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

Prices and availability in Tustin, CA were last updated on 15 Apr 2021.

What are the best apartments in Tustin, CA?

The best apartments in Tustin, CA are: Rize Irvine Apartments, Walnut East, Nogal Feliz, TUSTIN ARMS APARTMENTS and TUSTIN LANAI APARTMENTS.

What is the average rent in Tustin, CA?

The average rent in Tustin, CA is $2,180. 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 $1,620 and $3,360. 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 $1,595 and $3,995. 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 $1,595 and $4,890. 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 $1,620 and $4,890. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Tustin, CA.

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.

Tustin, CA Demographics

  • Total Population79,863
  • Female 39,588
    Male 40,275
  • Median Age34.4

Cost of Living in Tustin, CA

Unlike its better-known neighbors, Tustin has a surprisingly low cost of living. If you live in an average-sized dwelling by yourself, utilities should cost you around $117.50 each month. A decent internet connection starts at $40 per month but goes up depending on the provider and the level of service.

While many residents drive, public transit in Tustin is operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority. A monthly pass starts at $69 for local routes and generous subsidies are available for youths, seniors, Medicare card holders, and people with disabilities.

On date nights, expect to spend about $57.50 for a meal for two at an average restaurant, before purchasing any alcoholic beverages.

Typical of Southern California, residents of Tustin like to stay fit. While there are many free exercise options in any of the city’s many parks, if you prefer to work out indoors, a fitness club membership will cost you around $51.67 per month.

Average Rent in Tustin, CA

  • Tustin, CA Average Rental Price, April 2021 $2,180 /mo

Tustin, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,5002%
  • $1,501-$2,00037%
  • > $2,00061%

Tustin, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Apr / 2021
Tustin, CA $2,087 $2,089 $2,122 $2,116 $2,147 $2,218 $2,232 $2,139 $2,166 $2,180
National $1,346 $1,355 $1,359 $1,356 $1,391 $1,398 $1,400 $1,390 $1,395 $1,407

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.

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.

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.

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.

Employment & Economy in Tustin, CA

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.

Tustin, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households25,697
  • Family 18,100
    Non-family 7,597
  • Children 9,871
    No Children 15,826
  • Average People Per Household3.07
  • Median Household Income$84,697
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,972

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

  • No High School6%
  • Some High School26%
  • Some College22%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree26%
  • Graduate Degree13%

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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