From the fabled beach towns and dramatic terrain encompassing cliff-lined shores, to the redwood forest and Sierra Nevada Mountains, California is as vast with its open spaces as it is beautiful.
California is a place many people only dream of living. Perhaps it’s the sun-streaked hair—eyes gazing west—looking to the horizon to see when the next set might roll in. It’s the unmistakable look and vibe of a California surf town, where gray whales, orcas, humpbacks and dolphins can be spotted along the coastline throughout the year.
Here, the Irvine Company is dedicated to not only providing Californians with aesthetically remarkable places to call home, but to preserving the landscape as well, with more than 60% of the 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch dedicated to permanent preservation. The land is now one of the largest urban open spaces in the United States, larger than any national park.
The Irvine Ranch’s open spaces offer a variety of public recreation while protecting natural resources with the same careful level of planning as On Ranch development. Home to hundreds of species of native plants and animals, the land is a combination of Orange County open parks and protected wildlands. Based on its geological and ecological significance, nearly 40,000 acres have been designated a Natural Landmark by both the State of California and the U.S. Department of the Interior.