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.
The city’s Master Plan has made it a pioneer in sustainability.
A family enjoys sunshine, parks and views in Orchard Hills.
Architect and historian points out success of Master Plan.