About the City of Vista
Located just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern San Diego County, the City of Vista has a perfect mild Mediterranean climate. Our residents enjoy a wide range of year-round outdoor activities in a setting of gentle rolling hills and pleasant rural surroundings. With more than 25 educational institutions for Vista youth, and a business park that is home to over 800 companies, it is no wonder that Vista has been named one of the "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family!"
Vista is approximately 19 square miles with a population of 95,264. Vista has a rich history and progressive future. Our City has a variety of opportunities to work, live and play in North County. The City handles sewer utilities and contracts with Vista Irrigation District for its water services. The City operates its own Fire Department and contracts with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services.
The City's mission is to provide outstanding services to improve the quality of life of all Vista residents and to enhance the uniqueness of our community, reflecting our core values: respect, fairness, teamwork, integrity, compassion and stewardship.
Fun Facts: City Flower, Bird And Tree
The California Lilac was adopted as the official City flower on February 21, 1967. Anna's Hummingbird was also adopted at that time as the official City bird. On September 8,1998 the City officially adopted the Kentia Palm as the City tree.
- Alta Vista Gardens
- City Parks
- Vista Farmers Markets
- Krikorian Premiere Theatres
- Shadowridge Country Club Golf Course
- Vista Valley Country Club Golf Course
- The Wave Waterpark
Arts & Culture
- The AVO Playhouse
- Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
- The Broadway Theater
- The Moonlight Amphitheatre
- Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
- Rancho Guajome Adobe
- Vista Historical Society