Chula Vista, CA, is one of the more affordable areas in San Diego County for renting an apartment. Yet, it's also one of the most beautiful areas with quick access to beaches and regional attractions and jobs. Not only that, but if you love lemonade, Chula Vista is the place to live. It's called the "Lemon Capital of the World," for good reason. Citrus and great views are part of the city's history and culture.
Chula Vista means beautiful view in Spanish. Eastern views are mountains. The ocean, and beaches, are to the west. The city of San Diego is to the immediate north and Mexico to the south. Average business commutes are around 30 minutes. Surrounding interstates and roads take residents where they want to go quickly and efficiently. The San Diego Trolley provides commuter rail service.
The beauty of the area doesn't stop there. It's affordable for apartment renters. You're able to live close to the ocean at prices much more competitive than northern San Diego County cities like Del Mar and Encinitas. Old Side Chula Vista offers economical rentals near the ocean. Areas just east of Interstate 805 also contains less expensive apartment rentals.
East Side Chula Vista offers newer apartments in places like Lynwood Hills and Bonita Long Canyon. These carry heftier monthly rental prices, but offer a host of tremendous amenities. All sections of Chula Vista share area enticements like an excellent hiking system of trails, parks, golf courses, the Chula Vista Nature Center, restaurants, great shopping and outstanding night life.
Some 230,000 people now call Chula Vista home. They love the location and convenience as well as competitive apartment rental prices. Almost 250 apartment building provide housing with hundreds of units at any given time. Smaller units in single-family structures and duplexes also are on the market.Source: The Chula Vista, CA housing data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).