Chula Vista-An Odd Place
I live in Chula Vista, California (San Diego County). I've lived here close to eight years now. A very conservative town to say the least. I would call this a military town, as the military base is downtown San Diego (about 30 minutes away). Also there's a state prison just off the 905 freeway, and many other correctional facilities in the area. I was born in the midwest. People are courteous there usually and hospitable; forget it if you're looking for that type of mentality here in San Diego. I've never been around such unhappy/rude people in my life, and I've lived many people. OMG, it's shocking! Something must be in the water. I'm cautious, but respectful and I guess one could say in general, friendly. No kidding, if you say good morning and/or good afternoon to someone here you'll typically get a odd glare or stare, like there's something wrong with You! When I occassionally meet someone with an approachable personality, I asked, "where are you from?" Huh, if they don't ask me first (lol). And like I figured, they are not from this area. Segretation, OMG! I feel like I'm living in old south sometimes... So many drawn in angry if not outright mean faces...; it's sad. Everyone has a bad day sometimes, but geese, can we shake this karma. I sometimes wonder if the negative vibrations from the correctional facilities filter into the town. I'm a spiritual person, and the negative energy here is weighty... Drugs are everywhere; it's rediculous! And the affluent areas are heavely affected as well. There's plenty of night life here, but again, it's not diverse. The beach areas are beautiful; we've had many fun times there. The educational system is substandard. The Mexican population is 90%.
There are many beautiful areas here in SD, CA but it's not a feel-good town.
Sarah | Chula Vista, CA