Vista Real Estate
Named one of the “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family,” by a book of the same name, Vista has over 25 educational institutions, a business park with over 650 companies, and a reputation as a great place to live and work. Combined with the San Diego climate and a great location, it’s no wonder that Vista is one of the most desirable living spaces in San Diego County.
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Incorporated in 1963, Vista, with Oceanside and Carlsbad, makes up what is known as the Tri-City area and includes the courthouse used by most of northern San Diego County.
Vista and nearby San Marcos have had a large Japanese-American community since the late 1800s. Vista is also home of a Japanese-American Cultural Center and Buddhist Temple, one of only two in California, and over 75 other churches and temples of various denominations. Older sections of Vista are predominantly Latino. There are over 29,000 households out of which 40% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The median income recently for a household in the city was $42,594, and the median income for a family was $45,649.
Vista has a strong commitment to quality schools and is ranked high in the stae with eighteen elementary schools, six middle schools, and six high schools, the largest being Rancho Buena Vista High School followed in size by Vista High School. Vista also has a branch of Biola University.
Home to two city-supported theaters: the Moonlight Amphitheatre and the Avo Playhouse, Vista has a strong commitment to community arts and involvement. The Moonlight Amphitheatre is an open-air theater that specializes in musical productions, performing several during the course of the summer, including one youth production per season.
The two most well-known city parks are Brengle Terrace Park and Guajome County Park. Brengle Terrace Park houses the Moonlight Amphitheatre, a baseball field, a senior center, a playground, and the city community center, where the main offices of the city's day camps are held. Guajome County Park has over 500 acres and features campsites, horse trails, and the Rancho Guajome Adobe, a National Historic Landmark.
Rancho Guajome Adobe and Rancho Buena Vista are two ranchos built in the mid-nineteenth century. Both serve tours to schoolchildren and detailing the history of the ranchos and talking about life during the time they were built.
The city's Parks and Recreation Department also runs the Wave Waterpark, a fun, well-equipped waterpark near the downtown area open from mid-spring to early fall. Vista also features the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, an open-air museum featuring various pieces and demonstrations of agricultural equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and which is the site of an annual Bluegrass festival, Summergrass, which features top bands from around the country as well as workshops for kids and adults.
In 2005, Rancho Buena Vista Little League placed third in the Little League World Series.
For a great place to raise a family and enjoy the Southern California lifestyle, Vista offers an established, diverse community that takes great pride in its heritage and in the possibilities of its children.