About Chula Vista

Purchasing a Chula Vista home will put you in the center of many attractions and give you access to some of the best schools in San Diego County. There are many distinct neighborhoods to choose from in Chula Vista, each with its own unique features and amenities. Chula Vista is a city rich with history and full of things to do for the whole family.

Chula Vista Attractions

Chula Vista Marina – This beautiful harbor offers two marinas where whale watching and sightseeing tours embark from, majestic views of the water, access to southern San Diego Bay, the Chula Vista Yacht Club, an RV park, restaurants and two waterfront parks.

Chula Vista Nature Center – A collection of fun and informative exhibits describing the bio-diversity, ecology, geology and history of the San Diego Bay and nearby Sweetwater Marsh are found here.

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – This outdoor performing arts theater hosts concerts and performances of all kinds throughout the year. With 10,000 reserved seats and a beautiful lawn offering seating for an additional 10,000 people, this amphitheatre in Chula Vista is always a great place to see your favorite act.

Golf Courses – Chula Vista homes are near a number of great golf courses. The Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course, San Diego Country Club, Eastlake Chula Vista Country Club, Salt Creek Golf Club, Coldwater Canyon Golf Course and several other golf courses are located in the area.

Knott’s Soak City USA – The San Diego County edition of the Knott’s Soak City water parks, with 32 acres holding 22 water rides, offers something for everyone. Open during summer season.

Olympic Training Center – This official U.S. Olympic Committee training facility has been helping America’s current and future Olympic athletes develop their skills in various sports including archery, canoeing, cycling, field hockey, kayaking, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and track & field since 1995. Free guided tours are available year-round, and you can always stop by to visit the Olympic Spirit Store.

Otay Lakes County Park – Otay Lake sits on a 78-acre county park including acres upon acres of scenic wooded hills for bird-watching and hiking, a playground, horseshoe courts, a native plant/demonstration garden, a lawn area, one reservation site to accommodate as many as 100 people and four additional sites for walk-in visitors.

Otay Ranch Shopping Mall – The Otay Ranch Town Center includes all the finest stores and attractions including a Macy’s, REI, AMC Movie Theatre, Barnes & Noble and much more.

Schools in Chula Vista

One of the most positive aspects of purchasing Chula Vista real estate is the close proximity to a number of schools, including some of the best public and private grade schools in San Diego County and a highly regarded community college.

Colleges

Public High Schools

Charter High School

Private High School

Neighborhoods

Eastlake

  • Eastlake Chula Vista features a number of excellent neighborhoods including Duncan Ranch, Eastlake Greens, Eastlake Trails, Eastlake Vistas, Rolling Hills Ranch, San Miguel Ranch, The Gates, The Woods and many others. This Chula Vista neighborhood encompasses the zip codes of 91914, 91915 and parts of 91913, with homes built between late 1980s and 2011. Some areas of Eastlake are known for quiet tree-lined streets, while others boast executive style estates with views of the lakes, and others offer community pools, parks and nature trails. Many of Eastlake’s residents also enjoy the popular restaurants and shopping of the Eastlake Village walk such as Trader Joe’s, Henry’s and the Brigantine.

Otay Ranch

  • Otay Ranch includes the neighborhoods of Acala, Belmonte Ridge, Hillsborough, Lomas Verdes, Mandalay, Santa Paula and Sienna, all in the zip code of 91913. Most of the Chula Vista homes in this area have been built since 2000, making it one of the most affordable places in San Diego County for new construction. Neighborhoods range from quaint townhomes to trendy condos to luxurious houses, with amenities such as community pools and great shopping nearby.

Sunbow

  • The neighborhood of Sunbow is ideal for Chula Vista home buyers who want newer construction east of the 805 with easy freeway access, without having to pay homeowner’s association fees. Most homes in the Sunbow zip code of 91911 have been built since 2000, and some even boast southwesterly ocean views.

College Estates

  • This is another one the few areas of Chula Vista east of the 805 that does not require any HOA fees. College Estates is located in the 91913 zip code right next to Southwestern College with affordable detached houses built in the 1960s and 1970s close to the amenities of Eastlake, Otay Ranch and Bonita.

Rancho Del Rey

  • Rancho Del Rey was one of the first McMillin neighborhoods in Chula Vista built east of the 805. The gated communities of Rancho Del Rey Estates and Belmonte are home to some of the most extravagant estates in all of San Diego County. The area features quality construction, tree lined streets, easy access to the 805 freeway, beautiful ocean views, walking/biking trails, shopping attractions such as COSTCO and no home owner’s fees.

Old Chula Vista

  • This historic neighborhood encompasses most of the 91910 and 91911 zip codes bordering the 805 freeway on the east and the Chula Vista Marina and San Diego Bay on the west. There is a wide variety of Chula Vista real estate, including newly remodeled homes, old craftsman style homes, Spanish bungalows and even Victorian style homes built in the late 1800s in Old Chula Vista, plus no monthly fees are required for homeowners.

Pepper Tree

  • Pepper Tree is an established neighborhood within Old Chula Vista in the northern section of 91910, which is known for large lots, old growth trees and historic homes including a variety of architectural styles. This beautiful neighborhood features many of the original structures built in Chula Vista during the 1800s still listed by the family name instead of the street address.

Team Ratcliffe - McMillin Realty

Joe Gover is hands down the best realtor in SD! He was always willing to meet us whenever we wanted to view a property no matter how short of a notice. We were first time homebuyers and had plenty of questions for Joe and he would always provide answers to make sure we understood. We met many realtors through our homebuying experience and the process of finding the PERFECT realtor stopped when we met Joe! He REALLY looked out for our best interest and really wanted to make sure we were going to be happy with our new home. He is an excellent communicator making sure you are completely aware of what is going on so that there is no question at all. He was ON IT! Joe went above and beyond our expectations and we would highly recommend him to anybody. Thanks to Joe's hard work we were able to close on a short sell 2 months after we placed our offer on the home. We couldn't thank him enough. ---- Michelle B, 5/13/2012

My husband and I met Matt Gover of Team Ratcliffe at an open house and instantly liked his demeanor and over time his work ethic. He became our agent., and for nearly a year worked tirelessly with us to find the perfect home, not easy in todays market of multiple offers and cash buyers. His hard work and dedication to us and our search paid off. We are now enjoying our beautiful home. We can't thank him and Pam Ratcliffe enough for going the extra mile to help us close the deal.

So if you're looking for a truly dedicated and professional Team look no farther then Team Ratcliffe, Thanks a milliom Matt, Pam and Joe! We really miss seeing you guys. ----Laura and Jim B, 5/25/2010

I wanted to take a momment to give credit where credit is due. I met Matt Gover from Team Radcliff when I was out looking for a property in Eastlake. I met Matt at an open house and asked him for assistance in location a house with all amenties we required.

Matt was exceptional in finding multiple propertyies that we were able to veiw. My wife and I were impressed of the ongoing commitment and number of locations he brought us to for viewing.

The house we went into contract on, was a property that had just fallen out of escrow. Matt was on the spot and we made an immediate offer, this avoided the multiple offer bidding process.

We closed on the house and this one would have been missed if it wasn't for Matt "the bird dog" Gover!

Thanks Matt ----Bob and Gladys, 3/29/2010