Vista, just seven miles away from the Pacific Ocean in northern San Diego County, boasts year-round sunshine, city parks, urban gardens, farmers markets, and plenty of cultural amenities, making this the ideal destination to rent an apartment and raise your family.
Originally the land of Rancho Buena Vista, Vista was founded in 1882 and incorporated in 1963. Today, the city's population surpasses 93,000, and residents living here enjoy the work-life balance of a city that has both a fruitful economy and an abundance of recreational activities.
Outdoor enthusiasts renting apartments here will want to visit the Alta Vista Gardens, a botanical garden that has become a gathering place for the community, as well as the 13 other parks throughout the city. For a fun summer outing, take your family to The Wave Waterpark, which hosts private events and swimming lessons.
Fans of theater will want to check out all of the events offered through Moonlight Stage Productions, an award-winning regional theater company based here, as well as the Krikorian Premiere Theatres, which is one of the world's grandest theatrical exhibition companies.
History buffs looking to better understand the context surrounding their new home city will want to take a walking tour at the Vista Historical Society and explore the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and Rancho Guajome Adobe.
Vista, like most Southern California cities, is primarily car-dependent, so it would not be advisable to ditch your wheels here. However, the Coast Express Rail, Amtrak, Greyhound Bus, and North County Transit District all provide public transportation that serves the city.
If you're making the move to Vista because of its close proximity to the higher education opportunities in San Diego, there are plenty of schools to look into. The University of San Diego, San Diego Community College District, Argosy University San Diego and San Diego City College are all less than an hour away.
Some of the primary employment sectors in Vista are in the sectors of education, law, and medical devices and services. Top employers include Vista Unified School District, San Diego Superior Court, and DJ Orthopedics, among others.