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  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+
About Chula Vista...
Population
260,598

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%
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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
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
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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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Chula Vista Reviews

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I really enjoy living in the Chula Vista area because it is very diverse. As a transborder student living between the US and MX it is always nice to be a part of a multicultural geopolitical area that allows people to just be themselves. I would like for people to be more considerate to those who are not very fluent in English, or people who are part of different minorities and ethnic groups. Although San Diego is considered liberal, there are still instances where people get judged solely based on skin type! Chula Vista has everything you need to live peacefully, but there are some improvements that could be done to it.
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I have been living in Chula Vista for about 9 years. When I got here there used to be a lot of graffity in the neighborhood and you could tell that it was not quite safe a place to be around after 8 oclock. There was even a crime committed by my bus stop and I was scared but that was the only place I could afford by then. Not later on things change! In less than a year things got better: we could go to the park no problem. We could go and take the trolley even at midnight walking or go to work at 5 in the morning, no problem. Probably the police patrolling became a very important factor in things getting better. I love living in Chula Vista.
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.