Tustin is a city located in Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is bordered by Irvine on the south and east, Orange and the census designated Tustin Foothills on the north, and Santa Ana on the west. 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.
Primary and secondary education in Tustin and surrounding unincorporated areas is overseen by the Tustin Unified School District. Tustin High School is a California Distinguished School, as is Foothill High School (Santa Ana, California). Tustin High School is also well-known regionally for its strong Model United Nations program. Many university-bound high school graduates attend nearby University of California, Irvine. Springfield College, a nonprofit, private, higher education institute, is located in the city of Tustin.