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.
Famed architect William Pereira created Irvine’s Master Plan, but it was Watson, as Irvine Company’s first urban planner, who led the building of a new city – from scratch.
City is ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength
Turns out, Irvine is one of the healthiest cities in America.
For the best views in Irvine, make your way up to the top of the city — into Orchard Hills.
William Mason built two of his own homes in his spare time. He taught civil engineering at the University of Washington, and served as a Boy Scout leader. Then he helped create the city of Irvine.