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Apartments for Rent in Tustin, CA
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Average rent in Tustin, CA

$2,768/mo Tustin, CA average rental price, January 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Tustin, CA is $2,768.

Tustin, CA apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in Tustin, CA

60 /100
Somewhat Walkable
33 /100
Some Transit
54 /100
Bikeable
Walk Score®: 60, Transit Score®: 33, Bike Score®: 54

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Tustin, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Tustin, CA were last updated on 27 Jan 2023.

What are the best apartments in Tustin, CA?

The best apartments in Tustin, CA are: TUSTIN ARMS APARTMENTS, Tustin Cottages, Villa Viento, Flanders Pointe Apartments and Axiom Tustin.

What is the average rent in Tustin, CA?

The average rent in Tustin, CA is $2,768. Start your search for apartments in Tustin, CA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Tustin, CA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Tustin, CA is between $2,048 and $3,397. View all studio apartments in Tustin, CA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA is between $2,070 and $4,272. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Tustin, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA is between $2,230 and $4,372. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tustin, CA is between $2,045 and $5,067. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Tustin, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Tustin, CA?

In Tustin, 50% of the residents are renting compared to 50% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 28% of Tustin’s rentals, 60% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 11% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Tustin, CA?

The average age of rental buildings in Tustin is 37 years old, with 18% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 85% are garden-style apartment communities, 7% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Tustin, CA?

Studio apartments in Tustin are around 5% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 38% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 51% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Tustin, CA in the news

Renter's guide to Tustin, CA

Located in Orange County just 35 miles from Los Angeles and 25 miles from Long Beach, Tustin is a quiet town with close transportation links to its more bustling neighbors.

Incorporated in 1927 with a population of just 900, Tustin’s population exploded during and after World War II when an anti-submarine airship base was built south of the city. Today, the city has grown to a population of 83,371, according to the 2017 census, and is known as the “city of trees”.

The weather in Tustin is typical of Orange County, sunny and comfortable pretty much all year round. In July, you can expect a summer high of 82°F, and a winter low of 47°F in January. The area gets no snow and just 13 inches of rain per year on average. Residents of Tustin also get to enjoy 278 days of sun each year.

Tips for renting in Tustin, CA

As a town of renters, there’s a wide range of housing options here, so it should be easy to find something that fits your needs and budget. The biggest tip for moving to Tustin is to know the neighborhoods.

The North Tustin neighborhood, ranked amongst the 15% highest income neighborhoods in the U.S., is the most upscale in Tustin. You’ll find a lot of luxury cars in driveways here as 66.7% of the workforce are executives, managers, or professionals. It’s also more family friendly than 99.1% of neighborhoods in California.

The least expensive neighborhood is located on Walnut Ave and Tustin Ranch Rd. But even here, 44.2% of working people are executives, managers, or professionals. Roughly 30% work in sales and services jobs.

In case you have a dispute with your landlord or are confused about your rights as a tenant, the Fair Housing Council of Orange County is an important source of information. They also have trained professionals on hand who can help you resolve any landlord/tenant problems.

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Tustin, CA demographics

Tustin, CA has a population of 80,815 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,413 of Tustin’s residents are women and 40,402 are men. The median age of those who live in Tustin, CA is 35.5.

Living in Tustin, CA

Living in Tustin has its pros and cons. One of the main reasons many choose to live in Tustin is the slower pace of life it offers, while still being close enough to commute to major Southern California centers like Los Angeles.

For those that travel frequently to other Southern California cities like Los Angeles, Burbank, Anaheim, and San Bernardino, the MetroLink station with connections to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner stations is only minutes away from the Tustin city limits.

Tustin’s residents are diverse, with a roughly even distribution across all age brackets. The area is also very pet friendly; as you’re walking down the street, you might even get the impression that every resident owns a pet! Combine that with plenty of parks and green spaces and Tustin shapes up to be the perfect place to raise a family.

The downside is that Tustin does not have much of a nightlife. Although there are bars scattered around town, there are not many nightclubs or places where people can cut loose.

Tustin, CA households

  • 18,905 Family
    7,596 Non-family
  • 9,850 Children
    16,651 No Children
  • 26,501Total Number of Households
  • 3.01Average People Per Household
  • $88,386Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 26,501 households in Tustin, CA. 18,905 are family households and 7,596 are non-family households. There are 9,850 households with children in Tustin and 16,651 households without children. On average, about 3.01 people live in a household in Tustin, CA.

