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Chula Vista Neighborhood Guide

Chula Vista is the second-largest city in the San Diego area. This multicultural community has a population of around 270,000 and some of the most affordable real estate in San Diego county. In 2012 the FBI declared it the 10th safest city of its size in the USA. Chula Vista is divided into two neighborhoods: East (of I-805) and West (of I-805).

East Chula Vista is mostly made up of newly-constructed suburbs. In general it’s an area of manicured landscapes, with plenty of parks and amenities for the residents. HOAs keep the area spic and span, with strict rules about home maintenance and lawn care.

West Chula Vista is an older neighborhood – many of the homes were built 60 or 70 years ago. Their upkeep is an individual matter left to each resident, so this area of the city has a much more eclectic feel. In general, Chula Vista strongly shows its Hispanic heritage, and fantastic Mexican food is available everywhere. There’s also a thriving Asian community, with many Filipino immigrants choosing to settle here.

Properties for Sale in Chula Vista

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Things to Do in Chula Vista

Aquatica San Diego

Water Parks

2052 Entertainment Cir
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Living Coast Discovery Center

Zoos & Aquariums

1000 Gunpowder Point Dr
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Otay Ranch Town Center

Shopping Malls

2015 Birch Rd Ste 500
Chula Vista, CA 91915

Top Restaurants in Chula Vista

1096 Broadway Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 498-1286

217 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 816-5042

689 H St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848

Chula Vista Demographics


Population: 260,988
Median household income: $66,868
Median contract rent: $1,360
Median single family home price: $440,400
Median resident age: 34.6
Percentage of family households: 78.7%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 495,534
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 319,062
2-unit structures: $ 377,331
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 270,390
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 358,790
Mobile homes: $ 44,604
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $ 46,980

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 49.5%
  • Female: 50.5%
  • African American: 4.6%
  • American Indian: 0.4%
  • Asian: 14.3%
  • Caucasian: 67.7%
  • Mixed race: 5.4%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.4%
  • Other race: 7.2%

Schools in Chula Vista

Eastlake High School

Grades 9-12

1120 Eastlake Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91915

Marshall (Thurgood) Elementary School

Grades K-6

2295 Mackenzie Creek Road
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Rancho Del Rey Middle School

Grades 7-8

1174 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910