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Chula Vista is the second largest city in San Diego County and second only to the City of San Diego. Chula Vista covers a huge tract of land. It starts at the Chula Vista Marina and goes east until the base of the mountains in Jamul. Commute time from older Downtown Chula Vista to Downtown San Diego is about 10 to 15 minutes with no traffic. Commute time from new parts of Chula Vista Like EastLake can take 25 to 30 minutes to Downtown San Diego with no traffic. The new route 125 should make the commute to newer parts of Chula Vista much shorter. Chula Vista is East of the San Diego Bay and the Coronado Strand, West of Jamul, North of Otay Mesa and San Ysidro and South of National City and Bonita.

Chula Vista incorporated as The City of Chula Vista in 1911. Before 1911 Chula Vista was Ranch Land until 1855 when John Forster sold his Ranch "Rancho de la Nacion" to a developer who then sold it to the Kimball brothers in 1868 for $30,000. Chula Vista was only part of the massive ranch that Forster had owned. National City was also part of the "Rancho de la Nacion" purchase and once things got going there the Kimball Brothers broke ground in Chula Vista and started selling 5 acre lots for $300 each in 1887. The name Chula Vista means beautiful view in Spanish and was suggested to the San Diego Land and Town Company by James Schulyer a local resident.

Chula Vista has recently and still is under a new home development boom. A large portion of Chula Vista remained ranchland and kept up by a local rancher named Jerry. A drive out to Jamul took you down Otay Lakes Road through miles and miles of ranchland dotted with herds of cattle then passed the Otay Lakes. All of this area is now EastLake, Otay Ranch, Rolling Hills Ranch, and San Miguel Ranch. It was a vision of Henry Fenton when he purchased the 3,000 acre lima bean farm in 1931. EastLake broke ground in 1985 and the start of the new real estate boom in Chula Vista was on the horizon.

There are so many beautiful master planned communities in Chula Vista. Some of them are, EastLake which includes, EastLake Shores, Eastlake Hills, EastLake Greens, Eastlake Trails, EastLake Woods, EastLake Vistas, and EastLake Summit, others like Windingwalk, Otay Ranch, Lomas Verdes, Sunbow, San Miguel Ranch, Rolling Hills Ranch and so many more. Every community has different unique qualities about them. Many of the new home communities still have many new homes for sale and some are just now breaking ground or will be in the future. Make sure contact a http://www.dawnsellssandiego.com/ Chula Vista expert to show you everything you need to know when buying a new or resale home in Chula Vista.

 

Facts about Chula Vista, San Diego California
U.S. Census Bureau Chula Vista California

2005 Census
Population                                 212,954
Median household income           $60,032

 

Chula Vista SchoolsChula Vista Schools

Chula Vista Elementary School DistrictParent Reviews - Map
84 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Tel:  (619) 425-9600
Fax: (619) 427-0463

 

Elementary - Charter - Accelerated
Allen Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Arroyo Vista Charter- CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Casillas Elementary- CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Castle Park Elementary- CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Chula Vista Hills Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Chula Vista Community Learning Charter - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Clear View - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Cook Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Daly Academy - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Discovery Charter Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
EastLake Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Feaster Charter Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Finney Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Halecrest Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Harborside Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Hedenkamp Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Heritage Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Hilltop Drive Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Juarez-Lincoln Accelerated Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Kellog Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Lauderbach Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Liberty Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Loma Verde Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Los Altos Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Marshal Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
McMillin Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Montgomery Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Mueller Charter - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Olympic View Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Otay Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Palomar Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Parkview Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Rice Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Rogers Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Rohr Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Rosebank Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Salt Creek Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Silver Wing Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Sunnyside Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Tiffany Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Valle Lindo Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Valley Vista Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Veterans Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Vista Square Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Wolf Canyon Elementary - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map

Sweetwater Union High School DistrictParent Reviews - Map
1130 Fifth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-691-5500

Chula Vista Middle Schools
Bonita Vista Middle School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Castle Park Middle School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Chula Vista Middle School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
EastLake Middle School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Hilltop Middle School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Rancho del Rey Middle School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map

