The New Town
Irvine was born in the early 1960’s when the master-planned community, or New Town, was a popular concept. Years of unplanned suburban growth had created an aversion to sprawling, unplanned bedroom communities with little civic identity or focus. New Towns like Columbia, Maryland and Reston, Virginia modeled this new concept, with residential, educational, industrial and recreational services that were balanced and easily available to residents.
A City of Villages
A Sense of Place
5 San Joaquin in Irvine
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