Population: 79,396Median home value: $543,200 71 Ranks better than 67% of areas
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A+ Tustin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Tustin Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than California
15555% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tustin cost of living
B+ Tustin Crime Total crime is 13% lower than California
Total crime
2,5617% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 407% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
14%Year over year crime is up
Tustin crime
C Tustin Employment Household income is 11% higher than California
Median household income
$70,82228% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,3759% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Tustin employment
C- Tustin Housing Home value is 33% higher than California
Median home value
$543,200194% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,61170% higher than the US average
Home ownership
48%24% lower than the US average
Tustin real estate or Tustin rentals
F Tustin Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than California
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
39%20% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:145% higher than the US average
Tustin K-12 schools

Living in Tustin, CA

Tustin, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 79,396 people. Tustin has a population density of 7,140 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Tustin identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 35% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Tustin, California. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Tustin and in the areas around Tustin is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 71/100, Tustin is ranked #9,420 in the United States and #338 in California. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Tustin has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (A+). Tustin does not do well for the following: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Tustin, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Tustin Ranch Golf Club, Marconi Automotive Museum, and Tustin Lanes.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Tustin gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 162 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Assuming that Tustin meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Tustin. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Tustin are simply unattainable. The median home price for Tustin homes is $543,200, which is 32.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Tustin, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.7, which is 20.3% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Tustin will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Tustin, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.7%.

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Compare Tustin, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Tustin, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Great Park, Irvine867.6185
Turtle Rock, Irvine81610,223
Oak Creek, Irvine814.411,939
Woodbridge, Irvine803.725,315
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northwood Point, Irvine803.34,857
University Park, Irvine804.78,436
West Park, Irvine803.223,037
Walnut Village, Irvine791.99,197

Best Cities Near Tustin, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA854020,477
Marina del Rey, CA8540.79,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8534.919,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8435.435,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8432.113,324
South Pasadena, CA8332.825,936
Newport Beach, CA8310.386,813
Laguna Woods, CA839.316,347

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Tustin, California: This Section of Orange County is Sweet!

I grew up in Tustin, California and hope to live there again someday. Just minutes away from beaches, Disneyland, malls, and vibrant Universities; the city's central location in the middle of Orange County is one of it's greatest assets.

There are a variety of neighborhoods in Tustin, each with different appeal. Old Towne Tustin is the historic district, which offers a quaint old town with locally owned businesses and restaurants, surrounded by vintage homes--some built in the early 1900s. Tustin Ranch is a far more recent development; this family-friendly planned community features parks, greenbelts, and a golf course. Tustin Ranch is also located near The Market Place, an open-air shopping mecca with a host of dining and entertainment options.

As a resident, Tustin offers convenience, variety, and a central location that is easy to commute from. When you're in Tustin, you can get just about anywhere in Orange County within 40 minutes, thanks to the efficient freeway system the city is adjacent to. Visitors to Tustin will benefit from all the convenience that residents enjoy, allowing travelers an affordable option right in the heart of fun-filled Orange County.
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