There are trade offs living in Irvine. This is a planned city. Instead of the acre we had in Connecticut our SoCal lot is hardly larger than our house.
Making up for that are the immense set asides for common space. You’re never more than a block or two from a park or playground. Biking and walking trails are everywhere. There are around 50,000 acres of dedicated permanent open space, much of it unspoiled wilderness.
This morning Stef, Helaine and I headed to the Jeffrey Open Space Trail. The trail runs parallel to Jeffrey Road, a major artery.
The JOST is around 3.5 miles long featuring large meadows and beautiful landscaping. All road crossings are via bridge or tunnel, at grade.
Dogs are welcome. We’ll be back.