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100 Senior Apartments near Chula Vista, CA

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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in Chula Vista, senior citizen apartments in Chula Vista might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in Chula Vista and consider their options. With 100 senior rentals in Chula Vista, CA, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale Chula Vista 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in Chula Vista, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving Senior Apartments facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Castle Park, Rolling Hills Ranch and North Chula Vista. You may also consider nearby communities such as Cardiff By The Sea, Carlsbad or El Cajon.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Chula Vista, CA

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Review ofPacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos
4.9

I would recommend the Memory Care area to others for their loved ones. The staff is very good and address the residents by their first name. They are attentive to the resident's needs as well. There are exercise classes, memory games, crafts, and more for the residents to stay engaged with.

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Review ofPacifica Senior Living Encinitas
5.0

We had a pretty pleasant experience with this facility. I felt like the pricing was fair, especially considering the location that it is in. I would recommend Atria Encinitas to others who are looking.

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Review ofPacifica Senior Living Oceanside
5.0

Clean. People are nice.

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Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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About Sunrise at BonitaCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in central Chula Vista, CANear regional shopping centers and Scripps Mercy HospitalSurrounded by scenic gardens and lush treesSunrise at Bonita in Chula Vista, California, is a senior assisted living community focused on...... Read more

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4.4(99 reviews)

We chose Sunrise of Bonita at the time because it was recommended to us for his needs as well as I have a family members who knows people who live here and had a good experience. The room sizes are on the smaller side compared to others we looked at. I would definitely recommend.

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Pacifica Senior Living Bonita

3434 Bonita Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Pacifica Senior Living Bonita is a beautiful, three-story Mediterranean-style building nestled in the center of Bonita's quiet country setting bordered by horse trails and golf courses, while still providing easy freeway access to an array of shopping centers, churches, banks, restaurants and...... Read more

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4.3(74 reviews)

We chose Atria Bonita because we fell in love with the director, it was the perfect size, not too big but still has plenty of activities provided, and the friendliness of all of the staff members. She is in a shared room and it is a great size for her. It is an amazing value for the money. I would recommend to others looking.

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Westmont at San Miguel Ranch

2325 Proctor Valley Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91914

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Westmont at San Miguel Ranch is a beautiful, scenic assisted living center located in beautiful Chula Vista, San Diego County, California. Nestled along the coast of Southern California, seniors can enjoy picturesque views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Offering a small-town feel in a large...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.1(14 reviews)

Beware of the budget lady. Make sure your bills are correct. Everyone is great. It is a nice place. I would recommend the community for other's loved ones. My loved one enjoys the food here. There are bus trips to shopping and sites, bingo, bands, different social groups, social parties, and more for the residents to choose from.

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Ivy Park at Otay Ranch

1290 Santa Rosa Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91913

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Ivy Park is the newest, luxury community in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista. We opened in 2018 and are under new management as of May 1, 2021, and our company has decades of senior living expertise and experience, managing over 35 senior living communities throughout California and Nevada. ...... Read more

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4.5(7 reviews)

We loved this place , they just did not have a pool. They had a spa tub and said that they would let her go there to take her weekly bath. But my loved one really likes water aerobics and being in the pool and they did not have that. The location was also too far everyone was wonderful and really sweet.

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Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...... Read more

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Cats allowed
4.7(140 reviews)

Our family was able to have an in person tour and we had a great experience. We would of chosen this community but the dining room was just to far away and due to our loved ones health state she would of not been able to make it there.

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Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...... Read more

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3.9(107 reviews)

I was able to have an in person tour and it was a very nice facility but I wanted to move back home closer to my family. However, the staff members were all very pleasant to work with.

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Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, a full service senior living community half an hour north of San Diego, close to the historic Oceanside Pier. Our seaside luxury senior living retirement community in the midst of an unparalleled climate & rich in comfort, convenience, services and...... Read more

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4.9(93 reviews)

Clean. People are nice.

