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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Tustin is a town in California with a population of 80,007. Tustin is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Tustin offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tustin there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tustin and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Tustin are highly rated.
About Tustin...
Population
80,007

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$585,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,696
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Tustin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    354.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,826.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Tustin

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,567
National
$55,322
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Tustin Reviews

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I have lived in Tustin for more than 15 years. Tustin is a great area for families to live in. Public schools such as Thorman Elementary School, Currie Middle School, and Tustin High School have a wide variety of classes and phenomenal teachers. At Tustin High School, students have the opportunity to pick from numerous Advanced Placement and Honors courses. The Tustin Unified School District has given its schools Toshiba laptops and iPads for students to use. In addition, there are various places one can take their child to. Centennial Park, for instance, has two playgrounds and a wide field area. It is the perfect place for picnics and soccer games! Furthermore, the area is totally safe. The Tustin Police Department ensure the well-being of their residents. The TPD also has annual open houses that teach adolescents about safety. On the other hand, Tustin does not have much of a nightlife. Other than the occasional bar, there are not many nightclubs people can let loose at.
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I absolutely love Tustin. I have grown up here and have loved every minute of it. It is very nicely laid out and there are so many beautiful parks filled with stunning greenery. The food is amazing and I have never run out of options of places to eat. The only thing I think could be improved is just the business of the people here. I often wish that people weren't so rushed and could stop to smile at each other and show more kindness to each other. However that;s Southern California for you! Over all I have absolutely loved my experience in Tustin.
I have lived in Tustin my entire life. In my particular neighborhood, it is predominately Caucasian, and older community. There have been a select few with families and/or children but eventually most children move out. There is a sense of permanent residency in my neighborhood as most have lived there a very long time, years and years much like we have. Tustin has been expanding with their food (restaurants and fast food as well as healthier options). Schools have also been improving as far as upgrades and technology and remodeling.