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.