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Irvine's Asian population booms, boosting the local real estate market




A server dressed as a Taiwanese schoolgirl serves noodles to patrons at Class 302, a popular eatery in Irvine.
A server dressed as a Taiwanese schoolgirl serves noodles to patrons at Class 302, a popular eatery in Irvine.
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Irvine is now the fastest-growing major city in California. It also happens to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation -- thanks, in part, to a boom in its Asian population. 

Communities like Monterey Park and San Gabriel were always the place to go, but now, as KPCC's Josie Huang reports, Irvine is a top draw for Asian homebuyers.