Irvine is known as a carefully planned city but has developed organically and spontaneously into a lively and sociable community. If you are planning to buy a home or condo for sale in Irvineand want to know the city better, here are some amazing places that are mostly known by the locals and are also known to be the reasons to live in Irvine. Unlike Orange County Zoo and the Irvine Spectrum, these hidden gems quietly fly under the radar.

  1. Urban Seoul

If you are a fan of fusion cuisine, you must give Urban Seoul a try. At this place, the chefs do not hesitate to update American diner staples and mix with Mexican and Korean flavors. The original Urban Seoul us location on Alton Parkway in the Diamond Jamboree shopping center and its new location is on Spectrum Center Drive.

  1. Site of the Former UC Irvine Observatory

If astronomy and outer space tend to amaze you or your children, this observation spot is the perfect place for you. In every six weeks, the UCI Department of Physics and Astronomy brings powerful telescopes and astronomy lessons on the top of the hill where the observatory was situated until its demolition in 2014. A $7 donation is requested on the visit for the purpose of rebuilding the observatory in the near future.

  1. Aldrich Park

This is found to be situated within the UCI campus. It can be seen beyond the East Peltason Drive parking areas. It is based on 19 acres of nature trails and eucalyptus groves that are home to raccoons, cottontail rabbits, and many other species of birds and animals.

  1. Bruxie

Located in the Irvine Heritage Plaza strip mall, Bruxie is a restaurant that invented the custard shake and fried chicken waffle sandwich along with several other interesting American diner classics versions.

  1. San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

Before about 2016, most GPD navigators and mapping apps did not offer accurate direction to this beautiful nature preserve, which is found when heading north on University Drive, finding Campus Drive, and turning right when observing hidden Riparian View Drive. You can find a National Audubon Society house right outside the park that shows why it is profuse in wildlife. You can find beautiful butterfly gardens, many native and migratory avian species, and numerous ponds. It allows visitors to enjoy a relaxing afternoon sitting on the benches in front of the small lakes.

  1. Pirate’s Cove

Newport Beach is one of the popular spots for Irvine residents but many are not aware of the hidden Pirate’s Cove. It can be accessed only by going on a long set of stairs on the corner of Heliotrope Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. It is a good swimming area surrounded by beautiful rocks and is not as crowded as the nearby beaches.

  1. Plush Karaoke

Plush Karaoke is located in Diamond Jamboree center. This Asian style karaoke lounge offers private rooms for small and medium groups. The karaoke list features Japanese, Korean, and Chinese songs as popular English hits as well.

If making a decision to get a home or condo for sale in Irvine is quite tough, these beautiful attractions and friendly neighborhoods of the city will definitely help you with it.

Author Bio:Ilean Jane is fun loving and loves to blog. She is a story teller, a foodie and looks forward to anything adventurous. She is a seasoned writer with experience in writing on any topic that catches her fancy. Currently she is working for Irvine Residential Living.