
The residents of Newport Beach tried to make airplanes fly over my house, and for that I will always despise them.
"The O.C." is only accurate to the extent that it represents people from Newport Beach.
by WhooooAreYouuuu June 02, 2006

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A presumably uninsured jalopy that contains a dozen or more Mexicans. Said vehicle is typically an 80s-era, USA-brand van or minivan with oxidating paint, cheap purple tinting, honeycombs of dents, gaudy chrome tire rims, and a large Virgin Mary and/or Mexican flag and/or Oakland Raiders decal(s) on the back window and Latino/Salsa radio station stickers on the rear bumper. Often seen in downscale areas of Santa Ana and decaying LA suburbs of Bell Gardens, Pico Rivera, South Gate, and Huntington Park. In general, prevalence of Bean Bags in a city indicates lack of white or Asian majority. Sometimes blaring Mexican polka/ranchera music ostensibly broadcasted from radio stations advertised on bumper stickers. Driver travels at least 20 miles per hour below the speed limit at all times. Driver and rest of adults are often obese with vacant expressions on their faces; kids in car also obese but often seen jumping up and down on seats or floor of vehicle or staring blankly at you through its back windows as you nearly get killed trying to pass it on the 5 Freeway in heavy traffic.
I was on the 5 this morning when I got stuck behind a bean bag full of fat Mexicans.
by WhooooAreYouuuu June 02, 2006

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