Located near the Ocean View Hills area of South San Diego is the community of Vista del Sur. Tesoro, Esperanza, and Maravilla comprise Vista del Sur, each offering a selection of beautiful homes showcasing rich exteriors influenced by Mission, Tuscan, and Craftsman architecture.
With the many wonderful interior and exterior combinations available, you are sure to find a home that fits the unique lifestyle and taste of you and your family.
The amenities of Vista del Sur combined with the recreational opportunities of the adjacent Pacific Gateway Park offer Vista del Sur residents endless options for retreating, entertaining, exercising and spending time outdoors.
Formerly known as the “Pits,” this area was a haven for off-road vehicles and bon fires. In 1957, the area was annexed from San Diego County along with other portions of South San Diego. However, development did not begin until 1998, making this area one of District 8’s newest.
Today this southern section of San Diego is primarily a residential area bordered by freeways. Located east of I-805 and north of California State Route 905, the highways provide easy access to major shopping centers, schools, and parks. Ocean View Hills is home to a major commercial center and San Ysidro School District’s only K-8 school. The area also provides a nice view of Mexico.
Less than two miles from Vista del Sur, fun for all ages can be found at the nearby water park in Chula Vista with its exciting water slides and relaxing lazy river and pools. Adjacent to the Aquatica Water Park is the iconic 20,500 seat North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. It is one of the larger concert venues in the San Diego area and San Diego County’s largest outdoor concert venue. Artists who have performed at the sprawling, 70-acre venue over the years range from Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and the Spice Girls to B.B. King, Radiohead, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
For outdoor enthusiasts, San Diego cultural feature Pacific Gateway Park is adjacent to Vista del Sur. With an elevation of 489 feet it provides views of Mexico and to nearby Finger and Dillon Canyons. A great place to hike, explore, and have a day’s adventure.
Other nearby amenities include Brown Field Municipal Airport – serving private, corporate, charter, air ambulance, law enforcement, fire rescue, flight training, cargo, skydiving, banner towing, and airships; and Brown Field Technology Park, which is currently under construction, and slated for 3.2 million square feet of office space.
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The amenities within Vista del Sur include a recreation center with the community lap pool and spa with lounge area for sunbathing, BBQ and seating areas for outdoor gatherings and entertaining, as well as play areas for a range of age groups.
San Ysidro High School is a co-educational high school, located right across the street from Vista del Sur! Built in 2002, this phenomenal school is a part of the Sweetwater Union High School District and serves 2,456 students in grades 9-12, making it one of the largest high schools in the state of California. The school’s slogan is ROAR – standing for: Responsibility, On Time, Attitude, and Respect. San Ysidro High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in the state for overall test scores and has a 83% graduation rate.
Ocean View Middle School serves 659 students in grades 4-8 with a class ratio of 27:1. The faculty collaborates, plans, and implements research-based instructional practices designed to maximize student achievement. Offering a comprehensive curriculum for all students, this school is a professional learning community dedicated to the academic success plus character development of all students. Ocean View Middle School is a short walk from Vista del Sur.
Vista Del Mar School is located on top of a hill with a breathtaking 180-degree ocean and city view is under 2 miles from Vista del Sur. The faculty and staff are committed to the tradition of academic excellence by providing the best possible education for every child in this K-3 school in a challenging, safe, and nurturing environment. The teaching and learning is focused on meeting and exceeding the Common Core State Standards for every child.
With the average class size being ~29 students, the varied levels of instruction provide a framework to challenge advanced students; support those who are struggling; as well as provide a solid classroom experience for students learning at grade level. Everyone one at Vista Del Mar Elementary is committed to creating an environment that empowers students to become lifelong learners in a diverse community.