Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Irvine Residents
Irvine has much to offer, but when it comes to rehabilitation treatment for substance addictions, residents may prefer a private residential environment out of town. It’s a chance to start fresh, away from the distractions of daily life. Casa Palmera in the city of Del Mar is an ideal choice for anyone looking for comprehensive treatment provided by an experienced staff. To learn more, contact us today.
Irvine is perhaps the model city for Orange County, a master-planned community that other towns have tried to duplicate over the years. Billed as one of the safest cities in America, Irvine has it all: lovely communities, top-notch schools, an internationally renowned university, thriving businesses and a bevy of parks, trails, golf courses, and other open spaces.
Incorporated in 1971, the city of Irvine is spread out over 66 square miles in the heart of Orange County, making it the largest city in size for the county. Irvine is home to a diverse population of 260,000 residents. A majority of them have college degrees; the median income is $92,000, while the median home value is $740,000. Residents live in exceptionally well-planned communities with a host of amenities. Chief among those is the city’s 16,000 acres of open space, which includes the Orange County Great Park that transformed the former El Toro Marine base into a paradise for sports, arts, community events and much more. It’s no surprise that Irvine has been ranked as one of the top 10 cities in America for recreation and for its park system.
Irvine has also been honored for its public safety—it’s been the number-one safest big city when compared to other American cities of comparable size. Another draw that makes Irvine so desirable is the focus on education. The Irvine Unified School District consists of 25 elementary schools, six middle schools, and six high schools. More than 90% of the district’s students go on to college, and they have a great option close to home in the University of California, Irvine. It is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation, and it’s renowned for groundbreaking medical and scientific research as well as a top-notch arts program that has produced notable writers, actors and other artists.
UCI graduates may be tempted to stay close to home after they earn their diploma; Irvine is home to more than 17,000 companies. This includes thriving start-ups and small businesses as well as major corporations such as Blizzard Entertainment Inc., Broadcom and Edwards Lifesciences. Companies can set up shop in places such as the 2,600-acre Irvine Business Complex, University Research Park, The Vine and Irvine Spectrum. There is the added bonus of a major train station and the nearby John Wayne Airport to make business travel easily accessible.
But it’s not all work and no play in Irvine. In addition to the beautiful open spaces ripe for exploration, there are other attractions for locals. The Irvine Spectrum Center boasts shopping and entertainment options, as well as several acclaimed restaurants; there is even a Ferris wheel and a seasonal outdoor ice rink. The Irvine Museum houses a wonderful collection of California Impressionist landscapes, while kids can enjoy learning at the Pretend City Children’s Museum or taste fresh strawberries on a tour at Tanaka Farms. And the Irvine Barclay Theatre presents a stellar lineup of performances.