Established in 1999, Otay Ranch is one of San Diego’s top-selling master-planned communities located in Chula Vista. This massive 25,900-acre pedestrian-friendly community is parceled into separate villages that consist of:
- Single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and apartments
- Pedestrian parks
- Paseos and promenade streets
- Town centers
- Community facilities
- Shopping and entertainment venues
- Private swimming club facilities
- An extensive network of trails
The community also includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools, all within walking distance from many of the neighboring villages.
An 11,000-acre open-space preserve is unequaled in San Diego County and has been created to protect the majority of the Otay Ranch area. The developer recognized the importance of environmental and landform preservation, and the need to design environmentally sensitive communities.
The Otay Ranch is designed following new urbanism principles. These include walkability, energy conservation, green transportation, quality architecture, and urban design. The housing serves all levels of income and age ranges and incorporates a large mixed-use environment.