Chula Vista's Urban Orchard

Chula Vista began as a series of lemon orchards along the Southern California coast. Today it's thriving as San Diego County's second largest city, comprised of many different urban orchards.

Urban Orchard Map

bayfront  Bayfront
Recreation, Ecotourism, Marinas

The Bayfront is the access point for recreational water activities along Chula Vista’s harbor and marinas. The community is home to two national wildlife refuges and the Living Coast Discovery Center, whose goal is to provide environmental stewardship and a respect for nature and wildlife in people of all ages. The area is currently undergoing growth with the vision of turning the Bayfront into a world-class waterfront resort destination, while conserving the natural environment. The Bayfront master plan establishes new public parks, protects natural coastal resources, and provides conference and visitor-serving amenities. The Bayfront is comprised of:

  • Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
  • San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • The Living Coast Discovery Center
Downtown  Downtown

Business, Historic, Cultural
Downtown is a vibrant urban village comprised of historic neighborhoods, cultural landmarks and businesses. Residents of downtown enjoy the eclectic mix of businesses, residences and arts and culture that only downtown can boast. Neighborhoods within Downtown include:

  • Third Avenue Village
  • Feaster
  • Rosebank
  • Hilltop
  • Chula Vista Center
  • Castle Park
  • Harborside
Main Street  Main Street

Live Entertainment, Attractions, Open Space

Main Street is characterized by the vast open space that defines the area, its open-air amphitheater venue and its family-friendly attractions. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to Main Street every year to visit one of the several amusements that Main Street boasts.

  • Otay
  • West Fairfield
  • Otay Valley Regional Park
  • Woodlawn Park
  • Broderick Acres
  • Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark
The Ranch  The Ranch

Retail, Community, Parks

The Ranch is a blossoming, pedestrian friendly community with abundant green space, trails, and shopping. Residents enjoy the community's pedestrian parks, strolling and biking along the extensive network of trails, paseos, and promenades, and the convenient proximity of schools and major Town Centers. Neighborhoods within The Ranch include:  

  • Montecito
  • Hillsborough
  • Otay Ranch Town Center
  • Terra Nova
  • Rancho del Rey
  • Halecrest
  • Sunbow
  • Southwestern College
  • Eastlake Hills
  • Eastlake Shores
  • Bonita Long Canyon
The Lakes  The Lakes

Family, Fitness, Olympic Training

The Lakes is a thriving, family-focused community with ample schools, parks, stores, and business centers. Residents pride themselves on a community that is safe, serene and supportive of healthy, happy living. Neighborhoods within The Lakes include:

  • Eastlake Greens
  • Eastlake Trails
  • Eastlake Vistas
  • Eastlake Woods
  • San Miguel Ranch
  • Rolling Hills Ranch
  • Bella Lago
  • Olympic Training Center
  • Millenia

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