If you’re lucky, you live in California. To love your home is one of the foundations of true happiness – to marvel at a morning sunrise, to breathe in the crisp fall air while meandering along a hiking trail – and ultimately to lose that unsettled feeling that cause so many people to uproot and start over.
The song California Dreamin’ captured hearts in 1965 with lyrics longing for the warmth of the California coast during a cold winter in New York City. Though decades later we now hurry through a technology-driven world, the California coastline is still synonymous with the good life—an astonishing mix of breathtaking sunsets, eclectic artist colonies, dramatic ocean vistas, urban cities—and of course, luxury living.
Living along the California coast doesn't have to be just a dream. The Irvine Company offers coastal communities that fit all lifestyles. The neighborhoods and villages dotting the coast are not only near the beach, but close to dining, excellent schools and thousands of major employers.
Founded in 1864, the Irvine Company began as a 120,000-acre ranching and farming community, which is now Orange County. From there, the land was developed, stretching from the Santa Ana Mountains to the stunning Pacific Coast. Today, the Irvine Company Apartment Communities, which span from San Diego to Orange County; Los Angeles to Silicon Valley, are sustainable communities which include not only incredible living spaces, but retail centers, industry, schools and permanently preserved open spaces. Since becoming famous in the Gold Rush of 1848, millions have crossed oceans and wildernesses to arrive in California for opportunity, a fresh start―and to reach that physical and emotional vista of the infinite Pacific.
Living near a stunning shoreline is one of the greatest luxuries in the world. From morning walks along the water’s edge in Newport Beach, to watching the sun sink below a spectacular horizon at dusk in L.A.’s Marina Del Rey; the average year-round temperature here is 70 degrees. In San Diego, flip flops are a must have, typically worn year-long. Residents in Orange County enjoy margaritas at Newport’s Cannery Village and afternoons on Balboa Island. Those living at L.A.’s Playa Vista, are a short bike ride from the marina, where stand-up paddleboarding affords sweeping views of Marina Del Rey, gliding peacefully past yachts and sea lions. In Northern California, Capitola Beach is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell fabled beach town. Here, the multi-colored facades of Venetian townhomes serve as a picturesque backdrop. This is California coastal living: immaculate, palm-lined streets, stony cliffs and winding hiking trails. And perched on hillsides, sprawling homes overlook the great Pacific.
Irvine Company's communities near the coast enjoy epic views, convenience of travel and award-winning living spaces situated in premier Southern California locations.