The census-designated place of Bonita is located in southern San Diego County, CA. Located due east of Chula Vista and National City, Bonita offers its residents a perfect location to experience the amenities of these major cities as well as nearby San Diego in a small-town setting. In just a few miles, residents can travel downtown to experience all the culture and recreation available in San Diego. True to its name which translates to "beautiful", Bonita is situated in the Sweetwater Valley, which boasts rolling hills, open spaces, golf courses and parks, making it a perfect place to raise a family. People looking for Bonita apartments for rent will be pleased with the tight-knit community here. According to Best Places, 12,500 people live in Bonita.
The history of San Diego County goes back to 12,000 BC, when the original inhabitants made the area their home. Known as San Dieguito people, this group has been described as having a "scraper-maker culture." In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed his flagship and declared the area as a possession of the King of Spain and named it San Miguel.
People living in Bonita rentals and homes are near many opportunities for employment within the community and in the county. Some of the top employers include 32nd Street Naval Station, Barona Casino and Resort, General Dynamics NASSCO, Kaiser Permanente and Kyocera Communications. According to Best Places, the average commute time for residents of Bonita is about 27 minutes.
Each year, residents look forward to Bonitafest, an event that celebrates families, the community and business in the spirit of Bonita and the Sweetwater Valley. Visitors enjoy free shows, a parade and other exciting attractions at this event.
San Diego is just a short drive away and residents can often take advantage of the abundance of amenities and recreation available in the bustling city.
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