Find out what's going on in South County, from real estate development and business leadership to revitalization efforts and education.

  • Sweetwater school district forms 'Compact for Success' with SDSU

    Gabriella Campos wasn't thinking much about college when she was in seventh grade -- she had years before she would have to take the SAT or fill out applications.

  • Village Walk at Eastlake hosts grand opening event

    A crowd of more than 12,000 people celebrated the grand opening of Village Walk at EastLake with family entertainment, performances and shopping specials on Sept. 15. The new 162,000-square-foot, upscale retail development is located at EastLake Parkway and Miller Drive, within the master-planned community of EastLake.

  • 'Green' methods to keep San Diego Bay blue

    The San Diego Bay is an entertainment destination for San Diegans and about 18 million tourists each year. According to the Unified Port of San Diego's State of the Bay report, locals and visitors also share the bay with 59 species of fish, seven endangered species and hundreds of thousands of birds that visit during their annual migration.

  • Otay Ranch creates 'small town experience' with great amenities in pedestrian-friendly setting

    Otay Ranch's rich array of close-to-home amenities in a pedestrian-friendly setting has made it a popular South County address and gained it national attention for its smart planning. The community's pedestrian-friendly villages are crisscrossed with walking and biking trails that lead to more than 30 acres of parks, playgrounds and private swim clubs, as well as schools, restaurants and plenty of nearby shopping.

  • Rolling Hills Ranch among last opportunities to own luxury home in South County

    Choice residences are still available within the three actively selling estate-home neighborhoods at Rolling Hills Ranch, making The Corky McMillin Cos.' resort-style, master-planned community in eastern Chula Vista one of the last opportunities for home shoppers to purchase a luxurious residence in San Diego's South County.

  • Wave of new South County, Otay Mesa industrial construction to fuel surge in lease, sales activity

    A Burnham Real Estate industrial report shows that with South San Diego County, and Otay Mesa in particular, leading the county in new construction, the upcoming influx of new inventory will spur renewed leasing and sales activity through 2008.

  • Shea Homes ranks highest for customer satisfaction for second consecutive year

    Shea Homes ranks highest in homebuilder customer satisfaction in the San Diego market for the second year in a row, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study released Sept. 12. No other homebuilder has achieved the highest ranking back-to-back in San Diego.

  • A day in Imperial Beach

    Other than a million of grains of sand, just what else do you find in Imperial Beach, the most southwesterly city in the United States and one that covers just a little more than four square miles?

  • Business prospects strong in South County

    As the South County Economic Development Council celebrates its 17th Annual Economic Summit today, the qualities that make South San Diego County a great place to live and do business have never been more apparent.

  • Views and access to San Diego bay improve with completion of South Campus demolition

    Traveling south on Interstate 5 toward Chula Vista, the view of the western horizon by the H Street exit is different now. Gone are the old industrial buildings with boarded up windows that haven't been used in years. Replacing the 61 buildings is an 83-acre open piece of land that is a vital component of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.

  • Cost segregation gives small business property owners faster return on investment

    The "big guys" have been doing it for years, and now small businesses are getting smart and getting "in," now that office ownership is proving to be the smarter choice than traditional office leasing. It's called "cost segregation," a little known technique that has been used by large commercial property owners for nearly a decade, but has only recently landed on the radar of smaller businesses.

  • Growth, community questions continue in Otay Mesa

    Otay Mesa, the industrial hub of South San Diego, is entering the last quarter of 2007 with significant accomplishments, as well as significant questions given the ongoing public debate around its Community Plan Update. The growth and new industrial investments have continued to outpace historic trends -- something likely to continue with the completion of major infrastructure projects, like the impending opening of state Route 125 (the Southbay Expressway).

  • Chula Vista council accepts Chargers stadium report

    Four City Council voted members unanimously Tuesday night to approve a site feasibility report for a potential new home for the San Diego Chargers.

  • Chula Vista releases stadium report

    Chula Vista released its report on potential stadium sites Thursday, pushing the South County city to the forefront of a local competition to build a new home for the San Diego Chargers.

  • North Island Credit Union opens branch at Village Walk at EastLake

    North Island Credit Union opened a branch at the Village Walk at EastLake, a new 162,000-square-foot, retail development located within the planned community. A grand opening event is scheduled for Sept. 15.

  • Simon Property Group acquires The Shops at Las Americas

    Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG), a nationwide owner, developer and manager of retail real estate, announced it has completed the acquisition of The Shops at Las Americas, an outlet center in San Ysidro, from a joint venture between Stoltz Real Estate Partners and institutional investors advised by Pacific Coast Capital.

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South County Lifestyles - 2011

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South County Lifestyles - 2010

Read about the exciting progress, future development, business leadership and revitalization efforts taking place in the South County.

South County Lifestyles - 2009

Find out more about the amenities, future development and revitalization efforts in South County, with a special focus on National City.

South County Lifestyles - 2008

This special series of reports highlights the progress, future development, business leadership and revitalization efforts taking place in South County.