Located in Irvine, California, Portola Springs is an assortment of different places, each defined by the character of the land. Some hilly, some flat. Some more closely knit, others more open and roomy. What frames them is the strong presence of Lomas Ridge and the surrounding open space. This is a village with a more relaxed feel, set off by a buffer zone of native habitat and agricultural lands on all sides - it's close to but removed from the beaten path.

The design for Portola Springs includes five enclaves - each with its own unique flavor - surrounding a rambling community park and charming village retail center where residents can gather for alfresco dining, shopping and socializing. A series of footpaths and trails will link the retail center to open spaces and the community park.