Not Much to Warn You About
For it's size, (Population 230,000) Chula Vista is a low crime rate area. Most people drive rationally, and the police are pretty nice. In the second photo you'll see a few of my students in conversation with a couple of police officers--friends of mine-- who came to speak to their class. I arranged for one of the boys to be 'arrested,' as a demonstration. It was quite funny.
The price of things, including hotels and restaurants in Chula Vista is, in general, lower than in San Diego City.
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A Few Dangerous Areas, but They are Rare
This is my hometown. I'am very fortunate to have grown up here and I can attest to the fact that this is a low-crime area, but as much as this place beams with sunshine, it too has its bad areas.
One place you'll want to avoid is the area downtown at the H Street transit station. It gets very dark here at night and not too many police patrol here late at night. Crime is rare, but most of the towns' violent street crimes have been eported in this area.
Other places to avoid at night is the are the areas right in front of Chula Vista High School and Chula Vista Adult School (same street). Though the school does occasionally have events that bring traffic to this area and make it safe, on days that it is less trafficked, it can be quite dangerous, as this area is very poorly lit.
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