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Overview of Chula Vista

Located between the San Diego Bay and the coastal mountains of California sits Chula Vista. When searching for Chula Vista apartments for rent, you'll be surrounded by one of the most culturally, economically and environmentally diverse areas in the country. The city, which is seven miles from downtown San Diego and seven miles from the Mexican border, has a population of about 250,000. Fittingly, Chula Vista translates to "beautiful view." Shopping, restaurants and entertainment fill the area with more than 100 of the country's top specialty stores. Chula Vista apartments for rent promises to satisfy your urban craving.

Living in Chula Vista

The origin of Chula Vista and the community goes way back to the Native Americans and Spanish. Some of the Native people still living in the area have traced their roots to the Kumeyaay tribe, who occupied the area hundreds of years before any Spanish settlements were developed. Today, the Olympic Training Stadium in Chula Vista draws in many of the city's tourists. The Otay Ranch Town Center, an outdoor shopping and entertainment destination, and the closeness of the San Diego metro area are continuously encouraging the growth of this city.

When searching for Chula Vista apartments for rent, you'll have a number of well-planned neighborhoods to choose from. Some of the city's most popular neighborhoods include City Center, Cockatoo Grove, Sunny Vista and Castle Park. Because many of the historic homes from the earlier days are still standing in Chula Vista and give the city a comfortably historical feel.

Chula Vista apartments and cost of living

The cost of living in Chula Vista apartments is about the same as the state of California but is higher than the rest of the United States. But that doesn't mean it isn't a great place to live with plenty of opportunity for those living in the area. Residents using their own vehicles for transportation pay about $3.81 for a gallon of gas.

If you're looking for affordable Chula Vista apartments for rent, Chula Vista provides Section 8 rental assistance for lower earning families and individuals through the County of San Diego's Housing Authority. The Community Development Block Grant is part of Chula Vista's federal grant programs to assist organizations who work to better the lives of Chula Vista residents as well as the city.     

Chula Vista apartments work and study

Southwestern College, a two-year community college in Chula Vista, serves a student population of about 20,000 and offers a variety of degrees with more than 320 associate's degree options as well as flexible classes. So if you're at work during the day and can only find time for class at night or need to have classes done by a certain time in the afternoon, have no fear, Southwestern has you covered.The Goodrich Aerospace Aerostructures Group and the government  are major employers for the residents of Chula Vista. Chula Vista apartments are great for anyone who enjoys the sunshine and diversity of Southern California.

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