Irvine is a newer, affluent, planned, suburban community encompassing a large region of Orange County. This trend setting safe community boasts an impressively rated school system and heavily regulated residential neighborhoods making Irvine a perfect place to raise a family. Highly regarded as one of the best cities to live in, the residential areas of Irvine consist of different villages with their own distinct characteristics. The uniformity of the appearances of the houses in some of the developments offer that "cookie cutter" tone. Irvine is also the major hub for a vast array of business developments and headquarters for several companies. Old Town Irvine has an urban country feel rich in agricultural history. Irvine is also on the map for the highly acclaimed University of California Irvine.