National City

REAL ESTATE

Coronado's oldest brokerage expects another record year

A time traveler of today visiting the Coronado of six decades ago would see two businesses still in operation just a few blocks from each other: the Hotel del Coronado and Lee Mather Co. Realtors.

GOVERNMENT

Construction Agenda: Two large mixed-use projects proposed for downtown, Little Italy

A couple of proposals and a handful of plans will come before several municipalities this week as the dog days of August approach.

TECHNOLOGY

Geneva Healthcare raises $1.8M to expand data management

National City's Geneva Healthcare, the developer of a technology platform for managing data for cardiac devices, has raised $1.83 million in its first round of financing to expand its reach to hospital systems and health care networks nationwide.

REAL ESTATE

Oldest real estate firm in Chula Vista has no plans to move

REAL ESTATE

McMillin building in National City sold

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Visitor Information

When Mexico won independence from Spain in 1810, the area became Rancho de la Nacion. Frank Kimball and his brothers, Warren and Levi, bought the parcel of land in 1868 and modernized the area, building the first roads, a post office and wharf for sea trade. National City gradually came into being.

One landmark with historical significance is the National City Railroad Depot, which was built in 1882 and served as the West Coast’s first station for Santa Fe Railway’s transcontinental railroad. It also helped Santa Fe Railway break the Southern Pacific Railroad’s monopoly over California’s economy and transportation.

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Business Information

The Mile of Cars auto mall is the major industry that contributes to National City’s bottom line, drawing price-conscious car shoppers from around the county with the ability to comparison shop within a one-mile stretch.

Reynoso said people who live outside the city are exempt from the additional 1 percent district sales tax on exempted items, which can make a difference with big-ticket goods like cars.

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Granger Music Hall Plays On

Granger Music Hall is an Irving Gill designed acoustical masterpiece located in National City.  The Music Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is available to rent for weddings and recitals.

National City's Gracious Victorian Homes

National City has restored a number of its Victorian buildings and preserved its heritage as a gracious turn of the century town for posterity.

National City--A city on the move

National City is thriving with new projects and development attracted by its affordable housing and strong committed work force.

National City in Photos

Spotlight on National City

National City is steeped in history that’s very significant to San Diego County’s early development. When Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, occupied land that the Kumeyaay people farmed, they used 26,000 acres in what is now National City as grazing land for their horses and named it El Rancho del Rey, or “Ranch of the King.”

 

When Mexico won independence from Spain in 1810, the area became Rancho de la Nacion. Frank Kimball and his brothers, Warren and Levi, bought the parcel of land in 1868 and modernized the area, building the first roads, a post office and wharf for sea trade. National City gradually came into being.

Movie Theaters

3050 Plaza Bonita Rd.
National City, CA, 91950

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