Before the first spade of dirt was turned, Irvine was master-planned to become a “city of intellect.”
Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bryan Starr shares the key driver behind Irvine’s economic success.
Since 2005, Irvine home values have appreciated 77%, while values in the rest of Orange County appreciated 22%. An economist attributes Irvine’s success to good schools, parks and balanced communities.
Irvine was master-planned around education – from day one.
Back in 1889, James Irvine II rode a high-wheeled bike, called a velocipede, from San Francisco to the ranch that he inherited from his father.
The Irvine Ranch collection of Tom Fazio golf courses is one of the best anywhere.
“In other communities, stores wear out, signage gets old, colors fade, and parking lots fall apart. You don’t see that in Irvine.”
A comparison of 182 cities singled out Irvine as the best place to raise a family in Southern California – and as No. 3 in America.
Village of Portola Springs sits atop the city.
The Trust for Public Land’s survey also ranked the system No. 6 in the nation.