Irvine consistently ranks among the safest, cleanest and most popular communities in the United States. Master-planned to include abundant parks, libraries, playgrounds, sports facilities, and blue-ribbon schools. With a wealth of wonderful neighborhoods to choose from, ranging from new, gated developments to more established areas with appealing homes ideal for families, Irvine is ideal for both first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners. One of the most prestigious communities in Irvine is Shady Canyon, which features a guard-gate, fine custom homes and home sites, and semi-custom villas in a countryside setting that also encompasses the famed Shady Canyon Country Club with golf course designed by Tom Fazio.