From Millenia to… A Guide to Getting Where You Need to Go

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Millenia is a paradise for pedestrians, designed as a fully walkable community where getting from A to B is always a pleasurable experience—and easy. Chula Vista transit is also an option, with a new bus line travelling between San Diego and Otay Mesa, directly into Millenia. And it’s just a quick drive by car to all the amenities you could need or want.

If you’re new to the community—or have yet to move in—you may still be in the process of locating all the places that are important for day-to-day life. Grocery stores, pharmacies, public services, and other essentials you can’t do without are all listed here for your convenience. And as you’ll see, every location is just a short distance from Millenia—an easy walk or a quick drive away.

Even if you’ve been a resident here for a while, check out this list for a few new places to explore!

Your Millenia Transport Options

A Dream for Those Who Love to Walk

Millenia was designed from the ground up as a highly walkable urban village. You can get virtually anywhere in the neighborhood via a short, enjoyable walk. Check out Millenia Place and Millenia Commons with shops and dining options, plus the new AYRES Hotel for an evening cocktail.

Convenient for Those Who Prefer Cars

Whether you’re traveling via your own car or a Chula Vista transportation service such as Lyft or Uber, a drive of three miles or less will get you to most of the places you’ll want to go on a daily basis.

Perfectly Laid Out for Public Transportation

Your Chula Vista transportation isn’t limited to traveling via car, of course! Millenia is designed with easy access to public transport. Whether you prefer to live car-free or just don’t feel like driving, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line can take you where you need to be. Construction on Millenia Station is complete, and the new 225 Rapid bus route is in full swing. Millenia residents can access South Bay Rapid bus transport to and from San Diego via Chula Vista, CA and National City. This route also travels to the Otay Mesa Transit Center, next to the border. With buses every 15 to 30 minutes between 4:30 AM and 11:30 PM, it’s the ultimate convenience in Chula Vista transportation!

Millenia Station is located right in the heart of Millenia, just a few minutes’ walk away from any of Millenia’s neighborhoods. You can catch the 225 Rapid on the Transit Guideway between Orion Avenue and Solstice Avenue.

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Chula Vista Police Department

201 Fourth Avenue
Distance: 0.9 miles via Birch Road
Driving time: 5 minutes
Walking time: 11 minutes

Should you need help, the City of Chula Vista PD is here for you. This is also the place to go for controlled permits and to sign up for Citizen and Teen Academy programs.


United States Postal Service

830 Kuhn Drive
Distance: 2.8 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 8 minutes
Bus: 20 to 25 minutes (Route 707) – A 15-minute walk will get you to the bus stop at Eastlake Parkway and Olympic Parkway

Email might be the preferred mode of communication these days, but the USPS still offers many essential services, from package delivery and pickup to sending and receiving money orders.


Chula Vista Public Library

Otay Ranch Town Center, Birch Road
Distance: 0.6 miles via Birch Road
Walking time: 12 minutes
Driving time: 4 minutes

Grab a book or two to settle in for a gripping read, or pay a visit to one of the library’s many weekly or monthly events. See the library website for a calendar of events.

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Volta Charging Station

2016 Birch Road, Suite 500
Distance: 0.6 miles via Birch Road
Driving time: 5 minutes

If you’re running an electric car, these charging stations are just a minute away from Millennia—both highly convenient locations to fill up on juice!

Volta Charging Station


Blink Charging Station

electric charging station

Otay Ranch Town Center, Birch Road
Distance: 0.5 miles
Driving time: 2 minutes

 


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Vons®

1745 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 0.3 miles via Stylus Street
Driving time: 3 minutes
Walking time: 5 minutes

Shop for all your essentials at a conveniently close location, or just head to the website to order a delivery!

Vons


Sprouts Farmers Market®

878 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 2.6 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 8 minutes
Bus: Under 25 minutes (Route 707)

The breezy farmers market vibe at Sprouts makes it a fun spot to shop, not to mention a great place to pick up plenty of fresh and fabulous produce.

