Vista is a city in is located in northwestern San Diego County and is a medium-sized city within the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Area. Vista has a population of just over 100,000 people. Located just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, it has a Mediterranean climate.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48 km2), all land. Vista is a hilly city. Most of the businesses are located in the flatter areas, and residences climb the hills. In undeveloped areas, the natural vegetation types includes chaparral brush land, oak-sycamore woodland, riparian (stream) woodland and oak-grass savanna.
Climate is temperate, with extremes of temperature uncommon. For example, coastal breezes and foggy overcast (especially in May and June) keep the late spring/early summer high temperatures below 80 degrees F. on most days. Most of the annual rainfall of 13.24 inches falls between November and April (Mediterranean climate type). Rainfall is higher in the San Marcos Hills on the eastern edge of the city, up to 20 inches per year. The moderate climate has made Vista and surrounding areas a center of the plant nursery industry. Avocados and other subtropical plants thrive in the area.
According to US Census Data, the average home price was $423,500 in 2017 making this desirable location very affordable.