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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Chula Vista is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 266,468. Chula Vista is in San Diego County. Living in Chula Vista offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Chula Vista there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chula Vista and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Chula Vista are highly rated.
About Chula Vista...
Population
266,468

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$465,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,536
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Chula Vista Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    852.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    250.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Chula Vista

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,354
National
$55,322
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Chula Vista Reviews

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Chula Vista has both its ups and downs. There are two parts to Chula Vista: West of the 805 and east of the 805. I live east of the 805 and it is lovely. However, on the west side, things can be a little bit sketchy sometimes. The area is more run down and it is scary at night. However, the area has so much charm and diversity, especially along 3rd avenue. The shops and restaurants around the Chula Vista Mall are great! On the east side, where I live, it is more quiet and modern. With new developments such as Millenia, the area is becoming more expansive and growing. The schools are generally good, and there is plenty of parks, bike lanes and paths, and hiking opportunities for families. The area has been improving with public transportation, especially with added bus routes to downtown, making commutes easier. In general, Chula Vista is a great place to live.
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Chula Vista is one of the most beautiful cities environmentally, socially and culturally. The area is just so beautiful as most households have palm trees, plumeria flowers and all sorts of other gorgeous greenery. As far as socializing the people here are very laid back and all true to where they're from. Many of the residents of Chula Vista come from different cultures ranging from Hispanic to Asian and there are so many delicious food places that have different culture's foods such as Persian, Japanese, Filipino and Mexican!
Having lived in Chula Vista for almost my entire life, I have come to appreciate the subtle thing about my community that I sometimes won't see when I commute to other cities. The location of stores are at a distance where a walk might not sound so bad. The variety of restaurants provide a a satisfaction for what ever craving anyone would have. It appears that our city is very concerned with the environment, as we have a weekly maintenance for parks, watered plants, and little to no mal-air conditions. The neighborhoods seem timid, and at times docile. Yet when the morning calls for errands or physical activities, we will see a plethora of folks smiling and waving at each other. The children enjoy playing outside and when sports seasons come around, our parks are an attraction for a sunny day of sports. The schools are well endowed and the community is peaceful at any times of the day and even night.