City of Vista Incorporation
Development continued from 1926 to about 1931, when the effects of the Depression were felt. Growth resumed about 1936, increased until World War II, and continued after the war.
Agricultural production peaked in the early 1960's, about the time the City incorporated on January 28, 1963. In the ‘60s , the City became a bedroom community. This began to change in the 1970s and 1980s and continues to today with the development of the Moonlight theatres, Rancho Buena Vista, Rancho Guajome, Shadowridge, the Business Park, the new Vista Village, and other retail and cultural centers.