[wpbsearch]
X
|    •    •    •    •  
Irvine – Planned to Thrive
Irvine – Planned to Thrive
While many of California’s cities grew by accident of geography, agriculture, or transportation, Irvine was a planned city from the beginning. The Gabrielino Indians were early settlers in the entire region, and Orange County was divided into large ranchos owned by several families, including the Irvines. James Irvine bought out his partners in 1878, creating the Irvine Ranch, which stretched