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Chula Vista ranked 100 of 100 in recreation

Analysis deemed San Diego #12

Personal finance website WalletHub today (July 5) published its study of the best and worst cities for recreation. San Diego came in 12th of 100 of the largest cities, but Chula Vista lagged at 100th.

San Diego came in 6th in relative number of boat tours and water sports, and 6th in number of bike facilities. San Diego was 8th in parkland as a percent of city area and 9th in relative fishing spots. But San Diego came in 30th in relative music venues and population with walkable park access, and 31st on park spending per capita.

Overall, Orlando was number 1 and Tampa number 2.

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Personal finance website WalletHub today (July 5) published its study of the best and worst cities for recreation. San Diego came in 12th of 100 of the largest cities, but Chula Vista lagged at 100th.

San Diego came in 6th in relative number of boat tours and water sports, and 6th in number of bike facilities. San Diego was 8th in parkland as a percent of city area and 9th in relative fishing spots. But San Diego came in 30th in relative music venues and population with walkable park access, and 31st on park spending per capita.

Overall, Orlando was number 1 and Tampa number 2.

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Where can we find the full report, I would like the city council of Chula Vista to explain why we are at the bottom of the list. Oh I know we have neglected facilities in the Western part of the city and inadaquite facilities on the southeastern part of the city (John McCann), where we let the developers build more and more housing without public space, recreation facilities or city programs and activities for youth . At least John did not speak at Olympian High School Graduation but did walk out early, it takes a lot of short steps to walk 100 yards.... BBQ

July 5, 2016

bbq: Click the words in blue in the first sentence and you will get the full report. Then send it to the Chula Vista city council and demand to be heard. I suspect the council will be aware of the report. About ten minutes after this was printed, I heard from somebody in Chula Vista government. Best, Don Bauder

July 5, 2016

After seeing so many surveys with strange rankings, I'll pass on checking it out in detail. Many such rankings claim to be based on objective data, and then we learn that the data used were faulty or incomplete. I'm no booster or fan of Chula Vista, but let's keep in mind that it is in the same county as the #12 city, and only a few miles away. Even if there is some validity to a weak ranking, that doesn't mean that CV residents are suffering, because they are close to San Diego, Imperial Beach, Coronado, and even National City, all of which have such amenities in varying degrees.

July 5, 2016

Visduh: Generally, I think WalletHub does a good job. But admittedly these rankings can go far astray. That's statistics for you. Best, Don Bauder

July 5, 2016

Don et. al., After a quick review of the survey criteria I do feel that its a bit of a stretch, using beer gardens and subjective evaluations of climate to determine "Recreation". However the survey still shows the perspective that Chula Vista is a little backwater compared to our big sister San Diego.

I challenge our city council to pull their collective heads out and plan a long term sustainable future for the city of Chula Vista. Reading the experts opinions attached to the survey, We are not protecting, maintaining and improving our overall city facilities.

Here in the South Bay our school systems, Community College and City seem to be relying on each other and the YMCA to supply all of the "Recreation" facilities and programs. No one coordinating leading or planning the next major change.

Just like the bayfront project, Chula Vista stumbles into things like taking over the Olympic Training Center, how much money will be funneled away from our local families and facilities, the USOC does not give up a viable facility without due analysis.

The city changes zoning and original urban planning like a flag in a hurricane, without vetting and review, depending on who is blowing,. Chula Vista bedroom community to our sisters to the north, San Diego and the south Tijuana.

I attended the Otay Ranch Firehouse 4th of July Pancake Breakfast for the 9th time, every 4th since moving back to the area and commented to my son how diverse a neighborhood we lived in.... Why can't our city and community leaders capitalize on that to create a solid image of the 21st century?

BBQ

July 6, 2016

bbq: When our family (wife and husband, boys age 3 and 6) came to San Diego in 1973, people we knew, particularly in the Bay Area, would sneer that San Diego was a "backwater," particularly as compared with L.A. and the Bay Area. That might have been at least partly true then, but it's less true today.

But I guess Chula Vista, San Ysidro, and National City are doomed to be considered backwaters by those living in San Diego County. It's a little like the boss bawling out the father, the father spanking the son, and then the son kicking the dog.

One possible corrective step: if San Diego would be one city to refuse to subsidy a billionaire sports team owner, it would get the respect of intellectuals everywhere.Best, Don Bauder

July 6, 2016

Sounds like a horrible place for a staycation as well.

July 6, 2016

FibrkMike: It's good for a staycation. San Diego is so close. Best, Don Bauder

July 6, 2016

Tom Phillippi: Some people think arbitrary and capricious bean-counting is the definition of statistics. Best, Don Bauder

July 6, 2016

Ryan James Cassidy: Slowly, climate change will make San Diego hotter and less desirable, although climate change will also hit Riverside, San Bernardino and Bakersfield. Best, Don Bauder

July 6, 2016

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