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How Much Do You Know About Vista – Trivia Quiz – Answers

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TR Robertson — Let’s see just how much Vista residents knew about the city they live in. These are the answers to the Great Vista Trivia Quiz.

Vista Trivia Quiz

  1. What was the name of the Indian tribe located here long before the San Luis Rey Mission was established?    Luiseno Indians
  2. How is Vista’s climate described?  Mild Mediterranean climate
  3. When was the City of Vista incorporated?   1963
  4. The cities of Oceanside, Vista and Carlsbad together are described as what?  North County trifecta – Tri-city
  5. What is Vista’s average of parks in the nation?  We have 6 times the national average for a city our size
  6. How many companies are in the Vista Business Park?  Average of 800
  7. What is Vista’s city flower?   California Lilac
  8. What was Vista once the unofficial World Capital of?  Once the Strawberry Capital of the World
  9. In 1948 Vista was called the World Capital of what?  Avocado Capital of the World
  10. In the craft beer world, what is the name given to Highway 78?  Hops Highway
  11. What city in the U.S. challenges Vista for most craft breweries?   Portland, Oregon
  12. What is the average age of residents of Vista?   Average age of 33
  13. What living history museum, established in 1969, is the only museum of its kind in the U.S.?   Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum  
  14. What percentage of Vista residents are married?  46% married couples
  15. What is the average commute time for Vista residents that drive to work?    25 minutes
  16. What percentage of people in Vista live above the poverty level?   84%
  17. What is the average price of homes in Vista?   $423,500 and going up
  18. What is the average rent price in Vista?   $1,440 and going up
  19. What is the average rainfall in Vista?   13.6 inches
  20. What percentage of Seniors live in Vista?   9.7%  
  21. What is the average household size of Vista residents?    3 people
  22. What is the area size of Vista?    18.7 sq. miles
  23. What is Vista’s tree?    Kentia Palm
  24. What is Vista’s bird?    Anna’s hummingbird
  25. How far above sea level is Vista?    325 ft. above sea level
  26. What is the nickname of the Vista high school, which is the only high school in California with this nickname?  The Longhorns
  27. What are the call letters and AM number for the only radio station in Vista?  KCEO AM 1000
  28. What were the Strawberries grown in Vista called and why?  Called Vistas, named after the name on the side of the crates they were packed in
  29. What is the name of Vista’s first mayor?  Joe Fotheringham
  30. When was the first land grant for land in the Vista area issued?   1845
  31. When was Vista named Vista?   1882
  32. What was Rancho Guajome’s original name and what did it mean?  Wah-hoe-mah  means frog pond
  33. How many Ranchos were originally in the Vista area?   3 ranchos
  34. What was the original Legislative name designation for the portion of Hwy 78 between Oceanside and Vista?   Legislative Route 196
  35. What was the original Legislative name designation for the portion of Hwy 78 between Vista and Escondido?   Legislative Route 77
  36. Before the existence of Hwy 78, what was the road known as? The Brawley-Westmorland-Julian-Oceanside Highway
  37. When did plans first begin for the road that would eventually be called Highway 78?  1934
  38. What is the name of the first brewery to open in Vista and when did it open?  Green Flash Brewery opened 2002
  39. When this brewery moved, what was the next brewery to move in?   Latitude33
  40. How many mayors has Vista had since 1963?  19

Bonus Question – Who named the City of Vista?  John Frazier – he opened the 1st post office in 1882 and tried to name the city Frazier’s Crossing, then tried Buena Vista. Both of these names were already taken, so he settled on Vista.

How many did you get right. Memorize these and you can impress folks with what you know about the town you live in. There has certainly been a lot of changes with our town became The City of Vista and more changes to come.

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