The East Lake community of San Diego County is actually an essential part of the City of Chula Vista. First begun in 1986 on 3,200 acres of land just south of Chula Vista, the master-planned community was designed to create a neighborhood that was entirely family friendly and provide schools, parks, stores, and business centers within a single, safe, and secure area. The original intent was to create a place that would be supportive of healthy, happy living. Since its beginnings, East Lake has done just that and has provided residents with an award-winning living experience within the Chula Vista community. Time and time again, East Lake has been voted as San Diego’s best new home community and continues to grow. The name of east lake is based on the lake formed by the Lower Otay Reservoir that forms the eastern border to the community.
Shopping is available in the immediate Eastlake area at the Eastlake Business Center, Southwestern College Estates Shopping Center, and Otay Ranch Town Center. However, a number of larger opportunities can be found in the midst of Chula Vista within a minute or two. The Onstage Playhouse, Chula Vista Soak City Water Park, Coors Amphitheater, Southwestern College, and U.S. Olympic Team Training Center are all close by in the actual City of Chula Vista. The South bay Expressway passes right through the area and is a convenient transportation option for most residents.
A number of recreational areas and facilities are just minutes from the doorsteps of most East Lake residents. Golfing, as it is with most people of Southern California, is a major sport in the area. Salt Creek Golf Course, Eastlake Country Club, and a host of other courses are all quality destinations. Eastlake III Park, Chula Vista Community Park, Cottonwood Park, Rolling Hills Park, Scobee Park, Heritage Park, Oak Crest Park, Independence Park, El Rancho del Rey Park, Park Land, and Discovery Park are some of the most frequented facilities among East Lake’s residents. The parks range in size from one block and several hundred acres with facilities ranging from simple grassy lots to expansive athletic field complexes and gymnasiums.