Vista is a city of 92,000 in southern California, east of Oceanside and Carslbad. it is 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Vista was listed as the seventh-best place in the United States for family life, based on considerations like jobs, business opportunities, education, climate, and cost-of-living. There are several nice parks. Photo of downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and Michael W. Ryan; photo of Vista Civic Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Paul LaBelle; photo of North County Regional Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Bill Newman.