Dating back to the 19th century, craftsman bungalow, Victorian and Spanish revival homes line Main Street and B Street. The roots of the community stem from agriculture, with the local blacksmith shop still standing and Tustin High School's "Tillers" dating back to when it was built in 1921. Downtown, vintage thrift stores and antique townhomes are scattered among eclectic hotspots such as Freesoulcaffé, boutique clothing stores and an art studio.
Tustin Union High School District merged with Tustin Elementary School District in 1972, becoming part of Tustin Unified School District. Tustin Unified School District is now proud to boast National Blue Ribbon Schools as well as California Distinguished Schools and Gold Ribbon Schools. Tustin High School has been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top high schools in the U.S.
The Market Place's 165 acres of shops, restaurants and entertainment is one of Orange County's most popular shopping destinations with 120 stores and a large movie theater. In fact, readers of the Orange County Register's 2010 Annual People's Choice Awards voted it the "#1 Best Neighborhood Shopping Center" in Orange County.
Hugged by stunning palm trees, The Market Place is home to a multitude of stores and array of eateries including, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, Home Depot, Edward's Market Place Stadium 10, Best Buy, Texas De Brazil, Petsmart, Pieology, Barnes and Nobles, 24 Fitness, Target, Happy Nails, Starbucks, Urban Plates, Natraj's Tandoori, Fresh Brothers, Lazy Dog, Dave's Barbecue, Bed Bath and Beyond, Car Detailing, and more!
The city of Tustin is brimming with picturesque facilities, and Tustin takes great pride in its rich golf history, with upscale clubs known for hospitality, first-class service, and delicious food and beverages. A day at a Tustin golf course often includes wonderful Orange County weather and views of the foothills.
Tustin Ranch Golf Club once only known for its golf is now known for its restaurant, stunning views and more. With a Prime Rib Bar and a brunch that everyone raves about, the club also plays host to incredible events and weddings. Nearby Oak Creek Golf Club, Strawberry Farms Golf Club and Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course there are plenty of places in Tustin and Irvine areas to tee up!
To enjoy the natural beauty of Tustin, head to the Citrus Ranch Park and meander through the lemon ochards. Cedar Grove Park hosts more useful exercise equipment, including outdoor weights and non-electric machines. You can even attend the many concerts and festivals held here throughout the year at the large outdoor amphitheater.
Tustin Sports Park has:
- 6 Lighted tennis courts
- 2 Lighted basketball courts
- Playground equipment
- Food concession
- Multi-use trail
- 3 Lighted ball diamonds