Vista, California 

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+9.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

147.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.5 / 8.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Vista, California

Vista, California is a vibrant city located in San Diego County. From its breathtaking views to its many cultural attractions, Vista has something for everyone! Outdoor activities like Brengle Terrace Park and Wave Waterpark will keep visitors entertained all day long. Plus, those looking for an educational experience can browse places like the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum or the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. And when they've had their fill of activities, visitors can enjoy a delicious meal from restaurants like Mission Ave Bar & Grill or Panevino Ristorante. With so much to offer, Vista is an ideal destination for a memorable experience! Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border.
Zip Codes: 92084 92083 92081
Cost of Living: 47.4% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

Year-round climate
Attractive suburbs
Air quality
Rapid cost increases
Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


The unemployment rate in Vista is 7.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Vista jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Vista's cost of living is 47.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Vista's Cost of Living

June, October and September are the most pleasant months in Vista, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Diego county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.2% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

Vista's population is 98,651 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Vista is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%.

Vista public schools spend $8,348 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.6 students per teacher in Vista. More Education

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Housing Market in Vista

It's a good time to buy in Vista. Home Appreciation is up 8.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Vista is .

Reviews for Vista   21 Reviews
Nice Place To Live - 3/11/2021
I bought a house in Vista, CA, and lived there since 2013-2017. My kids and I loved that area (Shadow Ridge). People are friendly, down-to-earth, not snobby. I would... Read More

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Checks all the boxes for the ideal place to live. - 6/21/2020
I've lived here 3 years and it has an unbeatable climate. Close to everything you could want. A renovated downtown and access to mass transit. Very nice place, friendly... Read More

THE hidden gem of North County San Diego - 12/23/2019
Truly a hidden gem - I was nervous after first moving since it seemed far from San Diego, but my concerns have been fully alleviated in just a couple months of time in... Read More

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