Vista, California, United States

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🇺🇸 Vista is a city in San Diego County, California. Vista is a medium-sized city within the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Area. Vista's sphere of influence also includes portions of unincorporated San Diego County to the north and east, with a county island in the central west. Located just 7 mi (11 km) inland from the Pacific Ocean, it has a Mediterranean climate.

Much of Vista's current territory was once part the Mexican land grants Rancho Buena Vista and Rancho Guajome. A post office was established on October 9, 1882, and Vista was incorporated as a city on January 28, 1963, later becoming a charter city on June 13, 2007.


History The Vista area was originally inhabited by the Luiseño Indians, who established a village in today's Vista called Tovalum.

The prosperity of the mission-era declined by the 1830s with the independence of Mexico from Spain. The Mexican government began to grant land ownerships to a variety of people, thus beginning the Rancho era of California. Three ranchos were granted in the Vista area: Rancho Guajome, Rancho Buena Vista, and Agua Hedionda Y los Manos.

In the 1850s the ranchos began to fade due to changing political conditions and the scarcity of water. A growing number of settlers came to the area after California became a state in 1850 and began to create smaller agricultural holdings. One settler in the Vista area, John A. Frazier, applied to open the first post office and after several attempts to name the city (Frazier and Buena Vista were already taken), Frazier finally chose the name "Vista"; the post office was opened in 1882.

In 1870, Bernard Delpy arrived from France to build what eventually became known as "Delpy Corners" at the intersection of today's East Vista Way and Foothill Drive. His nephew, Jules Jacques Delpy, joined him in 1879 and together they planted several hundred acres of grapes. In 1886, they built the first successful winery in the country. The winery was shut down by the Prohibition era.

Inhibited by the lack of water, Vista grew slowly through the early 1910s to less than 1,000 people. With a 1923, however, the Vista Irrigation District had the necessary funding to construct a new water supply from Lake Henshaw. Agriculture began to flourish in the area, including citrus fruits, tomatoes, celery, and most prominently avocados. Vista became home to multiple avocado packing facilities, and by the late 1940s was promoted as "the avocado capital of the world" The rise in agriculture led in turn to further commercial development.

Following World War II, agriculture declined with an influx of population and housing. The City of Vista was incorporated on January 23, 1963. The frequent housing booms of the 1970s through early 2000s greatly increased the population of Vista, and the city limits have grown as well. Many light manufacturing businesses moved into Vista beginning in the 1980s, and with the founding of several breweries in the 21st century Vista has become a significant element in the San Diego craft beer phenomenon.

Since the 1990s, the downtown area has received about $12 million in investments from Vista for improvements. The City of Vista released a plan in 2015 for the further development of downtown, aiming to make it the main commercial, social, and cultural hub in Vista. In 2020, Vista finished the Paseo Santa Fe corridor project, which transformed almost a mile of Santa Fe Avenue into a pedestrian-friendly street with a number of restaurants and housing complexes.


Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48 km²) of land. Like much of the California coastal area, the landscape is marked by hills and valleys. In undeveloped areas, the natural vegetation types includes chaparral brushland, oak-sycamore woodland, riparian (stream) woodland, and oak-grass savanna.


Demographics The 2022 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates reported that within Vista city, whites and Hispanics were the most numerous race/ethnic groups. The top ancestries were German, English, and Irish. Whites made up 75.5% of the population, while the remainder was largely Hispanic or Latino at 14.9%. All other specified races individually made up less than 10% of the population. Within the population under 18, whites made up a larger fraction at 83.8%. Among households having children, the average number of children was two. The overall median age was 34.4 years.

Households with at least one individual employed full-time earned a median household income of $144,464. For households with both spouses employed full-time, median household income was $191,468. Approximately 9.1% of the population was below the poverty line, an improvement over both the national and California state averages. The poverty rate was highest among single parent households with young children (greater than 20%), and lowest among married couple households with young children (less than 5%). The majority of households were married couple families, and the majority of homes were single-family detached houses. More residents owned their homes than rented.


Economy: Top employers According to the city's 2022 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city include: 1 Vista Unified School District; 2 Watkins Manufacturing Company; 3 Costco; 4 Fresh Creative Foods; 5 Cue Health Inc; 6 Walmart; 7 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps; 8 Lowe's; 9 Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors; 10 Frazier Farms.


