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About Tustin

tustinTustin is a city located in Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the census of 2010, Tustin had a population of 75,540. The city is located next to the county seat, Santa Ana, and does not include the Tustin Foothills.

Because of a top 10% ranking in start-ups and sole proprietors per capita and one of the shortest commutes in Southern California, the city was chosen in 2009 by Forbes as one of the top 25 towns to live well in America.

The city of Tustin was Incorporated in 1927. It is a city rich in History, much of it still seen in the Old Town District with it’s historic buildings, some dating back to the 1880s, which are found on Main Street and El Camino Real.

Although much of the city’s trees have been uprooted because of development, Tustin’s motto, ‘The City of Trees’ is still relevant today. Many trees still line the streets throughout the city making a tour through Tustin’s streets a pleasant and tranquil drive.

Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited this area.[citation needed] After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Father Junipero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area’s first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain.

tustin2In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km2) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba’s great rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today. Smaller ranchos evolved from this large rancho including the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana.

After the Mexican-American war, Alta California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this area. Columbus Tustin, a carriage maker from Northern California, founded the city in the 1870s on 1,300 acres (5 km²) of land from the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. The city was incorporated in 1927 with a population of about 900. The townsite was bordered by Camino Real on the south, Newport Avenue on the east, 1st Street on the north, & the Costa Mesa Freeway on the east. During World War II, a Navy anti-submarine airship base (later to become a Marine Corps helicopter station) was established in unincorporated land south of the city; the two dirigible hangars are among the largest wooden structures ever built and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and ASCE List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. Suburban growth after the war resulted in increased population, annexation of nearby unincorporated land including the base, and development of orchards and farmland into housing tracts and shopping malls.


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Tustin School Districts

Tustin Unified

Tustin Schools

Barbara Benson Elementary School
PK-5, public
Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary School
PK-5, public
Columbus Tustin Middle School
6-8, public
A. G. Currie Middle School
6-8, public
Helen Estock Elementary School
PK-5, public
Robert Heideman Elementary School
PK-5, public
Hillview High (Continuation) School
9-12, public
C. C. Lambert Elementary School
PK-5, public
W. R. Nelson Elementary School
PK-5, public
Peters Canyon Elementary School
K-5, public
Jeane Thorman Elementary School
PK-5, public
Tustin High School
9-12, public
Tustin Ranch Elementary School
PK-5, public
C. E. Utt Middle School
6-8, public
Marjorie Veeh Elementary School
PK-5, public
Saint Jeanne De Lestonnac School
K-8, private
St. Cecilia Elementary School
K-8, private
Red Hill Lutheran
PK-8, private
Grace Harbor School
K-6, private
Sycamore High (Alternative) School
7-12, public
Pioneer Middle School
6-8, public
Spirit Christian Academy
K-12, private
Ladera Elementary School
PK-5, public
Edgewood Preprimary Academy
K, private
Grace Harbor School
K-5, private
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