Things to do in Tustin, CA

Tustin is full of young families, so you can expect most of Tustin’s attractions and points of interest to be family oriented.

If you’re looking for fun things to do with kids or with family in Tustin, the first destination that comes to mind is the Santa Ana Zoo. Home to over 350 animals, a petting barnyard, and mini train rides, it is perfect for animal lovers. The zoo also offers guided tours for a fun and educational experience.

For the shoppers in the family, The District at Tustin Legacy is a large outdoor shopping center with unique services like a pop jet fountain and valet service to make your visit as seamless as possible. You can find everything you need here from movie theaters, bowling alleys, and Costco, to a large food hall named Union Market, and vintage/recycled clothing stores. They also hold monthly events here, like the Prego 5-course dinner with wine pairings, live music inside Union Market, and the Summer Nights concerts complete with beer and wine gardens.

Things to do

For the shoppers in the family, The District at Tustin Legacy is a large outdoor shopping center with unique services like a pop jet fountain and valet service to make your visit as seamless as possible. You can find everything you need here from movie theaters, bowling alleys, and Costco, to a large food hall named Union Market, and vintage/recycled clothing stores. They also hold monthly events here, like the Prego 5-course dinner with wine pairings, live music inside Union Market, and the Summer Nights concerts complete with beer and wine gardens.

For a relaxing day in town, try roaming around Old Town Tustin on foot. It’s a historic neighborhood on Main Street and El Camino Real with a history dating back to the 1880s. Notable highlights include the Rock House, built in 1950 by a civil engineer using rocks he collected from the Rocky Mountains, and the Hewes House, built in 1881 using a combination of styles like Victorian, Italianate, and Greek revival.

For the car enthusiasts, the Marconi Automotive Museum is a must-see. Here you’ll find historic, classic, and exotic cars, estimated at over $30 million. It’s a non-profit organization that donates a portion of net proceeds to local children’s charities.

For the car enthusiasts, the Marconi Automotive Museum is a must-see. Here you’ll find historic, classic, and exotic cars, estimated at over $30 million. It’s a non-profit organization that donates a portion of net proceeds to local children’s charities.

If you run out of fun things to do in Tustin, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Newport Beach, Angels Stadium, and Fashion Island are not too far away. Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and other popular Southern California cities are also easily accessible by train.

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Tustin, CA employment & economy

The median household income in Tustin is $73,567, which is much higher than the national average. With numbers like these it won’t come as a surprise that 31.1% of the residents are employed in some sort of professional occupation, 15.7% in retail, 11.6% in education, and 10.6% in manufacturing. Top employers in Tustin include the Tustin Unified School District, New American Funding, and Rockwell Collins.

However, the economy and employment in Tustin is not exclusively dominated by large companies and government organizations, and small businesses thrive here as well. Despite its relatively small population, Crunchbase lists 106 start-up organizations that call Tustin home. All this contributes to a very robust local economy.

Education in Tustin, CA

Run by the Tustin Unified School District, the top high school in Tustin is the Arnold O. Beckman High School. Ranked 81st in California and 30th in the Los Angeles Metro Area, the school is also very diverse, with 70% minority enrollment and 21% of students considered economically disadvantaged.

For younger students, the top middle school in Tustin is Pioneer Middle. In 2018, it was ranked the best middle school in Tustin after boasting average test scores of 91. This also places it in the top 7.7% of California middle schools.

The top elementary school in Tustin is Ladera Elementary. After earning average standardized test scores of 86.18%, Ladera ranked in the top 15% of elementary schools in California.

The top university in Tustin is the University of California Irvine located just 5 miles from Tustin. This public institution was founded in 1965 and is currently ranked 33rd in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The university hosts 29,000 undergraduate students with research specializing in cancer and neuroscience.

But no matter which school you decide to send your children to, you can rest easy knowing that the standard of education here is fairly high across the board. The Tustin Unified School District even provides laptops and iPads for students to use.

Tustin, CA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Tustin, CA is as follows: 6% have no high school education, 23% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 25% have a Bachelor Degree, and 15% have a Graduate Degree.

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