Get to know Chula Vista, CA
Chula Vista is located 7.5 miles from downtown San Diego. It’s name, which means “beautiful view”, came from the city’s scenic location between the San Diego Bay and the mountain foothills. Originally a Spanish land grant known as Rancho de la Nacion, the San Diego Land and Town Company erected the first home for a new settlement in 1887. The lemon was introduced to the area at the end of the 19th century leading the area to become the largest lemon-growing producer in the world for a time. The City of Chula Vista was incorporated in 1911. In 1941, the Rohr Aircraft Corporation moved to the city, ending the city’s reliance on agriculture. The city has a strong small business community serving as the economic driver in Chula Vista. Tourism has also helped the economy of the city. The largest employers are the Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista Elementary School District, and United Technologies Aerospace Systems. Popular attractions include the Chula Vista Marina, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and the Living Coast Discovery Center.
Median Household Income: $66,868
Median Property Value: $440,400