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Otay Ranch, San Diego
About Otay Ranch: Otay Ranch is part of the southern San Diego community of Chula Vista. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of 268,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 52 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, quality parks, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in the country. Chula Vista means “beautiful view” and there is more to see and do here than you can imagine! Great year-round weather, miles of trails, coastline, mountains and open space beckon runners, hikers, cyclists, birders, and outdoors enthusiasts from the bay to lakes. Visit the bayfront with the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and the Living Coast Discovery Center. The Chula Vista Marina & Yacht Club awaits kayakers and boaters. Cycle the Bayshore Bikeway and see more wonders on San Diego Bay.
Shopping, dining, and entertainment abound with two major malls and a historic downtown district. With more than 100 of the country’s top specialty stores, Otay Ranch Town Center is an exciting outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination. This urban, bustling, open-air center features a variety of amenities including a library, outdoor cafes, a pet-friendly setting and adjacent dog park, food pavilion, fireplace, and “popper” play fountain for children.
Chula Vista Center in the downtown area boasts major retailers, dining, movie theaters, and more than 100 fine specialty shops. And, Third Avenue Village, billed as the cultural center of the city, features historic buildings, unique shops, a weekly farmers market, landmark restaurants, and seasonal outdoor music concerts.
Current Single Family Homes For Sale: There are currently 20 detached homes for sale in Otay Ranch. The average home is 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2622 square feet with an average sale price of $770,135. The minimum average time for a house to be on the market is only 2 days so if you like this community you will have to act quickly!
Otay Lakes: Otay Lakes is a reservoir in Chula Vista, California, operated by the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department. When full, Lower Otay Reservoir has 1,100 surface acres, a maximum water depth of 137.5 feet, and 25 shoreline miles. Lower Otay Reservoir has a water storage capacity of to 47,066.9 acre feet. Water levels are monitored weekly. The reservoir is the home of the United States Olympic Training center for rowing sports. There are miles of beautiful, well groomed trails for hiking, running, mountain bike riding, bird watching and fishing.
Location: Otay Ranch 22 minutes East of downtown San Diego and 3 miles from Otay Lakes. It is bordered by Bonita to the North, Coastal Chula Vista to the East, Jamul and Delzura to the West and Otay Mesa to the South.
Hiking/Biking: As mentioned previously mentioned Otay Lakes is a terrific place to get some shade, enjoy the lake, bird watch, fish or get some exercise. Just Southwest of the lakes are the Otay Open Space Preserve which has 11,000 acres of space providing trails. About 14 minutes North is the beautiful Rohr Park that provides 60 acres of ball fields, picnic areas, biking and running trails and even pony rides!
Other Cool Hikes in the Area:
Rohr Park: Directions to Rohr Park from Otay Ranch
Sweetwater River park: Directions to Sweetwater River park from Otay Ranch
Tijuana River National Estuary: Directions to TJ Estuary from Otay Ranch
Otay Ranch is home to one of my favorite breweries. Novo Brazil Brewing serves up 40 styles of beer, Kombucha and hard seltzer. You can also head to Third Street Village just 17 minutes away for 3 other great brewery choices.
Wineries and Wine Tasting: Enjoy one of San Diego's newest wine regions along Highway 94! Located just 30 minutes away you can lose yourself in the magic of wine country! No longer must you trek hours away to enjoy locally grown and produced wines.
Otay Ranch Coffee Shops:
and of course....Starbucks
Breakfast Joints in Otay Ranch:
Of course you have all of your traditional options like IHOP, Panera Bread, Denny's and others but try out some local fare!
MJ's Fusion Deli: A cool fusion of Asian, Mexican and Islander
Vega Cafe: Traditional Mexican with Vegan options
Vitality Bowls Delicious açaí bowls, which are a thick blend of the açaí berry topped with organic granola and a selection of superfood ingredients.
Best Dinner Locations in Otay Ranch:
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