National City


Construction Agenda: Carlsbad looks to find funding for library improvements

Meeting calendars are light this week on the construction front, as most municipalities are not slated to convene.


5,000 cars and 21 brands on 'The Mile'

This year, National City Mile of Cars celebrates 60 years of serving San Diego. “The Mile” offers great vehicle values and service on all makes and models.


South County leaders predict growth spurt

South County is preparing for a large growth spurt, as long-range projects start construction and new investors head south, regional leaders said March 13 at a roundtable discussion held by The Daily Transcript.


KirE Builders partners with SolarCity


Plans advance for Tenth Avenue, National City terminals

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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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National City Businesses

Carroll Metal Works, Inc.

740 West 16th St.
National City, CA
  • Construction
  • Construction - General Contracting
  • Construction Supplies
  • Steel Fabricators
  • Welding Services
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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.

Movie Theaters

3050 Plaza Bonita Rd.
National City, CA, 91950

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

National City Videos

Soaring Dimensions 2011: Sweetwater High

Aug. 8, 2011 -- Reporter Carlos Rico walks through the new Sweetwater Union High School building, a major update to the 90-year-old school.

Upcoming Events

Port of San Diego Invites Public to Integrated Planning Open House (National City)

Tue, Apr 22
6:00pm 8:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
National City
The Port of San Diego will host three separate open house events for the public to provide feedback on its long-range vision and Integrated Port Master Plan Update process. The Port of San Diego, the fourth largest in California, is in the midst of developing a 50-year Vision Plan as part of the Port Master Plan Update to help set the course for future land and water uses in San Diego Bay. At each open house, port consultants will present an overview of the Vision process and input received over the last six months during the first-phase visioning effort. In addition, a preliminary draft set of guiding principles will be available to the public for input. The guiding principles are important as they will help inform the next phases of this multi-year master planning process.
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