Vista 59 Below average
Vista Livability #665 ranked city in California#18,434 ranked city in the USARanks better than 37% of areas

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      Living in Vista, CA

      Vista, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 98,560 people. With a population density of 5,271 people per square mile, Vista is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Vista could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Vista are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 35% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Vista residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 54% with kids under the age of 18, Vista could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Living in Vista can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Vista, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, commute, education and more.

      The livability score in Vista is 60 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 38th percentile of all cities across America. This is a lower than the national average livability score as Vista does not rank well for most categories. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Vista ranks very well for crime (B-) and employment (B). There are some categories that Vista scores poorly for, including: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Vista is actually affordable. The median home price for Vista homes is $392,700, which is 4.1% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Vista, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.2, which is 12.5% higher than the California average.

      Vista transportation information

      Statistic Vista California National
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Vista, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).