The city of Chula Vista is the second most populated city in San Diego County has hosts a population of almost 230,000 people. Recent growth to the undeveloped eastern side of the city has make it one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Chula Vista has become the fourteenth-largest city in California and the 89th-largest in the nation. The population is expected to rise astronomically to at least 270,000 in the next fifteen years.
An interesting historical background surrounds the city of Chula Vista. The natural history of the area can be traced back millions of years through prehistoric fossils. Unique evidence has shown the possibility of human inhabitation at least 10,000 years ago. The area didn’t become a part of the United States until after the U.S. won the Mexican-American War in 1847.
The non-profit community theater by the name of OnStage Playhouse is one of Chula Vista’s most popular attractions as it is the only live theater in the entire South Bay region of San Diego. Chula Vista Soak City is a very engaging water park that is inundated with residents and visitors alike during the very hot summer months. Because of Chula Vista’s relatively warm and moderate weather throughout the year, the water park is open year-round. Other attractions in Chula Vista include Coors Amphitheatre, Southwestern College, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The Chula Vista center is one of the largest training sites for the national team and is operated alongside similar locations in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Lake Placid, New York.
Residents of Chula Vista can find a number of shopping areas around town. The Chula Vista Center is the largest and most popular in the city. Plaza Bonita comes in at a close second. Bay Boulevard Park, Bayside Park, Chula Vista Bayfront Park, Memorial Park, Eucalyptus Park, Sweetwater County Park, and Greg Rogers Park are some of the most popular recreational areas. Together, the parks offer residents the opportunity to jog on paved paths, play a number of field sports, and even use the gym. Baseball diamonds and soccer fields are also scatted across the area’s parks.