Chula Vista High Schools
Bonita Vista High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Castle Park High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Chula Vista High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
EastLake High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Hilltop High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Olympian High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Otay Ranch High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map
Palomar High School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map

MAAC Community Charter School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map

Chula Vista Adult Schools
Chula Vista Adult School - CA Department of Education Reports - Parent Reviews - Map

Chula Vista Private Schools

Bay View Christian Academy - Parent Reviews - Map
Berean Bible Baptist Academy - Parent Reviews - Map
Bonita Country Day - Parent Reviews - Map
Bonita Learning Academy - Parent Reviews - Map
Bonita Road Christian School - Parent Reviews - Map
Calvary Christian Academy - Parent Reviews - Map
Christian Academy of Chula Vista  - Parent Reviews - Map
Chula Vista Christian (619) 425-0132 - Parent Reviews - Map
Covenant Christian School - Parent Reviews - Map
Green Hills Learning Center - Parent Reviews - Map
KinderCare EastLake - Parent Reviews - Map
Montessori American School - Parent Reviews - Map
Pilgrim Lutheran School - Parent Reviews - Map
Saint John's Episcopal School - Parent Reviews - Map
Saint Pius X School - Parent Reviews - Map
Saint Rose of Lima School - Parent Reviews - Map
Sam and Rose Stein Education Center - Parent Reviews - Map
South Bay Christian Academy - Parent Reviews - Map
Southwestern Christian School - Parent Reviews - Map
Wee Care Pre School - Parent Reviews - Map

Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Areas

The City of Chula Vista has an outstanding website with maps and reservations ready to assist you in your search for Chula Vista Parks. Some of the newer parks like Salt Creek Park, Mountain Hawk Park, MacKenzie Creek Park and Windingwalk Park are already featured on the site.

Park Locations in Chula Vista        → Chula Vista Parks Map
Park Reservations in Chula Vista
Picnic and Gazebo Areas Chula Vista

* If you are looking to reserve the pools and clubhouses within a newer area of Chula Vista, such as EastLake Woods Pool and Clubhouse you need to contact the property management company for your specific area. These facilities are for homeowners only as part of their HOA dues.

Chula Vista Dog Parks

Montevalle Dog Park "Rolling Hills Ranch" -  Map
840 Duncan Ranch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Otay Ranch Town Center Dog Park "Otay Ranch Mall" next to Macy's - Map
Corner of EastLake Parkway and Olympic Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91915 

 

Chula Vista Shopping and Restaurants

Chula Vista has many shopping centers and malls including the new Otay Ranch Mall off of Olympic Parkway and EastLake Parkway. Because of the new home communities there are many new stores, grocery stores and restaurants including fast food, carry out and sit down to choose from in the newer areas of Chula Vista east of 805. Downtown Chula Vista also has a mall and many shops and restaurants that have been serving the community for many years.

Chula Vista Churches

Apostolic Assembly of The Faith In Christ Jesus - Map 
Bay View Baptist Church - Map 
Bayview Orthodox Presbyterian Church - Map  
Berean Bible Baptist Church - Map 
Bonita Road Baptist Church - Map 
Calvary Chapel - Map 
Canyon Community Church - Map  
Chula Vista Community Church - Map 
Chula Vista Presbyterian Church - Map 
Church of Christ - Map 
Church of Joy Lutheran - Map 
Church of The Most Precious Blood - Map 
Community Congregational Church - Map 
Comunion Fuente de Vida - Map 
Concordia Lutheran Church Lcms - Map 
Cornerstone Church of San Diego - Map 
Covenant Reformed Church - Map 
East Hills Christian Fellowship - Map 
EastLake Community Church - Map 
El Arca Comunidad Cristiana - Map 
Epsdt - Map  
First Baptist Church of Chula Vista - Map 
First Christian Church of Chula Vista - Map 
First Southern Baptist Church of Chula Vista - Map 
First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista - Map 
Freewill Baptist Church - Map  
Harbor Presbyterian Church - Map 
Hilltop Baptist Church - Map
Hilltop Tabernacle - Map
Iglesia Palabra Viva - Map
International Christian Center - Map
Jehovah's Witness Del Rey Congregation - Map
La Roca Comunidad Cristiana - Map
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship - Map
Mater Dei Catholic Parish - Map
New Hope Community Church - Map
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish - Map
Parkway Hills Church of the Nazarene - Map
Paseo del Rey Church - Map
Pilgrim Lutheran Church - Map
Risen Savior Lutheran Church - Map
Seventh Day Adventist Church Chula Vista - Map
South Bay Baptist Church - Map
South Bay United Pentecostal Church - Map
Spanish Faith Center - Map
Spectrum Church - Map
St Marks Lutheran Church Elca - Map
St Pius X Catholic Church - Map
St Rose of Lima Church - Map
Templo de Alabanza - Map
Templo Ebenezer - Map
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Map
The Way Christian Church - Map
Woodlawn Park Church of God In Christ - Map

