The second most-populated city in San Diego County, Chula Vista has a population that pushes 230,000. The undeveloped eastern region of the city has recently grown, rendering Chula Vista one of the quickest growing cities in the country, becoming the 14th largest city in California and the 89th largest in the US. Within the next 15 years, the population is estimated to rise to 270,000.
Because the natural history of Chula Vista can be traced to millions of years ago through prehistoric fossils, the history of Chula Vista is an interesting one. Some evidence has proof of human inhabitants at least 10,000 years ago. The Chula Vista region did not become a part of the US until after the Mexican-American War in 1847.
One of Chula Vista's most famous attractions is the non-profit community theater, OnStage Playhouse, which is the only live theater in the South Bay region. The famous watermark, Soak City is also very popular destination in the summer months, though the park is open year round due to the warm and moderate San Diego climate. Other popular attractions in Chula Vista include Coors Amphitheatre, Southwestern College, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Operating alongside brother a sister locations in colorado Springs, Colorado and Lake Placid, New York, the US Olympic Training Center is one of the biggest training centers for the national teams in the US.
Chula Vista has many sopping centers around town, including the Chula Vista Center, which is the biggest and most popular, and Plaza Bonita. Some favorite recreation areas of Chula Vista are Bay Boulevard Park, Bayside Park, Chula Vista Bayfront Park, Memorial Park, Eucalyptus Park, Sweetwater County Park, and Greg Rogers Park. Visitors to the parks will find paved paths for jogging, many fields for a number of sports, baseball diamonds, and even a gym.
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Rohr (Fred H.) Elementary School
Loma Verde Elementary School
Castle Park Senior High School
Palomar Elementary School
Valle Lindo Elementary School
Castle Park Middle School
Parkview Elementary School
St. Pius X
Kellogg (Karl H.) Elementary School
Otay Elementary School
Maac Community Charter School
Otay Christian Academy
Alta Vista Academy
Cook (Hazel Goes) Elementary School
Montgomery (John J.) Elementary School
Palomar High School
Rogers (Greg) Elementary School
Options Secondary School
Bounce Back Independent Study High
Rice (Lilian J.) Elementary School
Lauderbach (J. Calvin) Elementary School
Chula Vista Christian Elementary School
Chula Vista Senior High School
Southwestern Christian School
Harborside Elementary School
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School
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