Vista CA Real Estate

Vista Real Estate and Homes For Sale

Vista CA Real Estate

Vista is a hillside city in the northwest part of San Diego County, located just 7 miles from the coast and only 18.7 square miles in size.

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With ideal weather, even a little warmer than the coastal locations, the lovely Mediterranean climate is in full effect in Vista. Average high temperatures range from 65 F in December to 81 F in August, while the average lows range from 44 F in December to 62 F in August. Vista, like most of the cities of San Diego County receives minimal rainfall, only 13.24 inches which mostly falls between November and April.

The population was reported at 93,834 as of the 2010 US Census and is estimated at 98,079 as of 2014. The population breakdown was 26.7% under the age of 18, 12.5% aged 18 to 24, 29.5% aged 25 to 44, 22.0% aged 45 to 64, and 9.2% of the population who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.1 years.

Median family income for Vista is $45,649; California’s state average is $53,025 (according to

Vista is served by 2 public school districts with over 50 schools. However, the number of private and catholic schools in the area is many times the number of public schools.

The Tri-City Medical Center in nearby Oceanside is only 3 miles away, Kaiser Medical Center in Marcos is 7.7 miles away, while the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido is 10 miles in distance, and Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas is 18.8 miles away. Overall, there are 10 regional hospitals within 24 miles of the center of Vista.

There are over 800 businesses in the Vista Business Park, making their headquarters, manufacturing, distribution and marketing centers here. The popular Dr Bronner’s Soap’s headquarters is in Vista, CA.

Recreation and Public Amenities

The Vista Village area is the main entertainment district where the biggest festivals and events take place. A lively and creative area filled with restaurants, pubs, live music, it’s also home to the Winterfest & Bazaar, Alley Art Festival, Strawberry Festival. The AVO Playhouse is here too, which hosts various theatre and musical performances and events.

The renowned Moonlight Amphitheater offers award-winning broadway theater productions, rivaling many larger theater productions. Located in Vista’s Brengle Terrace Park, it’s great place to see an outdoor performance and you can bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn seating. Stage productions are normally scheduled from April through October.

Other big attractions include the Krikorian Theaters, Wave Water Park, and Alta Vista Gardens (a serene botanical park). Also, museum lovers will enjoy the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum and the annual Fall Antique Engine and Tractor Show.

The North County Transit District operates a bus system and a light rail system called “Sprinter” with stations at the Vista Transit Center, Civic Center Drive and also at the Buena Creek Road station in eastern Vista. The Sprinter provides service to Oceanside and east to San Marcos and Escondido. From the Sprinter station in Oceanside, commuters can connect to AMTRAK trains, or to the Coaster commuter trains to downtown San Diego, or to the “Metrolink” commuter trains to the Los Angeles area.

Airports near Vista CA include: the McClellan Palomar Aiport in Carlsbad (8 miles away), San Diego International Airport  (45 miles away), John Wayne Airport in Orange County (59 miles away), Los Angeles International Airport (100 miles away).

Numerous restaurants and nightlife venues are scattered throughout the city. Vista also has the most breweries per capita in the state of California. Popular craft breweries include Mother Earth Brew Co, Belching Beaver Brewery, and a lot more! Vista is part of what is dubbed as the Hops Highway which includes Oceanside and San Marcos on Highway 78.

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The city hosts a summer Movies in the Park series of free outdoor movies. Also, the Vista City Library has a large and lively calendar of diverse events for all ages. The city also runs a variety of creative art programs and exhibitions in its Public Art Program, with numerous public art programs of murals and sculptures in the Vista Village area.

There are 13 public parks in the city including a dog park, several sports parks and the Wave Waterpark.

There are 2 private golf courses in VistaShadowridge Golf Course and Vista Valley Country Club. However, there 27 public and private courses within 10 miles of Vista, many just next door in the neighboring cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Encinitas.

The Gloria McClellan Adult Activity & Resource Center

This senior center offers many activities, programs and classes. Located in the Brengle Terrace Park area, the center focuses on promoting the physical, emotional and social well-being of seniors and helping to get them involved in different aspects of community life.

With opportunities for entertainment or socializing, taking exercise classes or a day trips, the center’s goal is to make retirement fun. Seniors here take advantage opportunities to travel, learn new skills, or even new careers and giving back to the community. The center also provides door-to-door transportation for senior and disabled Vista residents.

Vista Real Estate

If you are looking for Vista real estate in gated communities, you may want to check out the following options: Edgehill Ranch, Laurel Pointe, Kings View Estates, Madison Lane, Panoramic Estates at Elevado Hills, Quail Ranch, Stonegate, Vista Grove, Vista Valley Country Club.

For those who want to live near a golf course in Vista, check out the neighborhoods of Shadowridge and Vista Valley Country Club.

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Find homes for sale in Vista CA here.  If you are looking for Vista single story homes, Vista real estate with large lots, Vista homes with guest houses / detached casita or mother-in-law suite, or any other type of Vista property, please be sure to sign up for listings alerts to find out about Vista homes for sale as soon as they become available on the market. View all new homes for sale in Vista here.

