Vista

CONSTRUCTION

Linda Rhoades Recreation Center completed in Vista

Erickson-Hall Construction Co. has completed construction of the Linda Rhoades Recreation Center, a joint-use project between the Vista Unified School District and the city of Vista.

REAL ESTATE

Church sells industrial condo to charter school

The 38,749-square-foot industrial condominium at 1132 North Melrose Drive in Vista 92083, has been sold for $4.5 million.

GENERAL

$1M innovation grant awarded to local nonprofit

Alliance Healthcare Foundation has awarded its 2014 Innovation Initiative grant to local nonprofit, Solutions for Change.

BIOTECH

$1M innovation grant awarded to local nonprofit

REAL ESTATE

Escondido broker Tom Stamos grounded in cloud-based realty

Vista news archive

Visitor Information

Street fairs are common. Downtown restaurants are packed at night during the weekend. Craft breweries continue to grow. And a popular dessert store captured two of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” contests.

Yes, there is plenty to keep a visitor busy in the North County city of Vista, a growing urban center that is home to 95,000 people and boasts a moderate Mediterranean climate with an average high temperature of 74.6 degrees.

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Business Information

The Vista Unified School District (with more than 1,700 people on the payroll) and the North County branch of San Diego Superior Court (with some 600 workers) are by far the leading employers in Vista. But make no mistake: The Vista Business Park south of Highway 78 drives the city’s economic engine.

More than 21,000 people work for more than 800 firms at the sprawling center, leaving the 15-million-square-foot business and industrial park a vacancy rate of 7.3 percent in 2013, a 10-year low. Three-fourths of the businesses recently surveyed at the center said they expected to grow over the next three years. Among the park’s major manufacturers are medical device maker DJO Global, the spa maker Watkins Manufacturing Co., Zodiac Pool Care, Jen-Wen Windows & Doors, Datron World Communications and Aqua Lung, the oldest maker of diving equipment in the United States.

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Two California adobes show early days in San Diego County

Rancho Guajoma and Rancho Buena Vista adobes are open to the public and offer visitors a view of early California history.

Antique Gas & Steam Engines Museum displays antique machines

The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista showcases all kinds of machinery from bygone times.

Vista Historical Society preserves the area?s past

The Vista Historical Society operates a museum and preserves the history of Vista.

Visitor/Relocation Demographics

Vista demographics

Spas are big business in Vista

Dimension Spas is one of the biggest employers in the Vista area.

Vista in Photos

Spotlight on Vista

Ranches, a vineyard and several farms once flourished in the hillsides here. Today, nearly 100,000 people reside in Vista and over the years it has grown into a mid-sized city. The area is now teeming with craft breweries and businesses that have a global reach.

Movie Theaters

25 Main St.
Vista, CA, 92083

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

Vista Videos

Robert Westfall on manufacturing, exporting overseas

Sept. 13, 2012 -- George Chamberlin discusses manufacturing, exporting and other topics related to international business with Robert Westfall, president of Solatube International.

Newsmakers

Tim Clepper of San Diego Commercial Realty Services Inc.

Sept. 12, 2012 -- Owner and President of San Diego Commercial Realty Services Inc. Tim Clepper talks with The Transcript about tenant representation and getting clients exactly what they want and need.

Upcoming Events

SDFLC Ecucational Series Luncheon

Fri, Sep 26
11:45am 2:00pm
Kaplan College, Vista
Vista
Boost for our Heros!!! Join us for our 3rd Quarter Educational Luncheon featuring Sgt. Major Frank Pulley, USMC (ret.) as he presents on Military Financial Readiness. Our 3rd Quarter Boost for our Heroes Award recipient will receive a $3,000 check at the conclusion of the event. This event is limited to 60 registrants and is free of charge. Lunch will be served.
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