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All About

Living in Vista, CA

Located just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, Vista is home to more than 25 educational institutions, 800 companies and one of the only two Buddhist temples in California. If you're searching Vista apartments, ApartmentGuide.com can help you find a place you enjoy calling home. Use our advanced search functions to ease the stress of your hunt for the perfect apartment.

If you're looking for freshwater fun, catch a wave at Wave Water park, a family water facility that also offers swimming lessons, aqua aerobics and camps. If you always keep your air conditioner running in the summer, search for Vista apartments near this hottest cool spot in town.

The Vista Village Center, an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination, is only a short walk from the Wave. Here, locals enjoy restaurants ranging from the quick-service to fine dining, as well as a creek side park, boutiques, popular stores and a movie theater.

Those in the mood for live entertainment might want to look for Vista apartments near any of the city's theater venues. Visit Moonlight Amphitheatre during the summer for Broadway musicals under the stars, and check out the Avo Playhouse in the winter for comedies, dramas and small-scale musicals. There's not a bad seat in the house at the intimate Broadway Theatre, which offers opportunities for both adults and children to act onstage.

If you're searching for Vista apartments near classic Southern California architecture, look no further than the Rancho Guajome Adobe and Rancho Buena Vista. Tours of these massive, ancient Spanish-style homes are available most days of the week. Nearby Guajome County Park offers plenty of outdoor observing opportunities, with its marshes, lakes, picnic areas, hiking and equestrian trails, fishing and camping sites.

Hungry after all of that exploring? Locals adore Pepper Tree Frosty, a frozen sweet treats joint that uses real cream and fruit in its creations; URBN Pizza, which serves up inventive pizza topping combinations such as baked potatoes and bacon; and Thai One On, which offers affordable lunch specials and all the usual Thai favorites. For those who prefer to cook at home, visit the Farmers Market for culinary inspiration. It's held each Saturday morning at the North County Regional Center. Search for Vista apartments near any of these places, and you'll never hunger for good food.

So if you're moving from across the country or just from across town, ApartmentGuide.com has dozens of Vista apartments to fit your needs. We offer maps, prices, photos, floor plans, detailed neighborhood information and more.Costa Mesa

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Vista

Restaurants that are in my area and the grocery store. We have a few restaurants and a Whole Foods store as well as other fast food restaurants very close by.

I live in a gated community that makes me feel safe when I go out. I am within 2-3 minutes of grocery stores, Target and Walmart. Most stores I shop at are within 2mikes of my house.

Close to businesses like restaurants, stores like grocery and department stores. Easy access to major roads and highways. Close to airport.

The neighborhood is kindof like country. Love that I can walk to my yoga studio. I am close to movies and restaurants.

It has a small downtown area with a mix of coffee shops, pizza, ice cream, food and bars. The view walking down my street, I never get tired of it!

The desert flora and fauna are what really attract people to this area. It is easy to go hiking, biking, and a perfect place for off road vehicles. Businesses are too expensive in my area because of how far the main town is, but what i love about downtown are all the different antique and thrift shops. Plus, it is an area that is famous for alien activity so it is the main theme and I find that fascinating.

Who Lives Here

Vista Demographics

Education

High School

30%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

34%

Family Size

2 people

32%

3 people

22%

4 people

22%

5 people

13%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

31%

50-100k

36%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

9%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

13%

20-45

37%

45-65

23%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Vista?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Sep '23$1735$2495$2950$2645
Aug '23$1735$2505$2950$2670
Jul '23$1710$2620$2950$3863
Jun '23$1710$2533$2785$3432
May '23$1710$2445$2698$3000
Apr '23$1710$2492$2736$3804
Mar '23$1680$2598$2770$3902
Feb '23$1550$2596$2695$4096
Jan '23$1680$2596$2661$4005
Dec '22$1610$2564$2801$2320
Nov '22$1610$2582$2835$3997
Oct '22$1580$2486$2895$3980

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Vista

Vista Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

16%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

8%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4646

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 20 of 38 renters

Percentage: 3232

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 20 of 38 renters

Percentage: 3434

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 31 of 38 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Coffee, Restaurant

Things To Do In Vista

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 57% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Vista is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 35% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 19% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 32% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Vista is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 10% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Vista is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 8% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 68% more shops than average
  3. 31% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 10% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 24% more fine art centers than average
  3. 36% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Vista's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 6% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 64% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Vista Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 37 of 38 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 35 of 38 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 33 of 38 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 31 of 38 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 31 of 38 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 30 of 38 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 30 of 38 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 30 of 38 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 29 of 38 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 28 of 38 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 21 of 38 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 22 of 38 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 23 of 38 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 37 of 38 renters

Vista Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Vista

4/10

Beaumont Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10

Breeze Hill Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

3/10

Bobier Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

3/10

Maryland Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

4/10

Foothill Oak Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Vista, CA

Located just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, Vista is home to more than 25 educational institutions, 800 companies and one of the only two Buddhist temples in California. If you're searching Vista apartments, ApartmentGuide.com can help you find a place you enjoy calling home. Use our advanced search functions to ease the stress of your hunt for the perfect apartment.

If you're looking for freshwater fun, catch a wave at Wave Water park, a family water facility that also offers swimming lessons, aqua aerobics and camps. If you always keep your air conditioner running in the summer, search for Vista apartments near this hottest cool spot in town.

The Vista Village Center, an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination, is only a short walk from the Wave. Here, locals enjoy restaurants ranging from the quick-service to fine dining, as well as a creek side park, boutiques, popular stores and a movie theater.

Those in the mood for live entertainment might want to look for Vista apartments near any of the city's theater venues. Visit Moonlight Amphitheatre during the summer for Broadway musicals under the stars, and check out the Avo Playhouse in the winter for comedies, dramas and small-scale musicals. There's not a bad seat in the house at the intimate Broadway Theatre, which offers opportunities for both adults and children to act onstage.

If you're searching for Vista apartments near classic Southern California architecture, look no further than the Rancho Guajome Adobe and Rancho Buena Vista. Tours of these massive, ancient Spanish-style homes are available most days of the week. Nearby Guajome County Park offers plenty of outdoor observing opportunities, with its marshes, lakes, picnic areas, hiking and equestrian trails, fishing and camping sites.

Hungry after all of that exploring? Locals adore Pepper Tree Frosty, a frozen sweet treats joint that uses real cream and fruit in its creations; URBN Pizza, which serves up inventive pizza topping combinations such as baked potatoes and bacon; and Thai One On, which offers affordable lunch specials and all the usual Thai favorites. For those who prefer to cook at home, visit the Farmers Market for culinary inspiration. It's held each Saturday morning at the North County Regional Center. Search for Vista apartments near any of these places, and you'll never hunger for good food.

So if you're moving from across the country or just from across town, ApartmentGuide.com has dozens of Vista apartments to fit your needs. We offer maps, prices, photos, floor plans, detailed neighborhood information and more.Costa Mesa