Orange County is located in Southern California and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County and on the south by San Diego County. Its warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches make it an ideal place to live and work. Of course, the OC is also home to such popular tourist attractions as Disneyland and "Surf City, U.S.A.", also known as Huntington Beach.
Rated one of the safest, best places to live in the United States, the city of Irvine offers an amazing quality of life. Located at the heart of Irvine, the UC Irvine campus is just miles away from the industry nucleus of Orange County and a short drive away from the famed beaches of Newport, Laguna, and several others.