The city of Irvine is one with more recent origins, in the grand scheme of US cities. The land that would later become Irvine was initially purchased in 1864 by James Irvine I, an Irish immigrant who had recently established Irvine & Co. and the Irvine Company, a real estate development company. Irvine purchased this land along with his partners in a sheep-raising business venture. The sheep herding ranch they purchased (previously named Rancho San Joaquin) was bought out by Irvine from his partners in 1878 and was later passed to his son, James Irvine II, upon the elder Irvine’s death in 1886.
James Irvine II began converting much of the ranching land into fields for growing olives and citrus. During his tenure at the head of his father’s real estate company, the Santa Fe Railroads was extended through this area, with a station in this area named for James Irvine. The town that was eventually established around this station was initially named Myford (after Irvine II’s son), but was later renamed Irvine in 1914.
In 1959, the Irvine Company sold a portion of land to the University of California for a new campus, while also drawing up plans for a new city surrounding the campus. The resulting industrial and residential city was known as Irvine, while the farming land upon which the town originated was renamed East Irvine. By the end of 1971, the city of Irvine was officially incorporated into California.
Today, the city of Irvine exists as a booming college town and is home to a variety of campuses, including the University of California Irvine, Concordia University, and the Orange County Center of USC. Many corporate buildings are also located within this city, including videogame developers Blizzard Entertainment and Golden State Foods.
If you’re looking for a used car near the Irvine area, we have plenty of choices for you here at Puente Hills Mitsubishi in City of Industry. Whether you need a sedan, SUV, or pickup truck for your daily commuting needs, Puente Hills Mitsubishi has plenty of choices that can meet your needs, whether you’re a corporate executive or an everyday worker at Central Park West Irvine.
A pre-owned sedan is an affordable and flexible way to take on daily driving. Sedans are one of the most popular body styles our used inventory has to offer. You can even upgrade to a high-end luxury sedan, from a brand like Alfa Romeo or BMW, for considerably less than what you would pay for one brand-new.
Another popular choice our used inventory offers are SUVs and sport activity vehicles (SAVs). When you want to take your family out to The Market Place or take visiting friends for a hike through Limestone Canyon Park, a used SUV provides an affordable and convenient way to travel. Our used inventory includes all the top crossovers from Mitsubishi, including the Outlander, Outlander Sport, Outlander PHEV, and Eclipse Cross.
Some folks need something with more power, torque, and capability. If you are one of these hard-working Irvine residents, you might enjoy our high-quality used trucks. Our inventory includes a variety of midsize, full-size, and light duty choices, with a variety of cabs and box sizes available. Some of our most popular truck brands include Chevy and Ford.
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