Vista, CA

Vista, CA A City Experience. A Country Retreat,

Vista has 330+ days of sunshine per year, a thriving business community, affordable housing, a top notch school district, a cutting edge medical center and is the microbrewery capital of the world!

We are 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean with an average daily temperature of 72 degrees and we boast the most active library in the county library system.

Our thriving arts community includes over 50 pieces of public art, over 25 murals, downtown art galleries and the Moonlight Amphitheater with Broadway-quality musicals all summer long. Put simply, Vista is a great place to live, work and play.

History of Vista

Deriving its name from the Spanish word for “view,” Vista was incorporated in 1963. The development of Vista’s downtown center began in earnest in the late 1920’s, with most of the buildings built on Main Street and South Santa Fe Avenue between the late 1910’s and the late 1950’s.

With Vista’s agricultural roots firmly established, downtown grew and expanded onto Broadway while serving Vista’s growing population. Even as a city with modern-day trappings, Vista’s downtown businesses continue to service its residents and visitors in a small town atmosphere.

Performing Arts

What agriculture was to Vista in the 1920’s, performing arts has become to Vista in the 2000’s. The Moonlight Amphitheater opened its doors 1981 and has been producing Broadway-quality musicals ever since.

Originally started as a joint program between the City of Vista and the Vista Unified School District, the City assumed management of the Amphitheater productions in 1984.

Today, Moonlight Stage Productions produces two distinct seasons in two venues in Vista: the 2000-person capacity Moonlight Amphitheater in Brengle Terrace Park and the historic AVO Playhouse in the Vista Village. The Summer Season from June through October features four Broadway style musical theatre productions.

The Winter Season from January through April features three shows ranging from plays to small scale musicals.

50 Fabulous Places to Raise a Family

In 2006, Vista was featured in the book, 50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family, by Kathleen Shaputis.

Due to its great weather, affordable homes, good school system, plentiful parks and more.

Microbrewery Boom

As mircorbreweries have increased exponentially in San Diego County, vista has become the unofficial Microbrewery Capital of the United States on a per-capita basis.

As of December, 2014, there were 12 microbreweries open and 3 more in the planning/development phase. The Vista Brewer’s Guild maintains an up-to-date list of all the breweries.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
Wave Waterpark
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
Rancho Guajome Adobe
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
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