Chula Vista, California

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Chula Vista, lovingly called Chula by locals, is split up into East and West Chula Vista, split by I-805. The biggest difference between the two, that might be unfamiliar to anyone outside of California, is that West Chula Vista does not have Mello-Roos taxes. Mello-Roos are special districts established by local governments as a means of obtaining additional public funding. Regardless of the taxes, Chula Vista is a diverse, growing community that has a variety of housing options from apartments, to condos, to single family homes and large community developments.


Young Professionals

Chula Vista is popular amongst young professionals who don’t mind a bit more of a commute to get to work in San Diego. 3rd Ave gives you a chance to hang out and experience nightlife in CV, while San Diego is only a 20 minute drive away in off hours. Check out these neighborhoods if you’re a WFH-er or don’t mind the commute:

  • Millenia
  • Downtown

Otay Ranch

Young Families

Young Families will love the many parks and great schools Chula Vista has to offer. You can have your pick of planned communities with spacious homes, near parks and amenities for the whole family to enjoy. Oh, and amazing weather for the kiddos to play outside all day long.

  • Otay Ranch
  • Bonita

East Lake

Established Families

Established families will love Chula Vista for the amenities and home prices for huge home relative to San Diego. There are homes with large yards in great communities that have nature trails, mountain views, all while being close to highways or amenities. Just a few miles from the beaches of the Pacific you get the best of both worlds here.

  • East Lake
  • Bonita