Chula Vista, California

Coordinates: 32°37′40″N 117°2′53″W / 32.62778°N 117.04806°W / 32.62778; -117.04806
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Chula Vista, California
From top to bottom, left to right: Downtown Chula Vista, South County Courthouse, Chula Vista Center, Congregational Tower, Gateway Buildings.
Flag of Chula Vista, California
Official seal of Chula Vista, California
Nicknames: 
Lemon Capital of the World[1]
Chula-juana[2]
Location of Chula Vista, California
Chula Vista is located in California
Chula Vista
Chula Vista
Location within California
Chula Vista is located in the United States
Chula Vista
Chula Vista
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 32°37′40″N 117°2′53″W / 32.62778°N 117.04806°W / 32.62778; -117.04806
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySan Diego
IncorporatedNovember 28, 1911[3]
Named forSpanish for "beautiful view"
Area
 • City52.09 sq mi (134.92 km2)
 • Land49.64 sq mi (128.56 km2)
 • Water2.46 sq mi (6.36 km2)
Elevation66 ft (20 m)
Population
 • City275,487
 • Rank2nd in San Diego County
15th in California
78th in the United States
 • Density5,550/sq mi (2,143/km2)
 • Metro
San Diego–Tijuana: 5,105,768
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
91909–91915, 91921
Area code(s)619
FIPS code06-13392
GNIS feature IDs1660481, 2409461
Websitewww.chulavistaca.gov

Chula Vista (pronounced /ˌtʃuːlə ˈvɪstə/; Spanish: beautiful view, due to its scenic location between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills) is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area as well as the 7th largest city in Southern California. In 2020, 275,487 people lived in Chula Vista.[6]

Zones and Developments[change | change source]

Zones West of the 805[change | change source]

Developments/Areas East of the 805[change | change source]

Economy[change | change source]

According to the City's 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[7] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Sweetwater Union High School District 4,598
2 Chula Vista Elementary School District 2,669
3 Southwestern Community College 2,100
4 Rohr Inc/Goodrich Aerospace 1,903
5 City of Chula Vista 1,481
6 Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center 1,410
7 Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista 1,032
8 Wal-Mart 950
9 United Parcel Service 656
10 Costco Wholesale Corp. 623

Transportation[change | change source]

Local area freeways[change | change source]

Local area freeways in within the city of Chula Vista include

Arterial streets[change | change source]

East-West arterials

  • "C" Street
  • "E" Street-Bonita Rd(East of Flower Street)
  • "H/East H Street(East of Hilltop)-Proctor Vly Road(East of Mount Miguel)
  • "J/East J Street(East of Hilltop)
  • "L"/East L Street(East of Hilltop)-Telegraph Cyn Rd-Otay Lakes Rd
  • Naples/E.Naples(East of Hilltop)
  • Palomar/E. Palomar(East of Hilltop)
  • Orange/E. Orange(East of Hilltop)-Olympic(East of 805 Freeway)
  • Main/Auto Park Way(East of 805 Freeway)

North-South arterials

  • Broadway(Also known as "South Bay Strip")
  • Fourth/N. Fourth Ave(North of "C" Street)
  • Third
  • Hilltop
  • Crest-Oleander(South of T.C. Road)
  • Medical Center Dr-Brandywine(South of E.Palomar)
  • Paseo Del Rey
  • Paseo Ranchero-Heritage(South of T.C. Road)
  • Otay Lakes/La Media(South of T.C. Road)
  • Eastlake Dr-Eastlake Pkwy(At Miller)
  • Hunte Pkwy

Public Transport[change | change source]

Trolley station on Industrial Blvd.
  • Bayfront E Street Station
  • H Station
  • Palomar Station

MTS buses[change | change source]

  • 701=H Station-Palomar Station:Via H,Hilltop,and Palomar
  • 703=H Station-Town Center Mall(Sundays Only)
  • 704=Bayfront,E Station-Palomar Station:Via E Street,Fourth,East Naples,and Medical Center
  • 705=Bayfront,E Station-Plaza Bonita&SWC:Via E Street,Bonita Rd, and Otay Lakes
  • 707=SWC-Town Center Mall:Via East H & Eastlake Parkway
  • 708=E Street Trolley-Nature Center
  • 709=H Station-Town Center Mall:Via H/East H,Otay Lakes,East Palomar
  • 712=Palomar Station-SWC:Via Palomar/East Palomar,La Media/Otay Lakes
    • 932=Iris Ave Station-8th St Ntl City:Via South Bay Strip,E and F Streets
    • 929=Iris Ave Station-Downtown SD:Via Third,Fourth,and E Street
  • Denotes CV Transit Routs
    • Denotes San Diego MTS routes

Sister cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Heritage Museum". Public Library Chula Vista. City of Chula Vista. 2012. Archived from the original on December 21, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
    "Happening Sunday, August 12th". Third Avenue Village. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
    San Diego Magazine 2011, p. 134, Carpenter 1992, p. 31
  2. Bianca Bruno (October 6, 2010). "Growing up in "Chula-juana"". The Vista. Retrieved January 23, 2011.[dead link]
    Anne-Marie O'Connor (September 11, 2002). "Cross-Border Lifestyle Requires Patience". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
    Tom Greeley (April 15, 1985). "S.D. County's Cities Defy The Negatives, Accent The Positives". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  3. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  4. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  5. "Chula Vista". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Chula Vista city, California". United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  7. Cite error: The named reference City of Chula Vista CAFR was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).

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