The architecture you’ll find in Tustin blends classic, traditional, and custom. Most of the homes were built in the 1960’s with the exception of those established by some of the town’s earliest families - several of which sit prominently on Main Street and Prospect Avenue. Distinguished historic homes are unique to the heart of town, warmly regarded as Old Town Tustin. Those who live here appreciate both it’s history and revitalization. Tustin Meadows and Pepper Tree are two planned communities with parks and recreational activities. All are within walking distance to excellent schools including Tustin High School, Columbus Tustin Intermediate, and Guinn Foss, CE UTT Elementaries, and Tustin Memorial Academy. Enderle Center is a quaint shopping and dining destination that is home to famed Zov’s Bistro as well as host to annual car shows and a time-honored Holiday Open House. Tustin is a draw for commuters, conveniently located off the 5 and 55 freeways.
Tucked among the foothills, North Tustin spans from La Colina (North) through the hills that bridge Cowan Heights and Lemon Heights. Mixed in with popular neighborhoods reminiscent of East Coast tradition such as St. Hubert Wood and Racquet Hill, you’ll find grand properties in developments such as Barrett Hill and the gated community of Belle Rive. No matter what your lifestyle demands, there is something wonderful and welcoming about North Tustin - where tree lined streets, manicured lawns, and classic architecture reflect community pride wherever you go. Within the boundaries of Foothill High School and Hewes Intermediate School, there are several award winning elementary schools - Arroyo, Loma Vista, and Red Hill.
Peace and tranquility abound in the Cowan Heights section of the Tustin Hills with luxury homes. Set amid an abundance of mature trees and lush landcaping, the mostly estate caliber properties and semi-custom homes sit on expansive grounds with manicured curbside approaches. Privacy and security is found within the gated communities of Villa del Cerro, Presido and Linda Vista Estates. Boasting many of the most impressive properties in the community, Cowan Heights offers views spanning the hills of Santiago and Peters Canyon, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Catalina and north to Palos Verdes. Adjacent to the hills of Orange, Cowan Heights residents are within the boundaries of Foothill High School, Hewes Intermediate, and Arroyo Elementary school.
The Lemon Heights section of the Tustin Hills is comprised of many of the most sought after neighborhoods in the community. Among them is Racquet Hill, where single story ranches reflect traditional living at it’s finest. There’s also upper Red Hill Ridge where traditional, Mediterranean, and Greek Revival architecture meet modern and Cape Cod inspired homes with lots averaging one half acre in size. While many of the homes offer views of rolling hills, city lights, and nightly Disneyland fireworks, some are secluded among park-like settings. Residents are within the boundaries of Foothill High School, Hewes Intermediate, as well as Red Hill and Arroyo Elementaries.
The gated community of Rocking Horse Ridge is located off Newport Avenue bordering East Orange. A 24-hour guard-gate provides homeowner’s living within the confines of this exclusive community with a sense of security and pride. Greenbelts surround the impressive enclave of semi-custom and custom estates surrounded by rolling hillsides. Manicured with pride, many of the properties offer views. At the top of the ridge rests landmark estate properties. Residents enjoy association privileges that include swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and a club house, all within the boundaries of the Tustin Unified School District.
Tustin Ranch is historically part of the Irvine Ranch. Established in 1986, it’s comprised of 7,000 residential units from gated golf course and estate homes to apartments and townhomes. Tustin Ranch Estates, Emerson Estates and Cameo Woods are home to some of the grandest gated estates in the county. To the golfer’s delight, many of the communities within Tustin Ranch surround the Tustin Ranch Golf Course, an 18 hole championship level course named Orange County’s Finest Golf Course. The course is dotted with several man-made lakes and meanders through the foothills of many neighborhoods. Several recreation parks and youth sports fields complete this beautifully realized community conveniently located within close proximity to the shops and restaurants of Tustin Marketplace and The District, as well as freeways and toll roads. Tustin Ranch is within the boundaries of Tustin Unified schools, including Beckman High School, Pioneer Middle School, and Peters Canyon, Ladera, and Tustin Ranch Elementaries.
Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most exciting and vibrant economies – Tustin Legacy is a new community that celebrates history with a commitment to where the future can take us. At Tustin Legacy, history and innovation; business and open space; young minds with bold ideas; and neighborhoods are combined and celebrate everyday moments and quality experiences. This planned community connects people...to each other, to what matters, and to new opportunities. The City of Tustin has always been a place of entrepreneurs and innovators. Over time, as our young City grew, we welcomed families and businesses who embraced tree-lined streets along with historic districts and business centers. We’ve watched bean fields transform into military bases, proud of the thousands of military men and women who have called Tustin home and the iconic landmarks that mark those many years of service. That is why we’ve paid homage to our military history with significant landmarks and memorials located throughout the community such as Victory Park and Veterans Sports Park. Tustin Legacy offers open spaces, big and small – inviting walks, sporting events, bike rides, moments to sit and relax, as well as a place to discover a new generation’s legacy.