Sport Vista high schools have fielded several CIF Champion teams in recent years: the Mission Vista Timberwolves in both basketball and soccer, and the Vista Panthers in football.


Parks and recreation Vista is home to two city-owned theaters: the Moonlight Amphitheatre and the Avo Playhouse. The Moonlight Amphitheatre, located in Brengle Terrace Park, is an open-air theater that specializes in musical productions, performing several musicals during the course of the summer. During the winter, the stage is used as a concert venue called ClubM which hosts both performers and audience members alike on the stage itself. Moonlight Productions performs plays in winter months at the Avo Playhouse, a former movie theater now owned by the city.

Several popular downtown events include the North County St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival, the Vista Strawberry Festival, the Vista Rod Run and the annual Winterfest & Christmas Parade.

Two of the best-known parks in the city are Brengle Terrace Park and Guajome County Park. Brengle Terrace Park houses the Moonlight Amphitheatre, Alta Vista Gardens (a city-owned botanical garden), two softball fields, a senior centre, a playground, and the city community centre, where the main offices of the city's day camps are held. Guajome County Park has 557 acres (2.25 km²) of land, which is shared between Vista and nearby Oceanside. It features a small lake, willow and oak woodlands, campsites, horse trails, and the Rancho Guajome Adobe, a National Historic Landmark.

The Rancho Guajome Adobe and Rancho Buena Vista Adobe are two historic rancho buildings in Vista, built in the mid-nineteenth century, both available for tours and special occasions. Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is owned and operated by the city government, while Rancho Guajome Adobe (and Guajome Park itself) are owned by the county. Adjacent to Guajome Park is the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, an open-air museum demonstrating agricultural equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Other recreation facilities include the city-run Wave Waterpark, a sports park, and a Boomers location.


Education The Vista Unified School District serves Vista and parts of Oceanside and several unincorporated communities, with seventeen elementary schools, six middle schools, and six high schools, including Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vista High School and Mission Vista High School. Guajome Park Academy is a charter school with joint elementary, middle, and high schools that receives part of its funding from the Vista Unified School District. There are 12 private schools with over 2,500 students, including Tri-City Christian School, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and Calvary Christian School. The Vista Unified School District also runs the Vista Adult School.


News The Vista Press was a weekly newspaper published in Vista from 1926 through the early 21st century. After it folded, the name was revived for an unrelated online news site. Vista also receives local coverage in the weekly Coast News and the daily San Diego Union-Tribune.


Broadcast media Vista is part of the San Diego–Tijuana media market. Operating out of the city are KCEO on AM 1000, which is an affiliate of the Catholic Relevant Radio network, and KHAX-LD, a translator of the local Univision television station KBNT-CD.


Transport Mass transit in Vista is provided by the North County Transit District, which operates several bus routes to and within the city. Additionally, the Sprinter hybrid rail line makes three stops in Vista, including at the centralized Vista Transit Center in the downtown area.

Still, the automobile is the primary means of transportation within the city of Vista; according to a 2022 American Community Survey estimate, only 726 of the city's 50,316 workers commuted to work by public transit, a mere 1.4%.


Major roads and highways • State Route 78 • Vista Village Drive/Vista Way • Santa Fe Avenue • Bobier Drive • Civic Center Drive • Melrose Drive • Sycamore Avenue • Shadowridge Drive • Emerald Drive


Utilities In the city of Vista, gas and electric service is provided by San Diego Gas & Electric, while water is provided by the Vista Irrigation District. Sewerage is provided by the City of Vista.


Healthcare The city of Vista is located within the Tri-City Hospital District, which provides emergency care and hospitalization, while ambulance service is provided by the Vista Fire Department. The Vista Community Clinic provides general health care to those who face economic, social or cultural barriers.


Government facilities Located in Vista is the North County Regional Center, a San Diego County facility shared by the Superior Court, Sheriff, Vista Detention Facility jail, Probation, District Attorney, Revenue and Recovery, and the County Board of Supervisors. The North County Superior Court is a full service branch court.


Public safety Law enforcement is provided by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department through a contract with the City of Vista, approved by the City Council. Fire suppression, fire prevention and EMS is provided by the Vista Fire Department.

Vista, California, United States 
<b>Vista, California, United States</b>
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