Whether you’re a young professional or an established family, the Irvine Business Complex is one of the best neighborhoods to live in Irvine.
Don’t let the name fool you: the complex was initially planned as a commercial zone but has since been transformed into a residential area instead. With good daycare, highly-rated schools, and pleasant parks, this neighborhood has quickly become a family-friendly locale in Irvine, one of Southern California’s most enjoyable places to live.
This walkable/bikeable area boasts numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars all within minutes of each other.
Living adjacent to the University of California Irvine has numerous perks, not the least of which is the town’s vibrant cultural life.
Right across the street from the Irvine Business Complex, the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute & Museum of California Art showcases over 200 years of local fine art. Just down the street from Main Street Village is Bill Barber Community Park, where you can enjoy a family picnic in the shade, or take a walk along the trail.
The nearby Strawberry Farms Golf Club offers a tranquil course with a cozy restaurant, while the small shopping center at University Park Center features the popular student-favorite Mag’s Donuts and Bakery. For more shopping, Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center is right next door to Main Street Village. This stunning mall is known as “Orange County’s International Entertainment Destination.”
A Destination For Foodies
The Irvine Business Complex has no shortage of great places to eat, including:
- BCD Tofu House is a laid-back restaurant serving traditional Korean dishes.
Pepper Lunch’s specialty is DIY teppanyaki.
CoCo ICHIBANYA is known for its modern Japanese street food.
Andrei's Restaurant serves carefully sourced farm-to-table American fare in a sleek contemporary lounge. Very hip “conscious cuisine & cocktails.”
Lady M Cake Boutique is famous for its luxurious baked goods.
Hangar 24 is a popular brewpub.
Hiro Nori Craft Ramen takes pride in hand-making their noodles
Paderia Bakehouse, is an internationally-inspired bakery in a comfortable contemporary space.
The Place to Be
Main Street Village is a great option when searching for apartments for rent in Irvine, thanks to its central location in the Irvine Business Complex neighborhood.