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Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Atria Collwood is a senior residence located in the famous city of San Diego, California. Residents here enjoy access to highly qualified doctors, specialists, hospitals and medical centers. This active city features beautiful coastal views, great fishing, sailing, and many ways to stay active....... Read more

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4.3(78 reviews)

This community was really nice but they did not have the in between independent and assisted and memory care for my loved one.

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Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

At Alta Vista Senior Living, excellence is not enough; we strive to go beyond that. As an award-winning senior living campus in Vista, CA, we welcome seniors with an innovative blend of expert care, personalized plans, lifestyle-focused amenities, and inclusive activities. Residents will find...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.4(78 reviews)

Very caring, pays lots of attention patient to outlandish rrquests, calm, always some new activity, takes clients on new and exciting outings, complete with picnics, everyone is always clean and we'll cared for, never a cross word, enthusiastic, to caring for me as a volunteer.

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Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to the North San Diego County. Located near the beautiful Lake San Marcos, our community is conveniently near popular...... Read more

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Cats allowed
4.6(77 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and it was a top contender we really liked it

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Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Vista, located in Vista, California, offering multilevel retirement that provides independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and health and rehabilitation all on one convenient campus.Pacifica Senior Living Vista is a multilevel...... Read more

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4.3(61 reviews)

The staff are all great. The rooms are clean, they recently underwent a renovation. This has been an excellent environment for my loved one. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones.

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Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Set among the canyons and nature preserves of northern San Diego County, with a central location off Interstate 15, Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos is a vibrant senior living community designed to help older adults find greater well-being.This independent and assisted living community...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.2(58 reviews)

I would recommend the Memory Care area to others for their loved ones. The staff is very good and address the residents by their first name. They are attentive to the resident's needs as well. There are exercise classes, memory games, crafts, and more for the residents to stay engaged with.

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Pacifica Senior Living Encinitas

504 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Pacifica Senior Living Encinitas is located in Encinitas, CA offering assisted living and independent living services to seniors and their families. Welcome to Encinitas, California, a moderately-sized town located just 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles. At Pacifica...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.3(53 reviews)

We had a pretty pleasant experience with this facility. I felt like the pricing was fair, especially considering the location that it is in. I would recommend Atria Encinitas to others who are looking.

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Cypress Court

1255 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Cypress Court embraces the wonderful climate North County San Diego has to offer. Nestled in Escondido, California, we are centrally located near shopping, entertainment, theaters, and all the conveniences of a thriving town. As you walk through our doors, you will feel an immediate sense of...... Read more

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4.7(21 reviews)

My husband enjoyed Cypress Court for a month while I recuperated from eye surgery. He thoroughly enjoyed his stay and I was very happy with his care. Thank you!

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Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Las Villas Del Norte is excited to announce the opening of The Generations Transition Program. Generations memory care offers an industry recognized program that focuses on residents individual needs. The Transitions Program will offer our beginning stage memory impairment residents an active,...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.1(75 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and it was a very nice community

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Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. So go ahead and take an art class or join your friends for happy hour. We’ll take...... Read more

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3.8(60 reviews)

The staff members really stood out to us they were just always so friendly.

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Brookdale San Marcos

1590 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Redefine your independence and do more of what you love.Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help with the little things like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too. And we’ll customize your care to your specific needs. We know that peace of mind...... Read more

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4.3(57 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and it was a very nice community but just to big

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Gardens at Escondido

1342 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92026

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Gardens at Escondido is located in Escondido, CA offering assisted living services to seniors and their families.... Read more

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4.3(56 reviews)

My dad went to Atria from another retirement home. His care from the medical staff at Atria has been outstanding. The other place didn't give him the care he needed.

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Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

The Belmont Village facility at Sabre Springs is located in the attractive residential community of Poway. Situated in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as 'The City in the Country' and prides itself on the fact that much of the area is preserved as dedicated open space. With great views...... Read more

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4.4(51 reviews)

We have been assisting an elderly person who does not have any family to look after her. We did extensive investigation, along with hiring a person to help us choose a retirement community. The future resident with memory issues then toured the choices and both we and she chose Belmont. We knew that a short tour does not cover innumerable issues that relate to a move from a personal home to a retirement community. We were lucky. Belmont Village Sabre Springs is exceptional. The attention to details and personal care starts at the top. [name removed], the executive director at this Belmont Village runs an efficient facility with staff that cares about each individual resident. Since we do not live close to the retirement community, the staff and the executive director's responsiveness to phone calls and emails goes beyond reasonable expectations.

