Orange County in Southern California has something great to offer residents no matter where you look. Although Orange County has a reputation of only having luxury homes, there are actually plenty of affordable places to live, no matter the size of your household or lifestyle. The cities of Irvine and Tustin are both cases in point: centrally located within the county and boasting about a 20-minute drive to Disneyland and several beaches. Both cities offer a great blend of modern amenities and family-friendly culture that make them a favorite among Southern Californians. Below, you can compare their schools, homes, attractions, and recreation to see which city is right for you.

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Great Park Balloon

The Irvine Spectrum Center

UCI Arboretum



The Market Place

Peters Canyon Regional Park

The City of Tustin

Tustin Ranch