Irvine Spectrum

Uptown Irvine: The Residential Side of the IBC

High rises and global HQs might be what the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) is best known for, but change is afoot in this urban pocket of Irvine. An exciting, uptown vibe is taking hold as C2E rides the crest of a new wave of approved residential housing here.

The City of Irvine’s IBC Vision Plan allows for 15,000 residential units in the IBC. Approximately 2,600 of those remain to be developed, including both for-sale residences and multi-family apartments. As one of the first for-sale housing developments in the IBC in years, C2E represents a unique and limited opportunity for savvy homebuyers to get in early on the next phase of major public and private sector investment in central Orange County.

Billed as “Uptown Irvine” by some, this more residential side of the IBC already offers thriving retail centers such as Diamond Jamboree and Park Place, not to mention The District at Tustin Legacy just a short drive away. With more retail, entertainment, mixed-use and residential development approved and underway, the sense of community in Orange County’s cosmopolitan heart will only heighten over the next few years.

Matt Luke, broker and owner of Matt Luke Home Team, says “As a long-time resident and real estate professional in Orange County I’m excited about what is happening with C2E in Uptown Irvine. The townhomes offer a great opportunity to be on the leading edge of the residential movement in one of the most bustling locations in the county.”


    1. Bang meet buck.
      Early adopters buying in Uptown Irvine will be rewarded with the lowest prices and biggest potential financial upsides in this burgeoning residential hot spot.
    2. Cut the commute.
      How does a 10 or 15-minute commute to work sound like to you? Live close to thousands of thriving businesses, not to mention some of the most powerful HQs in the world. If it’s career progression you’re after, it’s all happening in Uptown Irvine.
    3. Get your steps in.
      Walkable to the shops and restaurants at Diamond Jamboree and Park Place, C2E gives you the chance to ditch the car in favor of a more cosmopolitan lifestyle while still enjoying the convenience and safety of living in one of America’s finest cities.
    4. Lock and leave with ease.
      Skip town in the blink of an eye. C2E is a lock-and-leave community less than five minutes from John Wayne Airport and 10 minutes from nearby Metrolink stations.
    5. Ace it.
      Send your kids to award-winning Tustin Unified School District schools and live close to one of the country’s best institutions for higher learning, UCI.