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Did You Know These About Chula Vista?

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Situated in the south west part of California, Chula Vista lies at the center of the one of the culturally diverse and wealthiest economic zones in the US. It is about 7.5miles from San Diego downtown and approx 7.5miles from Mexican border (South Bay area). The city has a business atmosphere that promotes development. Did you know that Chula Vista means beautiful view? Did you know that it is the site of U.S. Olympics Training Center? Read on more such interesting facts on Chula Vista.

US Olympics Training Center
Image By Usack-okc (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Chula Vista Geographic and Demographic Fast Facts

  • Chula Vista is in South Bay part of San Diego County.
  • It is a part of the metro area of San Diego.
  • It is the second largest city in metro area of San Diego and the seventh largest city in South California. 
  • The ethnic composition of Chula Vista include White-53.7%, African American-4.6%, Native American-0.8%, Asian- 14.4%, Pacific Islander-0.6%, from other races-20.2%, two or more races-5.8%.

Chula Vista History Fast Facts

  • In 3000 B.C., Yuman language speaking people started moving into the area of what now is known as Chula Vista. 
  • In 1542, Spanish arrived in the area.
  • The land on which Chula Vista is situated was part of the land grant of 1795 called as The King’s Ranch or Rancho del Rey.
  • In 1911, Chula Vista was founded and incorporated.  The city grew rapidly with several major developments.

Chula Vista Government and Economy Fast Facts

  • Chula Vista has a Council-Manager type of government.
  • The city’s economy is linked to that of the greater San Diego metro area.
  • The major industries in Chula Vista are tourism, construction, public administration, health care and education.

Chula Vista Important and Interesting Fast Facts

  • Chula Vista is nicknamed as “The City of Allure”, “Lemon Capital of the World”, and “Chula-juana”.
  • The meaning of Chula Vista is “beautiful view” and the name of the city was kept after the spectacular views of the mountains and coastline.
  • The city has some of the top-notch golf courses in the nation. It is home to several luxury golf resorts.
  • The city is home to Olympic Training Center where athletes train for kayaking, archery, soccer, tennis, softball, rowing, field hockey and cycling.
  • The newspapers serving the Chula Vista are “The Star-News” and “The San Diego Union-Tribune”.
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