Orange County’s Premiere Outdoor Mall Makes Irvine Real Estate the Hot Ticket

Conveniently nestled between the 405 and 5 freeways is Orange County’s premiere location for shopping, entertainment, and dining: the Irvine Spectrum.  This big-ticket attraction, coupled with all the other benefits a planned community has to offer, ensures that Irvine homes for sale are always a hot item.

The centerpiece of the Spectrum is the Edwards 21 Cinemas.  The theater offers 21 screens with stadium seating, including a huge IMAX theater, so you’re almost guaranteed to be able to catch the movie you want.  You can call the theater at (949) 450-4920 for a listing of movies and show times.

The other big draw for entertainment at the Spectrum is the Improv Comedy Club.  The club consistently showcases the biggest name comedians, as well as local talent.  You can come just to catch a show, or arrive early to have dinner first (and snatch the best seats in the house).

If you’re feeling a bit like a kid, Dave & Busters is an arcade fun house for adults.  Challenge your spouse or friends to a match of skeet ball or air hockey, or hop on one of the over 200 arcade games, including the newest simulation style video games.  The best part?  You can do all this with a drink in hand, grab lunch or dinner when you’re hungry, or just hang out in the bar and shoot pool.

For the real kids, the Spectrum has a merry-go-round and huge Ferris-wheel, not to mention dozens of toy and children’s apparel stores.

The Spectrum offers a wide variety of dining options.  If you’re looking for a quick bite you can visit the Café’s at the Oasis, an upscale food court.  If you want something fancier, then you can try the Yard House (which touts having the world’s largest selection of beers on draft), P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The Fish Market, The Cheesecake Factory, Fox Sports Grill (and maybe find yourself on television), or Maki Maki Sushi Bar & Grill, just to name a few.

In addition to all of this, there are also the retail stores.  If you can imagine it, The Spectrum probably has it: department stores, fashion and apparel (from casual beachwear to trend-setting apparel to designer fashion), health and beauty, music and electronics, books and gifts, home furnishings and design…the list goes on and on.  Visit the Irvine Spectrum’s website to see a full listing of all the stores, as well as all the restaurants and entertainment venues.

With all this to offer, it’s no surprise that the Irvine Spectrum is such a big draw and that Irvine real estate is in such high demand.  New high-rise apartment style homes are currently under construction if you want to live right next to the action, but thanks to the Spectrum’s great location, any of the Irvine homes for sale you choose to make your own will put you close to this great destination.