Locatedon Highway 78 between Oceanside and San Marcos, Vista is a 45-minute drive from downtown San Diego. Home to just over 93,000, the city limits of Vista spreads out over 18.7 square miles. The expanding suburb enjoys a Mediterranean climate with highs in the upper 60s during the winter and low 80s in the summer. There are an average of 340 days of sunshine each year!
Although Vista didn't officially become a city until 1963, it was first settled in 1882. During its first few decades a lack of water led to a slow population growth but after accessing a new water supply in the 1920s and agricultural boom brought more people to the area. Avocados, citrus trees and tomatoes were commonly grown until the town became more populated following World War II and farming gave way to residential neighborhoods.
Vista lies just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, making a trip to the beach a short and easy commute. Other popular outdoor activities in the area include visiting one of the 15 local parks, such as Brengle Terrace Park or Guajome County Park. The town also operates a small water park during the summer called The Wave Waterpark.
Crave culture? Catch a play at either the Moonlight Amphitheatre or the Avo Playhouse.
The Vista Unified School District provides 18 elementary schools, six middle schools and seven high schools. California State University - San Marcos is located in nearby San Marcos.
Vista offers an assortment of wonderful real estate opportunities. Considering buying a home? Be sure to browse the available Vista homes on our website!
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