Well if Gated Community is the bench mark for safety for you ... here is what I will suggest.
Try it for yourself; make a list of 25 gated communities of your choice. Go to any of their entrances in your car and follow any other resident who is driving in the gate ... there is your "safety" test result. Only personally manned gates/entrances make some sense for real Safety, all the rest is very theoretical.
Safety was part of the city design for Irvine ... Irvine is one of the first "designed" cities of US. Segregated sections of the neighborhood are one factor that discourages the strangers to take shortcuts through the city. Strangers are noticed in smaller communities easily; also whenever we have a misshapen in the neighborhood, we get quick police alerts via mass telephone broadcasts to warn people.
No community is crime free; people will barge into White House if the "home owner" is not alert. . There is a difference in the quality of a $5.00 and $150.00 wine bottle. When you buy a home, you also buy the neighborhood. Come-on stay in Irvine, you will love it here. May be Mister Rodgerâ€™s song will be more convincing.
It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...
... Won't you please?
Please won't you be my neighbor?
Realty ONE Group IRVINE