The Irvine Ranch Â– New Southern California Homes - Northwood II - A garden enclave located east of I-5 bounded by Jeffrey, Trabuco Road and Bryan Avenue in Irvine. The Village of NorthwoodÂ’s intimate setting of just 400 homes has four distinct neighborhoods with single family detached and townhomes featuring styles influenced by Monterey and Spanish Colonial architecture.
Arbors Â– Fieldstone Homes Â– 72 homes Bella Rosa Â– Pulte Homes Â– 104 homes Camellia Â– California Pacific Homes Â– 136 homes Serissa Â– Lennar Corporation Â– 88 homes
The Irvine Company is a 140-year-old privately held real estate investment company best known for the balanced, sustainable communities it continues to plan and create on The Irvine Ranch® in Orange County, California.
One of the more interesting communities in the nation. Middle-class plus, home to professionals, researchers, managers, professors and ladder-rising affluent. Many cities in California have a Trader JoeÂ’s. A few have two. Irvine has three; itÂ’s that kind of town.Irvine started off from nothing, cows and corn and oranges to a modern city. Phased development. Crops still grown on many lots until it comes time to move to housing, offices, commercial or retail.Â“Master-plannedÂ” in two senses. The entire city has a plan Â— housing here, commercial there, stores over here, etc. As tracts are added, they come in with mini-master plans and active roles for homeowner associations. The older tracts are open; some of the newer ones are gated. And with gated comes more responsibilities for the associations.
Intelligent, well-run, pleasant, modern-looking suburb with a touch of glitz, a movie-restaurant complex, Spectrum Center (21 screens),with a population of 202,079. Between 2000 and 2006, Irvine added almost 51,000 residents, a lot by California standards. Irvine expects total to reach 258,000 by 2025.