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Our Community

More than three million Americans call Orange County home and boast of its incomparable combination of lifestyle, economy and climate. Orange County is comprised of 34 incorporated cities and 15 unincorporated communities, ranging from historic (Orange) to master planned (Irvine) to coastal (Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach).

Los Angeles and San Diego are about one to two hours away via automobile or public transportation. The area offers endless opportunities for cultural experiences, entertainment, dining and recreation.


Psychiatry residents at UC Irvine choose to live in various locations based on cost, ease of commute, school districts, or proximity to the coast, family, or friends. Current residents live throughout the area from Cerritos, Orange, Anaheim, Villa Park, Long Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Corona del Mar and Aliso Viejo.

There is housing within walking/biking distance of UC Irvine Medical Center. Residents do not have difficulty finding housing they can afford on a resident salary.


Nearby attractions include:

  • Disneyland (many residents have annual passports)
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (concerts)
  • Honda Center (hockey, concerts)
  • Angels Stadium
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts (performing arts/music)
  • Museums (Bowers, etc.)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary (Long Beach)
  • Balboa Island
  • Crystal Cove State Park
  • Anaheim Packing District
  • Multitudes of beaches, campgrounds, hiking trails, and parks
  • Big Bear Mountain (skiing is only two hours away)

Families appreciate some of the highest neighborhood safety and school test reports of the state, and the job market is also one of the largest in the nation.

More information

One point to keep in mind when interviewing and selecting a residency is location, location, location. Orange County offers so many choices and beautiful weather year round, and residents can truly take advantage of what Orange County has to offer. Here are a few links to get you started.

Disneyland Resort
Knott's Berry Farm
Orange County Hiking
Orange County Parks and Beaches
Surf Report and Cameras
Orange County Weather
Anaheim Angels
Anaheim Ducks Hockey
The Outlets of Orange
Fashion Island Shopping Center
South Coast Plaza Shopping Center