B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$402,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Chula Vista Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    159
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    77
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    257
    500
  • Theft
    990
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    328
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,956
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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I came to live to Chula Vista when I was 11 years old. I was an immigrant from Mexico so coming here was so nerve cracking. However, when I first went to school I was surprised to see how nice everybody was. I had difficulty speaking English, but almost everyone spoke Spanish and were very kind. Eventually, thanks to everybody's help and patience, I became fluent in English. Not once have I felt unsafe, whether it was during the day or at night. It is a very homely neighborhood; you see neighbors walking their dog, people going on a run, and children walking home.
Something I would like to see more of though are community events and funds for our public spaces, but don't be discouraged. Our sunny San Diego has warm people as well! Don't hesitate to come and make yourself at home.
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Quaint little town next to the bay. This little town has everything you can imagine! It's so diverse from it's well kept historical houses to its modern new houses that are being built in the eastern side of Chula Vista. Through out the years, the demographic has become very diversified, so you can find any type of food, grocery stores, entertainment here. "Chula Vista" directly can be translated from Spanish and it means pretty view. There are many parks here, many courts and fields for all types of sports/ recreational activities. Since this town is located next to the bay, the weather here is always a moderate 70 degrees.
The experience of living in Chula Vista is unbelievable! From quiet neighborhoods and world class malls to a cross-border opportunity for tourism, this place has it all! There is no chance for boredom while visiting Chula Vista; as a suburb of the great city of San Diego, tourists and citizens alike have the opportunity to visit awesome places like Sea World, Legoland and the San Diego Zoo, among man others. Up for a night out with friends? Chula Vista is just minutes away from the Tijuana border, offering unique experiences in one of Mexico's top cities to visit. Do not miss out on this experience. Visit Chula Vista!