Why I love living on “The Ranch”

The Irvine Company, which developed the city of Irvine, California as well as the surrounding communities, has taken a progressive approach to the “village” lifestyle since it began master planning communities in the early 1960s.


1950s Seal Beach burger stand

Integrating living, working, and playing has always been a mantra for the company, which traces its roots to the mid-1800s. In one of the boldest moves in the real estate industry, the Irvine Company, led by its Chairman Donald Bren, donated nearly 50,000 acres of open space as open space and parklands in perpetuity. That is an impressive 53% of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch.

This dedicated land is among the most beautiful in Callifornia, with nearly 40,000 acres designated as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior and named the first-ever California Natural Landmark.

I’ve been lucky enough to live all across the United States for various career opportunities, but I always feel most at home on “The Ranch.”  My history with enjoying the lifestyle goes all the way back to 1962 when my parents first moved here from New York City.

Watch the video to see and lean more about this incredible legacy:  http://forever.irvinecompany.com/

Dan Stiel

California Real Estate Broker

CalBRE #01886935