The 10 Safest Irvine, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Irvine are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Irvine.
Safest Neighborhoods In Irvine
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Irvine are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Irvine. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Irvine neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Irvine in 2021? That would be Turtle Ridge. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Irvine.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Irvine neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Irvine that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Irvine.

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How We Determined The Safest Irvine Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Irvine.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 21 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Irvine." We're lookin' at you, Turtle Ridge.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Irvine. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Irvine For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,764
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 51
Property Crime Per 100k: 517
More on Turtle Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 864
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 26
Property Crime Per 100k: 523
More on Shady Canyon: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,912
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 44
Property Crime Per 100k: 628
More on Uc Irvine: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 65
Property Crime Per 100k: 817
More on University Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Turtle Rock Irvine, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 10,223
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 60
Property Crime Per 100k: 934
More on Turtle Rock: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 4,857
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 22
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,238
More on Northwood Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 11,939
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 66
Property Crime Per 100k: 844
More on Oak Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Northwood Irvine, CA

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Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 24,509
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 61
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,133
More on Northwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Woodbridge Irvine, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 25,315
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 89
Property Crime Per 100k: 887
More on Woodbridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 16,122
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 74
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,031
More on El Camino Real: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Irvine

Looking at the data, you can tell that Turtle Ridge is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Irvine For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Turtle Ridge 548
2 Shady Canyon 558
3 Uc Irvine 682
4 University Park 892
5 Turtle Rock 1,014
6 Northwood Point 1,290
7 Oak Creek 900
8 Northwood 1,204
9 Woodbridge 946
10 El Camino Real 1,115
11 West Park 1,397
12 University Town Center 1,319
13 Lower Peters Canyon 1,604
14 Walnut Village 1,660
15 San Joaquin Marsh 3,339
16 Rancho San Joaquin 1,576
17 Research Park 2,161
18 Spectrum 2,535
19 Irvine Health And Science Complex 8,313
20 Business District 13,883
21 Quail Hill 12,073

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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