Who wouldn’t love to live in a city whose name means “beautiful view?” Chula Vista, California, located seven miles from downtown San Diego, is indeed a beautiful city, with over 52 square miles of coastline along San Diego Bay. In Chula Vista, you are surrounded by rolling hills, mountains, canyons and miles of hiking and bike trails.

This bustling city has two major malls and a historic downtown district where you can find a vast selection of shopping and dining options, cultural events and a weekly farmer’s market. Chula Vista is also home to a 20,500-seat amphitheater, one of the larger concert venues in the San Diego area.

The city has initiated the Chula Vista Bayfront project, which will transform the 535 acres of industrial Bayfront land into a thriving residential and world-class waterfront resort destination. The plan will infuse further economic vitality into the area by establishing thousands of new jobs, with the addition of a convention center, resort hotels, shopping, dining and a marina.

The city of Chula Vista has also embarked on a mission to establish a four-year University and Innovation District on 375 acres of city-owned land in Eastern Chula Vista. The University and Innovation District will create a collaborative academic and business environment to propel economic, cultural and social opportunities.

In 2017, Chula Vista officially took ownership of the U.S. Olympic Training Center, which will continue to function as a prestigious athlete-focused facility and has been renamed to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. This impressive site will serve as an anchor for health, wellness, tourism, recreation and sports initiatives in the area.

The median home value for real estate in Chula Vista is $521,900. There are many wonderful neighborhoods in Chula Vista to call home. Otay Ranch Village is a safe, family friendly planned community with plenty of parks, trails and a town center, great for meeting up with neighbors. Eastlake Greens is a popular neighborhood, with a mix of homes at different price points. This neighborhood was designed with community swimming pools, a nice way to beat the heat and socialize with friends.

If you are looking for a beautiful city in a great location, with plenty of amenities and a bright economic future, be sure to put Chula Vista on your list of cities to consider.