Vista has 330+ days of sunshine per year, a thriving business community, affordable housing, a top notch school district, a cutting edge medical center and is the microbrewery capital of the world!
We are 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean with an average daily temperature of 72 degrees and we boast the most active library in the county library system.
Our thriving arts community includes over 50 pieces of public art, over 25 murals, downtown art galleries and the Moonlight Amphitheater with Broadway-quality musicals all summer long. Put simply, Vista is a great place to live, work and play.
History of Vista
Deriving its name from the Spanish word for “view,” Vista was incorporated in 1963. The development of Vista’s downtown center began in earnest in the late 1920’s, with most of the buildings built on Main Street and South Santa Fe Avenue between the late 1910’s and the late 1950’s.
With Vista’s agricultural roots firmly established, downtown grew and expanded onto Broadway while serving Vista’s growing population. Even as a city with modern-day trappings, Vista’s downtown businesses continue to service its residents and visitors in a small town atmosphere.