National City

REAL ESTATE

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

Tom Money knows a thing or two about Chula Vista's history. His real estate office is a part of it.

REAL ESTATE

McMillin building in National City sold

The 37,742-square-foot former headquarters of The Corky McMillin Companies at 2727 Hoover Ave., National City 91950, has been sold for $6.9 million.

REAL ESTATE

Leal Real Estate Group riding upbeat South Bay wave

Wearing a cordless phone headset on one side and a Bluetooth headset on the other, you could say Paula Whitsell has her ears glued to the state of South Bay residential real estate.

REAL ESTATE

At 60, Coronado's oldest real estate brokerage is expecting another record year

HOSPITALITY

Flocke & Avoyer selling parts of nine Gatlin centers

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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

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

National City's State of the City Address

Thu, Aug 7
6:00pm
Cornerstone Church
National City
Mayor Morrison's 8th Annual State of the City Address. At 5 pm will be Social Networking and at 6 pm the State of the City Address will begin followed by a free Taste of National City.
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