VISTA

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Vista Real Estate

Vista is located seven miles inland and 45 miles north of San Diego’s center on the H-78 corridor. For many years it was best known as an agricultural area famed for its flowers, nuts, citrus and avocado trees.  The town derives its name from the Spanish word for "view" perhaps referring to its site among the rolling coastal hills of North San Diego County.  While agriculture is still a mainstay of the area, increasingly homes and condos are replacing open fields as families move into the area attracted by its proximity to the best of the San Diego lifestyle and its small town ambiance.  Since its incorporation in 1963, the town has more than tripled its population, to 83,000 and become known as a good place to raise a family.

Affordable housing can still be found in Vista.  Out of the 797 homes that sold last year, 44 homes sold under $250,000 and 33 homes sold for over $800,000.  In the south end of Vista is the Shadowridge community, a well-planned area developed around the Shadowridge Country Club.  Warmlands and Buena Creek, further to the north, feature custom homes built on large lots.  Moncado Springs, the largest residential project in Vista since Shadowridge was built, features 195 single-family detached homes in six different architectural styles, Italianate, Salt Box Colonial, French Country, Tudor, Spanish Colonial, and Bungalow. 

Vista also boasts a newly redeveloped downtown area, Vista Village.  Showcasing Boutique shops, the Krikorian Theatre, the Avo Theatre, the Wave Waterpark (the only family water park in North County), and restaurants dot the village.