Irvine adds to its state and national honors as one of the best cities to live in

Irvine has been named the 9th best city to raise a family by Wallethub, a personal finance website.

WalletHub analyzed 41 key factors – including schools, housing, health-care, fun and recreation – in the nation’s largest 150 cities to compile its list. Overland Park, Kansas, placed first. Birmingham, Alabama, placed last.

For Irvine, the recognition follows a long list of national and state honors that reflect its character and liveability, including these in just the last two years:

  • #1 in Fiscal Health in the U.S. – The Fiscal Times
  • #1 in Public Safety for U.S. cities over 250,000 population  – FBI statistics
  • #1 City for Teens in the U.S.  – SmartAsset
  • #2 Quality of Life in California – NerdWallet
  • #3 Happiest Place To Live in the U.S. – Wallethub
  • #4 Safest U.S. City to Raise A Child – Safewise
  • #7 Park System in the U.S. – The Trust for Public Land
  • #7 Best City To Find A Job in the U.S. – WalletHub
  • #10 Best City for Women in the U.S. – American City and County
  • #15 Best School District in California – Niche
  • #19 Happiest City To Work in the U.S. – CareerBliss