The city of Chula Vista is equidistant from the Mexican border and downtown San Diego. It’s the second largest city in San Diego and the 21st largest in the state. Live Fit Magazine spoke with Coldwell Banker West Realtor, Meredith Reyes, about what makes this city so unique.
Live Fit Magazine, Phoebe Chongchua: A city that is equally distant from downtown San Diego and the Mexican border, seven miles in either direction, is Chula Vista meaning Beautiful View.
Realtor, Meredith Reyes: Chula Vista is a rich and vibrant community. It’s culturally diversified.
Phoebe Chongchua: We asked Realtor, Meredith Reyes, who specializes in helping families find their perfect home in Chula Vista, to share what’s unique about the city that’s bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the mountains on the east.
Realtor, Meredith Reyes: What’s unique about Chula Vista. It has a lot of family-owned businesses that make up the majority of businesses here.
Phoebe Chongchua: It’s also the second largest city in San Diego and the 21st largest in the state.
Realtor, Meredith Reyes: It’s a place where you can raise your family. It’s a place you can call your home.
Phoebe Chongchua: Like Meredith does…. She says like all real estate, Chula Vista suffered from the crash, but today you can find great values.
Realtor, Meredith Reyes: The median price is about $375,000 for a four bedroom, 2.5 bath, maybe 2,100-2,500 square feet.
We’re close to the mountains so we’re considered inland and the temperature here is always 60- 70 degrees, which is great. Every day I always look out and I want a sunny beautiful day and most of the time that’s what we have. And when it gets down to the 50s we think that’s freezing, but to us 65 degrees, 70 degrees is our Chula Vista weather.
There are things to do here. There’s the Knott’s Soak City. They’re closed in the winters but they open up in June. The Arco Olympic Training Center. This is a year-round training center for all the athletes. They do training for kayaking, cycling for soccer.
Phoebe Chongchua: And there’s the Living Coast Discovery Center, a nonprofit organization founded by the city of Chula Vista in 1987.
Amanda Grant, The Living Coast Discovery Center:It’s very easy to come right down to Chula Vista. We’re right off the Trolley stop and right off the freeway.
Phoebe Chongchua: The zoo and aquarium is located in the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and allows visitors to explore the amazing animals and plants that call the coastal region home.
Amanda Grant: We are essentially a local zoo and aquarium facility–a nature center–that focuses on local wildlife and species. We are three acres of land located in the direct middle of a 300-acre wildlife preserve.
Most of all, Chula Vista is a place you’ll love and feel that you can stay for a good long while. I’m Phoebe Chongchua for Live Fit Magazine.
Editor’s note: This story made possible by Realtor Meredith Reyes, Coldwell Banker West.