The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Irvine, CA For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Irvine are home to the 1%.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Irvine.

Richest Neighborhoods In Irvine
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Irvine has to offer. Where houses go for over 8.32x the national median and household incomes are 3.04x the national median.

But where exactly in Irvine do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Northwood Point where the median income is a cool $167,331.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Irvine out of 24 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Irvine for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Northwood Point looks to be the richest Irvine neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,174,882. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Irvine. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Irvine reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Irvine and the worst neighborhoods in Irvine. Or, for living around Irvine, out the best Irvine suburbs and the worst Irvine suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Irvine For 2021

Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Irvine by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Northwood Point, was named the richest neighborhood in Irvine.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Great Park.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Irvine ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Irvine For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Northwood Point $167,331
2 Turtle Rock $134,619
3 Quail Hill $120,536
4 Shady Canyon $117,143
5 West Park $108,066
6 Northwood $107,068
7 Oak Creek $106,515
8 Lower Peters Canyon $106,423
9 Turtle Ridge $106,084
10 University Park $101,097
11 Woodbridge $100,560
12 Walnut Village $99,164
13 El Camino Real $97,893
14 El Toro Marine Air Station $86,859
15 San Joaquin Marsh $85,750
16 Business District $82,278
17 Spectrum $79,476
18 East Industrial Complex $76,228
19 Irvine Health And Science Complex $73,873
20 Rancho San Joaquin $61,141
21 Research Park $46,429
22 Uc Irvine $43,060
23 University Town Center $38,634
24 Great Park $25,179

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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