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It frightens me to see how Vista has changed in the past 4 decades. It went from a residential rural area of wide open spaces and canyons - to a built up master planned community in just 25 years. Population has probably tripled. Albert & Alice grew up here, and both went to Palomar College (nearby in San Marcos), with me, DanaMite. Way back in the 1990's.
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elevation: 340' population: 101,568 zip code: 92081


Coastal foothills with large residential population

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San Diego County
N of San Diego
Hwy 78



  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • orchards
  • ranches
  • farms
  • breweries
  • shopping
  • restaurants
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Palomar Mountain State Park
  • South Carlsbad State Beach
  • Alta Vista Gardens
  • Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
  • Get Air Vista Trampoline Park
  • Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
  • vista campgrounds

    South Carlsbad State Beach
    Olive Avenue RV Resort
    Guajome Regional Park
    Champagne Lakes RV @ I-15

    tent camping

    Suburbian sprawl from San Diego, north county. In between Escondido and Oceanside. Vista is about 15 miles from the ocean. Avocado groves in the hills, major freeway through coastal valley. Largely developed. Shopping, gasoline, services.

    nearby towns:
    San Marcos
    Rancho Santa Fe
    local links:

    City of Vista, California
    200 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92084

    Sunrise Farms Citrus
    The Vista Conservancy
    The Wave Waterpark
    The Yellow Deli
    Ciao Italian Restaurant
    Rock Climbing Vista CA
    Ebullition Brew Works
    Twisted Horn Mead & Cider
    Aztec Brewing Company
    Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
    Magnum Offroad Shop
    Mother Earth Brewing Co.
    Skybound Coffee + Dessert
    New West Nursery
    Thai One On
    California Highway Patrol

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