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Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Redefine your independence with more time for what you want to do.Here at our assisted living community, you get to redefine your independence, pursue your favorite hobbies and live your life your way. Whether that’s connecting with new friends or trying something new like yoga, you have choices...... Read more

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3.8(51 reviews)

We did a virtual tour of this community and the tour was great. The staff was very friendly and they answered all of our questions. They had good follow-up and communication also.

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Cost of senior apartments in Chula Vista, CA

The average cost of senior living in Chula Vista is $1,190 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include undefined, undefined with an average of $0 per month.

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What are senior apartments?

Senior apartments offer a no-frills housing option for active and independent seniors. Units are often designed with senior-friendly features for accessibility, such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance. Many senior apartments include:

  • Utilities
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Security
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Learn More About Senior Apartments in Chula Vista, CA

 

Just south of San Diego, Chula Vista has all the attractions of a big city with a more relaxed, family-centered atmosphere — residents of any age can stay busy at bayside museums, nature preserves, and open-air shopping centers. Downtown’s Third Avenue Village, home to local festivals and farmers’ markets, is one of the most walkable areas of the city and highlights Chula Vista’s continued small-town charm.

In Chula Vista, senior apartments are communities geared exclusively toward residents 55+ and provide amenities similar to a typical apartment complex. These communities offer older adults an easier lifestyle by taking care of tasks such as yard work and household repairs, but they typically provide limited organized social events and few additional services compared to those offered by independent or assisted living communities.

Cost of Senior Apartments in Chula Vista, CA

The median monthly cost of a senior apartment is about $1,500 in the state of California. To learn more about the cost of senior apartments in Chula Vista, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.

 

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Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Chula Vista are rated 36 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
136 146 129 136 136 131

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$82,050 per year $43,676 per year $67,673 per year $25,725 per year $42,916 per year $5,367 per year $1,342 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Chula Vista include:

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 340+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, inpatient surgery

Paradise Valley Hospital

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 290+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, hemodialysis

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 170+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Chula Vista, like most of the San Diego area in Southern California, has a semi-arid climate. This means Chula Vista has year-round, abundant sunshine, hot summers with very little rainfall, and cool (but not cold) winters with slightly more precipitation than during the summer months. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during July and August at about 71%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
57°F 69°F 46°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
70°F 76°F 64°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 132

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 9.9″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.5 12.1% 270,472 5,449.7 per square mile 3

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.3% 16.0% 4.6% 58.8% 0.7% 5.5% 17.9%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Chula Vista: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Diego County

Democratic Republican Other
56.1% 38.2% 5.7%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Chula Vista include:

  • Living Coast Discovery Center (marine life, birds, and plants)
  • Chula Vista Heritage Museum
  • Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

Outdoor attractions in Chula Vista:

  • Memorial Park
  • Bayside Park (walking trails and fishing pier)
  • San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chula Vista Marina
  • Rice Canyon Trail
  • Otay Valley Regional Park (walking, biking, and equestrian trails)
  • Otay Open Space Preserve
  • Mountain Hawk Park
  • Otay Reservoir Bike Trail
  • Sweetwater Park Trail

Chula Vista’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Downtown Chula Vista — the Third Avenue Village (farmers’ market, shops, restaurants)
  • North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (large events)
  • Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (Olympic and Paralympic training site)
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival
  • Chula Vista Center (outdoor shopping center)
  • Otay Ranch Town Center (open-air shopping mall)
  • OnStage Playhouse (community theater)

 

Transportation

Public transportation in Chula Vista is available via the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), which operates bus routes and trolleys throughout the San Diego area. For seniors, MTS offers discounted fares and a paratransit service called MTS Access. With well-maintained walking and biking paths along San Diego Bay and throughout the city, Chula Vista provides many safe options for alternative transportation.

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