Irvine named top city to raise a family

The honor joins a growing list that includes best schools, best parks and safest city.

by TOM BERG

If family matters to you, then Irvine is the place to live.

A comparison of 182 American cities has singled out Irvine as the best place to raise a family in the Western U.S.

Irvine outscored all Western cities in a tally of key elements that parents value, including safety, education, parks and places for families to have fun together.

Other SoCal cities in WalletHubs’ 2018 national rankings include Huntington Beach (9th), Anaheim (98th) and Riverside (122nd).

Irvine’s best in the West honor adds to a growing list of accolades that includes:

• #1 in public safety in U.S.
• #1 in fiscal strength in U.S.
• #1 park system in SoCal