West Chula Vista (also known as the original Chula Vista territory) covers the area west of Hilltop Drive and north of L. Street. This includes zip codes: 91910, 91911 and 91912 and the Feater, Harborside, Castle Park and Otay neighbourhoods. Chula Vista means "beautiful view" in Spanish and the area lives up to the expectation with its miles of coastline, mountains, open spaces and trails on top of its thriving and friendly communities and people. West Chula Vista offers this much and more for visitors and people hoping to find a permanent residence in the area.
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is known as the largest K-6 district in California, serving more than 29, 300 students (K-6) in a blend of residential areas. These schools are adequately equipped for the 21st century learning environment and offers recreational facilities, open space and all the factors needed to nurture a child's imagination, intellect and natural curiosity. West Chula Vista is the home of Sweetwater Union High School District, which is the largest secondary school 7-12 district in California. In terms of higher education, there is the Southwestern College, San Diego State University and the Chula Vista area is within commuting distance from several established universities.
Numerous recreational activities abound in the West Chula Vista area. Those who are fond of the great outdoors would enjoy the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista Marina & Yacht Club, the Bayshore Bikeway and the different wonders that await in the San Diego bay. The area is also filled with shopping, dining and entertainment places. Chula Vista Center houses more than 100 specialty shops, which showcases major retailers, and provides adequate entertainment through its movie theaters and seasonal outdoor music concerts. West Chula Vista's historic downtown district is also the home of Third Avenue Village, which features historic buildings, novelty shops and landmark restaurants on top of its seasonal events. Visitors and residents may also enjoy performances from world-class entertainers at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre, which is considered San Diego County's premier outdoor music venue.
West Chula Vista is also known for its family friendly events such as the annual Harborfest and Lemon Festival, which are celebrated every summer and showcases food, crafts, music and things that Chula Vista is known for.
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