Synagogues in Chula Vista

Chabad Lubavitch - Map
Temple Beth Sholom - Map

Mosques in Chula Vista

Muhammad Mosque 8 "San Diego" - Map

Early History of Chula Vista

The first people arrived in the Chula Vista area about 3000 B.C. They were wandering nomads called the Kumeyaay and many of their descendents still live in Chula Vista and San Diego today. The Kumayaay lived in tribes and most of the Indian tribes lived in peace for hundreds of years. They lived off the fertile land, hunted the wildlife and fished.

The Spanish Conquistadores arrived in the Chula Vista area in 1542 lead by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. The Spanish set sail from Spain to find riches in the new world. They sailed into which is now San Diego Harbor and declared the area for the King of Spain. Cabrillo named the area San Miguel and left the area to explore more of the Pacific Coast. In 1602 Sebastian Vizcaino another Spanish Explorer returned to San Miguel and renamed it San Diego in honor of San Diego de Alcalá Heneras, a Franciscan.

In the last part of the 1700's there was a missionary invasion of what is now Baja California, Mexico and Southern California. The Roman Catholic Church decided to bring Christianity to the native people, the Kumayaay. The first California Mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1769. This unfortunately changed the Kumayaay way of life in the area forever. They were no longer permitted to hunt and live in their ancestral tribal villages. Instead they were forced in growing crops as in the European feudal Manor System. The essentially became serfs although Christian serfs. The Spanish unfortunately brought many diseases like smallpox that decimated the native population.

The King of Spain granted land and called it "The Kings Ranch" or in Spanish "Rancho del Rey" which is now Chula Vista, National City, Bonita, Sunnyside and Sweetwater Valley. Of course the developers in the 1980's capitalized on this name and called a master planned community in Chula Vista, you guessed it, Rancho del Rey. When Mexico won its independence from Spain the area was renamed Rancho de la Nacion. The land was given by Governor Pio Pico to his son in law John Forster in 1845. After the victory over Mexico in the Mexican-American War in 1847 and California Statehood in 1850 the land grants remained in effect under American Law.

Chula Vista Real Estate

When it comes time to buy or sell a home in Chula Vista make sure you call Dawn Sells San Diego. Our Chula Vista Real Estate Experts will help you with all of your buying and selling needs. We also can help you with your home loan and refinancing. If you're buying a home in Chula Vista please contact us or fill out our home buying form and we'll get right to work helping you find your dream home or condo.

If you're interested in San Diego Home Buying and San Diego Real Estate make sure you contact Mike and Dawn Lewis at Dawn Sells San Diego.

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Thats a lot of info to go through!
Sep 27, 2007 04:11 AM #1
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It just scratches the surface.

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Larry Wright
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You've been busy Mike!  I hope you're posting these community info blogs to Localism.  That helps with extra exposure.
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Larry,

thanks for the advice, I just started posting them there.

Mike Lewis

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Jason Lopez
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Great post Mike.  Very informative!  I'd love to ahve an S. Bay expert on staff!  I used to run the RE/MAX office on 3rd Ave. in Chula Vista, alsong with the Coronado and Downtown San Diego locations.  I opened the RealEstate.com brokerage here last year.  Love to talk if you guys ever consider a change.  Take care and alll the best.

Jason

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Jason,

No thanks.

Mike Lewis

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