I don't agree with the first review saying white trash lives in Vista. Home prices are from the mid 500K to well over a million. I live in west Vista and am only 10 minutes from some of the best San Diego beaches in the county. The cities of San Marcos, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Oceanside are minutes away. Yes,, Vista is an old North County town, Their has been an aggressive revitalization projects happening to bring Vista into a Carlsbad scale of living.I live in a relatively new gated community and fell in love with the area. Incredible shopping, restaurants and micro breweries abound.