North Tustin

Welcome to North Tustin 

An expansive area with skyline views and ranch-style homes 


North Tustin offers amazing views and breathtaking natural beauty. Hiking trails, excellent shopping, and great restaurants all distinguish North Tustin as one of the best places to live in Orange County, California. Home to approximately 24,000 residents, North Tustin encompasses Red Hill, Panorama Heights, Lemon Heights, East Tustin, and Cowan Heights. North Tustin is close to many amazing parks, including Peters Canyon Regional Park. The entire area around Tustin is incredibly diverse. Old Town Tustin is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and browse through a quaint bookstore. Excellent hiking trails and biking trails are also located throughout North Tustin and the other areas of this great community. 

The views from North Tustin are spectacular, and the community contains some of the most desirable real estate in Orange County. Residents enjoy being able to see mountain canyons and valleys stretching all the way to cities such as Irvine and Orange. North Tustin is not as close to the coast as other areas of Orange County, but it is closer to the mountains and hills, and that makes it a distinctive place to reside. Many great restaurants and shops are also in Tustin. Shopping malls and movie theaters are also present in North Tustin. 



What to Love 

Local Lifestyle 

North Tustin is filled with active people who enjoy being outside playing basketball or riding a bicycle. Runners and joggers are also prevalent in North Tustin. These residents who enjoy living active lifestyles influence the tone of the city. The atmosphere is vibrant and alive. Residents enjoy being healthy, active, and engaged with their surroundings. Some of the neighborhoods in North Tustin are gated communities, and a positive atmosphere is present in the city. Residents and visitors enjoy all the parks and recreational areas available in North Tustin. The hilly terrain in North Tustin also provides a beautiful contrast with the flat coastal areas of Orange County. 



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Chaak Kitchen in Old Town Tustin is one of the greatest brunch spots in Orange County. The chefs serve amazing dishes influenced by Oaxacan cuisine. Popular menu items include salbute pato ahumado, cochinita pibil, and parrillada yucatan. Storico offers amazing Italian cuisine. Notable pasta dishes include aglio e olio, capperi e olive, and salsiccia.

Residents stop by the Lost Bean for a turmeric latte, and other popular venues include Bar Louie, Boba Square, and Portola Coffee Roasters

The District is a large shopping area in Tustin. At the Tustin Market Place you will find brands like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ethan Allan, and Barnes and Nobles. 



Things to Do 

Residents explore Irvine Regional Park and take in the beauty of North Tustin. Irvine Park Railroad offers rides for children and adults who want to explore this amazing part of Orange County. Peters Canyon Reservoir is a great place for ornithologists and birdwatchers to explore the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. Also, the Orange County Zoo is in the North Tustin area of Orange County. Many different animal species are on the eight acres of the Orange County Zoo. Santiago Oaks Regional Park is also a great park in North Tustin, as well as Citrus Ranch Park




The schools in North Tustin are served by the Tustin Unified School District. The following are some of the most notable schools in North Tustin. 



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Overview for North Tustin, CA

28,010 people live in North Tustin, where the median age is 48.1 and the average individual income is $68,303.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48.1 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for North Tustin, CA

North Tustin has 9,639 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in North Tustin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,010 people call North Tustin home. The population density is 3,722.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.5 / 50.5%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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