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Vista September 24, 2023
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Vista Information and Highlights

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Vista Information and Highlights

Vista is a sizeable city that resides in Southern California, northwest of San Diego County. It is considered a medium-sized city, overall, placed within the San Diego Metropolitan Area, and also includes several unincorporated parts of San Diego County. Originally called Rancho Buena Vista, Vista was founded on October, 9th 1882 with an establishment of a post office in the area. It was officially incorporated on January 28th, 1963 and became a charter city on June 13, 2007. Vista is also noted for its educational facilities for youth, with an estimated twenty-five individual educational institutions as well as a business park home to over eight hundred companies. Vista is officially ranked as the one hundred and seventy third best place in California for families, based on how it ranks in family life, recreational opportunities, education, health, safety and affordability. This makes Vista a grand opportunity for those looking to settle down in California but want to avoid the high cost living of San Diego, as well as a great spot for tourists looking to experience the area.


Vista experiences the typical Californian weather, as well as the swells, heat and light breezes off of the Pacific coast, with higher heats in the rocky hill areas. Temperatures stay fairly consist throughout the year with higher heats, precipitation and humidity involved, especially in the summer months. Residents and visitors alike can expect occasional rainstorms, thunderstorms and high wind velocities associated with storms off the Pacific coast, especially during hurricane season.

Recreation / Things To Do

Vista is in just the right location to get out and experience all the natural beauty and wonders of California. With the beaches nearby, the mountains to the north, and San Diego just a short trip away, Vista has plenty for the whole family to explore and enjoy. There is the plenty to get you and the family out to enjoy the great outdoors, the local venues or just some of that Californian wonder.

  • Get Air Trampoline Park – 2755 Dos Aarons Way – (760) 478-5867

  • Vista Farmer’s Market – 325 S Melrose Dr – (760) 945-7425

  • The Wall Climbing Gym – 1210 Keystone Way – (760) 560-3424

  • Brengle Terrace Park – 1200 Vale Terrace Dr


Vista has plenty in the way of shopping for the whole family. With its many retail hubs and business district, shoppers of all sorts can find plenty in the way of vintage clothing, antique treasures, and everything else they are looking for to create a truly enjoyable shopping experience. You also can find a selection of Native American treasures, so any tourists looking for some historical trinkets should take advantage.

  • Twice on Main Street – 248 Main St – (760) 415-2952

  • Metaphor Boutique – 222 E Broadway – (760) 940-2202

  • The Indian Store – 1950 Hacienda Dr – (760) 639-5309

  • Standards: A Record Store – 216 E Broadway – (760) 650-5659


Vista has a charming blend of classic American food mixed with more exotic spices, and culturally trendy locales to get your fill of tasty treats that are sure to find anything they need to satisfy their cravings.

  • Connie’s – 1688 S Melrose Dr – (760) 597-1700

  • Time Out Café – 1011 S Santa Fe Ave – (760) 630-4300

  • Partake Gastropub – 721 S Santa Fe Ave – (760) 630-4300

  • The Yellow Deli – 315 E Broadway – (760) 631-1888


Vista is a great area for all the night owls out there. With plenty in the way of pubs, breweries, gastropubs and clubs, as well as San Diego in its entirety, it is easy to find a way to spend the twilight hours thoroughly enjoying yourself. Wants some true local flavors? Vista is the place to be.

  • Badass Pizza & Brew – 828 N Santa Fe Ave – (760) 842-1733

  • ArtBeat On Main Street – 330 Main St – (760) 295-3118

  • Mother Earth Tap House – 206 Main St – (760) 726-2273

  • Hop Highway 78 – Highway 78


Vista is highly praised for its school systems throughout its many suburbs. Those looking to raise a family, or to further their own education, need not worry about a shortage of schools, both conventional and unconventional; it’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to surf and further your career at the same time!

  • La Petite Academy – 725 Shadowridge – (855) 389-6464

  • Lake Elementary School – 4950 Lake Blvd – (760) 945-5300

  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School – 525 W Vista Way – (760) 630-7960

  • Children’s Paradise Preschool & Infant Center – 990 Vale Terrace Dr – (760) 941-7578


  • Population: 94,145

  • Population density: 5,040

  • Median age: 33.2

  • Male / Female ratio: 1.0:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to any area within the Vista area, the local job market is not in short supply, nor is the income many residents can expect. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer

  • SeaWorld San Diego – 500 Sea World Dr – (800) 257-4268

  • The Classical Academies – 390 W Valley Pkwy – (760) 317-9147

  • Rockstar San Diego – 2200 Faraday Ave # 200 – (760) 929-0700

  • San Diego State University – 5500 Campanile Dr – (619) 594-5200


Vista is surrounded by landmarks and local history, basically no matter which direction you look in. Even if you want to avoid the more cluttered landmarks in San Diego, you can easily go to the surrounding communities and areas to get a mix of history, natural beauty and an experience that you won’t soon be forgetting.

  • Rancho Guajome Adobe – 2210 N Santa Fe Ave – (760) 724-4082

  • Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead – 12655 Sunset Dr – (760) 432-8318

  • Transit Station Rancho Bernardo – West Bernardo Dr

  • Old Poway Park – 14134 Midland Rd – (858) 668-4576


Vista is a fantastic area for all sorts, whether you are looking for a new home in the Californian sun without the hustle and bustle of San Diego, or if you just want to visit a beautiful area and see some true Californian beauty. For those looking for a higher quality of living and for a great place to settle down and raise a family, Vista really is one of the best cities you can choose in Southern California.

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