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1

Where is Northwood located?

North of the City of Irvine, Orange County, California, USA

2

What is Irvine's vision statement?

'To create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing.'

3

Irvine is an edge city. What is this?

A substantial urban development on the fringe of an existing conurbation. It was formally planned.

4

How far is Northwood from Newport beach?

10km east

5

Where are the Santa Ana mountains in relation to Northwood?

They sit to the east

6

What is the average salary in Northwood?

$86,500

7

What is the national average salary?

$52,250

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Housing: What is the standard housing?

Single-family houses on large plots

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Housing: How many people own their own house?

91%

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Housing: How many people have lived there for more than 10 years?

2/3

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Housing: How many people live in each house on average?

2.8

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Housing: What are the streets like?

Lined with eucalyptus trees which were windbreaks when the area was farmland.

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What do houses cost?

$500,000 - $1 million+

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Environment: what is the climate like?

Mediterranean

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Environment: What is there easy access to?

Beaches

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Environment: What is the AreaVibes Liveability Score for Northwood?

86

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Environment: Where did Northwood rank on NerdWallet's list of best cities for young families in Southern California

1st

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Health: What is the healthcare like?

Excellent, even by AC standards

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Health: What is air quality like?

Low air pollution as it is located on the edge of the Los Angeles conurbation so avoids smog

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Crime: How do crime levels in Northwood compare to the US average?

61% lower

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Crime: How safe is Irvine?

Safer than 96% of cities in California

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Crime: How prevalent is crime?

Violent crime events= 50/100,000 people

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Crime = What is the national average for violent crime?

366/100,000 people

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Education: How good are schools?

Among the best achieving in the USA

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Education: Sierra Vista Middle School

Scored 922/1000 in the 2007 Academic Performance Index Base

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Education: Northwood high school

Won a Gold Score Award

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Education: How many residents have masters or doctorates?

20.5%

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Education: How many residents aged 25+ have first degrees?

68.5%

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Education: How good are school test results?

60% higher than US average

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Education: What facilities are there several of?

Tertiary education