Only five miles south of downtown San Diego, along the San Diego Bay coastline, National City is the second oldest city in the county. National City has a growing economy and serves as the center of the South Bay’s industrial activity . It also homes one of the nation’s largest naval facilities the, San Diego Naval Station. National City has a mild climate with 201 days being over 71 degrees and low rain fall within 9-13 inches. Being flat and 72 feet below sea level, the land has been historically desirable.
In 2012 National City was honored as the most walking friendly city in San Diego County. It has a dense pattern of low volume streets . Putting it up with some larger cities like Seattle, Washington and Portland. Plaza Bonita is a completely enclosed shopping mall and one of the few in all of California. The Neighborhood Council was developed to improve communication between the communities and to bring services directly to National City residents. It’s has helped unify the neighbors to paint a larger and better image of their city. They Sponsor events such as National Night Out and Movies in the Park.
The city that celebrates
National City with a population of 58,582, according to 2010 U.S. Census, likes to celebrate. On the first Sunday in August since 1991, the National City Automobile Heritage Car Show has been an annual event. Early model classics and muscle cars, to the latest super cars are all display. Also National City knows how to light up the skies with their July 4 Celebrations and Fireworks Show.. Expect in the future, everyone will be trying to grab a piece of National City.