University Park

University Park is an old garden suburb located near the University of California campus in Irvine, California. University Park is also the first master-planned community from the Irvine Company. This community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in California.

View overlooking the backyard of a University Park residence with a pool in Orange County, Ca.

University Park Market Stats

Average Home Price $1.6M
Lowest Priced Home $1.1M
Highest Listing Price $2.7M
Total Property Listings 8
Avg. Days On Market 35
Avg. Price/SQFT $968

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University Park Real Estate Information

University Park is a well-established community located in the southern portion of Irvine, California. It is one of the oldest planned developments in California, and the first in Irvine, with its beginning dating back to the 1960s. In fact, the early development of University Park predates the existence of Irvine as a city by some five years.

University Park was built according to "garden city" principles, making sure to include numerous green spaces and community areas. As such, many of the neighborhoods within University Park feature homes clustered around central pocket-parks, and tree-lined greenways extending behind the properties.

Homes For Sale In University Park

Homes for sale in University Park are perfect for those looking for a green, spacious setting, or those with a refined eye for California Modern architecture. 

University Park was also designed to attract a wide range of demographics. As such, the community is known for its diverse real estate options, featuring a tremendous and accommodating blend of detached single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and apartments. All of these distinct and eclectic areas are linked together by a series of greenways, trails, parks, and quiet streets. 

Typical architectural features include low-pitched roofs, including many shed-roof portions, clerestory windows, projecting support beams, and decorative yet muted textures. 

Another interesting feature of this area is the prevalence of zero-lot-line construction, allowing residences to be built flush with their property lines. This allows for more efficient use of space and yards that are easier to use and landscape. Furthermore, the layout of University Park uses square, rather than round, cul de sacs, offering extra street parking and allowing for more living space on each of the plots. 

With your own home in University Park, you'll have a sense of living in a bygone era, with family-friendly streets and spacious properties, and extensive parkways, all tucked away in an affordable enclave between Irvine and Newport Beach, with all the amenities and conveniences they entail.

Neighborhoods & Subdivisions of University Park, Irvine CA

  • University
  • The Terrace
  • Parkside
  • Parkcrest
  • Village Park
  • Parkwood

University Park's Location in Irvine CA

The community is just south of the I-405, north of University Drive, and east of Culver Drive. Turtle Rock is located to the south of University Park, and Woodbridge is across the I-405 north. 

As the name suggests, University Park is closely associated with the nearby University of California campus, as well as Concordia University. As such, the area is home to many students, academics, and those involved in education.

Other nearby facilities include the Orange County John Wayne Airport, 

Community Amenities & Attractions

Another highlight of University Park is Adventure Playground, a large recreational and play facility located next to the OC Library Branch, University Community Park, and University Park Elementary.

The University Community Park at the center of University Park includes a number of amenities and facilities, including a cooking area, exercise room, and multi-purpose rooms available by reservation. The park itself includes soccer fields, tennis courts, a basketball court, volleyball courts, a ball diamond, and a large playscape. And there are, of course, many open and shaded areas for picnics. 

Directly adjacent to the University Community Park is the massive Adventure Playground - a small theme park of play areas, structures, and toys. 

As a resident of University Park, you might only find yourself visiting the main community park for "special occasions" as the entire community is adorned with parks, trails, and greenways practically around every corner. 

Some other parks in the area are Brisbane Park, Banyan Tree Playground, Willow Tree Park, and Dave Robins Park. 

Schools In and Around University Park

  • University High School
  • Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
  • University Park Elementary
  • Village Montessori

Garden City Community Design

Garden city design is intended to create living spaces that improve people's lives by emphasizing the use of open-air amenities, encouraging inter-personal cohesion and interaction, and fostering more naturally diverse communities. 

Garden city design includes some of the following features:

  • Efficient use of building space to maximize the area devoted to parks and greenspaces 
  • Separating greenspaces from roads and other heavily trafficked areas
  • Linking community amenities using parks and trails to create a community that encourages walking
  • Arranging homes around small, centralized parks to encourage community activities and gatherings
  • Offering a wide variety of housing types to encourage a more natural community consisting of multiple demographics
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