Find a vibrant, family-friendly city when you search Vista homes. The city is located about seven miles inland, so the weather is great, and it’s a short drive to the beach. Oceanside and Carlsbad are Vista’s western neighbors. Camp Pendleton is just a few miles north, so Vista real estate is an ideal choice for service members stationed there. San Diego is about 42 miles south, via either I-5 or I-15, so it’s easy to get into the city for work, school, or to attend an event. In addition, SR-78 runs through the city. There are also many job opportunities right in Vista. The business park is home to lots of businesses, from environmental construction to biotech to marketing services. The Vista Chamber of Commerce is a big booster of local business and helps business owners grow their companies.
The public schools near Vista homes are one of the selling points for families. Rancho Buena Vista High School has a graduation rate of 92%, well above the state average. Students also turn in solid scores on state testing. There are several strong charter schools, as well as many excellent private schools. For higher education, both Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos are in nearby San Marcos.
Vista has lots of mild, sunny days, so it’s fun to be outside. The city has 20 parks, with playgrounds, sports courts and fields, and space for picnics and parties. Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed and have a current license. Both kids and adults can participate in sports leagues, exercise classes, and enrichment. The Wave Waterpark offers lap swimming throughout the year. In the spring, swimming lessons begin. In the summer, there’s day camp and flow rider and waterpolo classes. The community gets together for special events throughout the year. There’s a spring egg hunt, summer movies in the park, a July 4th celebration, and holiday celebrations at Rancho Buena Vista Adobe.
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