Chula Vista is a beautiful community spanning 50 square miles with a population of around 230,000, making it the second largest city in San Diego County. The city, whose name means “beautiful view” in Spanish, is surrounded with mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is conveniently located seven miles from downtown San Diego and seven miles from the Mexican border. The city is enriched with a astounding, culture-rich society.
The city has a variety of amenities and attractions for tourists and residents alike. A couple of the notable ones are Knotts Soak City USA, as well as the Cricket wireless amphitheatre where several outdoor concerts are played throughout the year. Chula Vista is also one of the few cities who has a year round US Olympic Training Centre. There is a large assortment of parks in the city, as well as several golf courses, the Chula Vista Nature Centre, and a marina. Downtown, the city offers an wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities.
The planning in the city is fantastic. It has an assortment of affordable housing along with a beautiful selection of estate homes available. There are several planned communities in development along with a variety that are already established. A couple other examples of the cities excellent planning skills are the six lane boulevard and the north/south toll road.
Chula Vista is one of the few cities that has escaped the current economic depression. It has begun to develop new residential and commercial projects in the eastern part of the city. The city has a thriving retail market which is partly due to its proximity to the Mexican border; Chula Vista is a very popular shopping destination for Mexicans.
There is an assortment of major employers in the city, consisting of DNP Electronics America LLC, Goodrich Aerospace Aero Structure, Hitach Home Electronics America INC, Leviton, and Raytheon (A global technology firm specializing in defence).
In December 2010, Chula Vista was awarded with the California’s Sustainability Alliance’s Sustainability Showcase Award for their innovative climate change protection program, which encourages energy and water conservation, searches for alternative energy sources, and transit friendly communities.
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