For Kelly Hema and her family of four, this is the California dream: settling into their new home atop the city in time for the holidays.
Architects are rarely short on opinions, but most agree: Irvine is timeless. For the trained eye, that means a place that is revered over generations, not just the space of the latest trend.
Ask any Irvine resident where they live, and you’ll hear “Turtle Rock,” or “Oak Creek” or perhaps “Portola Springs.” That is a testament to the Master Plan’s vision to create a city of villages.
The remarkable story of how the Master Plan brought to life – village by village – one of America’s greenest cities.
Strong communities are made up of resilient and innovative individuals and businesses – those that courageously continue to work to find solutions, especially during times of crisis.
Take a journey through time to learn about the decisions that made Irvine.
The story of the new City of Irvine begins in 1846, when its namesake, James Irvine, set sail from Ireland at the age of 19.…
By the late 1800s, most Southern California ranches were being divided and sold in the face of drought and economic hardship. But not The Irvine…
Urban sprawl was hurtling toward Orange County in the 1950s. Landowners were under immense pressure to sell property to make way for piecemeal development occurring…