Vista Real Estate For Sale

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Vista Real Estate Location Example Neighborhoods
Vista CA 92081 Real Estate This is where you will find Vista homes located south of Highway 78 on the border of Carlsbad, CA An example of a neighborhood in Vista 92081 is Shadowridge (consists of single family detached homes, duplex, and condo neighborhoods) with mature trees and a private golf course nearby.
Vista CA 92083 Real Estate This is where you will find Vista homes located on the Northwest part of the city and borders the city of Oceanside to the west.
Vista CA 92084 Real Estate This is where you will find Vista homes located on the Northeast side and borders Bonsall to its north and San Marcos on the east side.


Vista CA 92085  PO Box

There are 4 zip codes in Vista Real Estate:


Vista New Homes For Sale

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Vista Single Story Homes in Vista

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Vista Real Estate For Sale with Master Bedroom on Main Floor (Single Family Detached Homes)

Vista Real Estate in Adult Communities

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Vista Condos For Sale

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Vista Real Estate and Homes For Sale $500,000 or under

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Vista Real Estate and Homes For Sale $750,000 or under

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Vista Real Estate and Homes For Sale $1,000,000 (1 Million) or under

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Vista Real Estate and Homes For Sale $2,000,000 (2 Million) or under

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10,000 sq ft+ Lot Vista Real Estate For Sale

Find properties for sale in Vista with a minimum of half an acre.

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1 Acre + Vista Homes For Sale

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For those looking to buy real estate in Vista with character, views, and room to roam, you will be surprised to know that Vista has plenty of custom homes and older homes that still come with more spacious lots anywhere from half an acre to 2-5 acres+. Also, you will find that Vista has so many areas and varied topography where some neighborhoods provide spectacular views.

2 Acres + Vista Homes For Sale

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Vista Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex, 2-4 units For Sale

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Vista Commercial Real Estate Properties For Sale

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Vista Vacant Land or Raw Land For Sale

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Vista Homes For Rent

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Vacation Rentals in Vista, CA

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Did you know? Vista is undergoing a downtown revival with new housing developments in the Paseo Santa Fe as exciting breweries and new restaurants coming soon such as the Belching Beaver and the farm-to-table restaurant Flying Pig. Should you buy a house in Vista? Vista could be the next boomtown in North County San Diego! We are Vista resident Realtors® and our real estate team is happy to help you find the perfect home or help get your Vista home sold.

Vista is known for its Mediterranean-like climate and was once the avocado capital of the world! It's a great place to own a home and is only approximately 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Looking for an affordable place to retire in or live in with great weather in North County San Diego California?

Vista CA Weather

Did you know that Vista, CA is known for its Mediterranean-like climate and popular among adults - retired or still working, who are looking for a temperate weather near San Diego's beach cities?  Vista is America's Climatic Wonderland - see San Diego Union Tribune Article.

Vista CA Location

Vista is located 7 miles to the beach, has a revitalized historic downtown with great choices in dining, restaurants, craft breweries, and entertainment (i.e. the much loved Vista Moonlight Theatre, Avo Play House). It has an active senior center with transportation and social activities, golf courses and country club (Vista Valley Country Club and Shadowridge Golf), the world renowned Cal-a-Vie Wellness Resort and Spa and so much more.

Vista CA Real Estate

Learn more about retirement and active living in Vista CA including Vista's attractions, amenities, lifestyle, arts, and culture. 

Popular Events in Vista

When you retire or live in Vista, you will have many fun things to do:

For example, try beer tasting, watch outdoor plays at the Moonlight Theatre, attend annual events such as a Civil War reenactment each March, Rhythm and Blues at Vista Village sponsored by the San Diego Brewer's Guild in May, Vista Strawberry Festival in May, the San Diego Scottish Highland Games in June, Taste of Vista in June where local award winning local restaurants participate, BBQ classic in July, Fourth of July Fireworks at Brengle Terrace Park, SummerGrass bluegrass music festival in August, Vista Rod Run on Main Street in Downtown Vista for classic car lovers in August.

Also check out events at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum and the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe or enjoy fresh air and local hiking at the Rancho Guajome Adobe County Park. Vista also hosts holiday festivities on its annual Christmas parade.

Many Vista residents are regulars at Vista's farmer's market - the oldest running farmers market in San Diego County. It is held on Saturdays at the San Diego County Courthouse located at 345 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081 (check hours 8AM to 1 PM)

Vista CA real estate options

We can also help you find great homes for sale in Vista that are not in age-qualified neighborhoods. There are plenty of homes with views set on gently rolling hills and suburban areas.

For example, visit our Vista single story homes for sale web page and find Vista homes for sale  with master bedroom on the first floor to expand your choices of the best places to live in or retire to in this inland North County San Diego gem.

An example of some of the popular neighborhoods in Vista (not age-qualified neighborhoods) include the Shadowridge area (surrounded by a golf course and mature trees) and communities on the south of 78 Vista Zip 92081, established neighborhoods and gated communities with custom single story homes with great views i.e. in Vista 92084.

There are also new homes available in Vista including new planned condominium projects. Some of the recent new housing developments in Vista: Laurel Pointe