Chula Vista is an immensely populous city—one of the 100 most populous cities in the United States, as a matter of fact—in southern San Diego County. Its southern terminus is only a few miles from the US's border with Mexico, and it is otherwise surrounded by such topographical landmarks as the San Diego Bay, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Otay Lake, and Otay County Open Space Preserve. Needless to say, Chula Vista combines the urban convenience and efficiency of its central areas with the openness and natural charm of its periphery to great effect.
Tourism provides an economic base for the community, as requisite shops and dining spots keep its population employed. Chula Vista residents also enjoy reasonable proximity to San Diego
proper; prospective residents who hope to be able to commute there on a daily basis will not be disappointed. Chula Vista is fairly car-dependent; its primary throughways are the 55, the 5, and the 805.