National City

GOVERNMENT

SD companies earn $20M in Cal Competes tax credits

San Diego companies claimed nearly a third of the $69 million in tax credits doled out in the most recent round of the California Competes Tax Credit program.

GENERAL

National City hosts small business workshop

Congressman Juan Vargas, in partnership with the National City Chamber and together with South County EDC and local chambers will host a Small Business Workshop on Monday, April 27.

REAL ESTATE

National City apartment on East Fourth sold

The 15-unit apartment property at 1740 E. 4th St., National City 91950, has been sold for $1.95 million.

GENERAL

National City Chamber hosts 105th installation dinner

REAL ESTATE

Sweetwater Inn on Sweetwater 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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National City Businesses

ACME Safety & Supply

1616 West Ave.
National City, CA
  • Construction
  • Construction-Safety Training
  • Security Products
  • Signage
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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.

Homes for Sale

Offered at $325,000

Movie Theaters

3050 Plaza Bonita Rd.
National City, CA, 91950

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

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