The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Irvine, CA For 2024

The richest Irvine neighborhoods are Quail Hill and Turtle Ridge for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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 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 6.84x the national median and household incomes are 4.09x the national median.

But where exactly in Irvine do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Quail Hill where the median income is a cool $225,050.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Irvine out of 23 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Irvine for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Quail Hill looks to be the richest Irvine neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,560,694. 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.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Irvine.

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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Richst Neighborhoods In Irvine For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Quail Hill $225,050
2 Turtle Ridge $178,974
3 Shady Canyon $170,363
4 Northwood Point $165,372
5 El Toro Marine Air Station $159,791
6 Walnut Village $136,378
7 Spectrum $133,208
8 East Industrial Complex $131,326
9 Turtle Rock $131,074
10 West Park $129,158
11 University Park $115,890
12 Oak Creek $114,778
13 Woodbridge $114,407
14 Lower Peters Canyon $112,733
15 Northwood $111,899
16 El Camino Real $104,550
17 Uc Irvine $103,800
18 Business District $93,495
19 Irvine Health And Science Complex $88,519
20 San Joaquin Marsh $58,820
21 Rancho San Joaquin $58,520
22 Great Park $54,286
23 University Town Center $40,539

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Irvine For 2024

Every city has its 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 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 Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Irvine.

We ranked every neighborhood in Irvine by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Quail Hill, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Irvine.

The richest neighborhoods in Irvine are Quail Hill, Turtle Ridge, Shady Canyon, Northwood Point, El Toro Marine Air Station, Walnut Village, Spectrum, East Industrial Complex, Turtle Rock, and West Park.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be University Town Center.

The poorest neighborhoods in Irvine are University Town Center, Great Park, Rancho San Joaquin, San Joaquin Marsh, and Irvine Health And Science Complex.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Irvine.

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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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