Sprout Farmers Market

 


ARYA Cleaners

2260 Otay Lakes Road
Distance: 2.3 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 7 minutes
Bus: 15 to 20 minutes (Route 707)

For those tricky cleaning jobs, you can trust ARYA to clean the most delicate fabrics with care, every time. Even better, ARYA offers gentle-but-effective and eco-friendly cleaning tech.

ARYA Cleaners


The Home Depot

1320 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 1.7 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 8 minutes
Bus: 20 minutes (Route 707)

For a new homeowner, a home improvement store is the perfect place to have nearby. The Home Depot in Chula Vista has tool and truck rental and a garden center. They also offer unique workshops, covering topics like painting tips and how to install a backsplash. There are even workshops for kids!

tools on blue table

 


Lowe’s

2225 Otay Lakes Road
Distance: 2.5 miles via CA-125 N
Driving time: 8 minutes
Bus: 28 minutes (Route 707)

Near Millenia you have your pick of home improvement stores. If your preference is Lowe’s, just a short drive will get your there. Store #1742 is dog-friendly and offers a garden center, truck rental, and key copying services.

white paint and paintbrushes

 


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Bank of America Financial Center®

1735 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 0.3 miles via Artisan Way and Stylus Street
Driving time: 2 minutes
Walking time: 6 minutes

More than just a bank, this location also offers a range of financial services and specializes in home loans.

Bank of America Financial Center


North Island Credit Union®

884 Eastlake Parkway, Suite 1615
Distance: 2.8 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 9 minutes
Bus: 20 to 25 minutes (Route 707)

NICU offers all you need in a credit union, from great service and a good range of products to easy online banking 24/7.

North Island Credit Union


Mission Federal Credit Union Eastlake

884 Eastlake Parkway, Suite 1619
Distance: 2.8 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 9 minutes
Bus: 20 to 25 minutes (Route 707)

MFCU is also vying for your attention—another great credit union that offers a good range of banking products and great service, including digital banking.

Mission Federal Credit Union Eastlake

 


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Vons Pharmacy

1745 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 0.3 miles via Stylus Street
Driving time: 3 minutes
Walking time: 5 minutes

If you’re heading to Vons to pick up groceries, don’t forget there’s a pharmacy in-store too. Pick up prescriptions as well as over-the-counter meds, and grab your annual flu shot.

Vons Pharmacy

 


Walgreens

1430 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 1.1 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 5 minutes
Walking time: 16 minutes

Walgreens is a great option when you’re in a hurry, thanks to their drive-thru pharmacy service that makes it fast and easy to get what you need.

Walgreens


Scripps Coastal Medical Center Eastlake

971 Lane Avenue
Distance: 2.9 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 7 minutes
Bus: 25 minutes (Route 707)

Scripps makes healthcare incredibly convenient, with your family physician and a wide range of specialists all under one roof.

Scripps Coastal Medical Center Eastlake


Millenia Dental

1745 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 0.2 miles via Stylus Street
Driving time: 2 minutes
Walking time: 5 minutes

Millenia Dental offers cosmetic and orthodontic procedures, as well as general dentistry. Perfect as a family dentist and for options such as implants and SureSmile®.

dentist talks to female patient in chair

 


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Millenia Commons

1650 Millenia Avenue
Distance: 0.3 miles
Driving time: 3 minutes via Birch Road
Walking time: 5 minutes via Artisan Street

Millenia Commons officially opened in 2019, and it’s quickly become the center of shopping action for Millenia residents! Most of the retail stores and eateries in Millenia Commons are now open for business, greatly expanding shopping and dining options in the area. With its modern urban style and great range of stores, there’s plenty to enjoy here:

  • HomeGoods®
  • Cost Plus World Market®
  • buybuyBABY®
  • Ross Dress for Less®
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings
  • Board & Brew™
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  • Ceviche Craft
  • Starbucks

And more!

millenia commons in chula vista

 

 


Otay Ranch Town Center

2015 Birch Road
Distance: 0.6 miles via Birch Road
Driving time: 4 minutes
Walking time: 12 minutes

This hub of shopping includes stores like Best Buy®, Banana Republic, Charming Charlie, DSW®, H&M, and more. There are restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory®, Jersey Mike’s®, and Savoie and an AMC movie theater to catch the latest releases. Best of all, it’s just a short walk from Millenia!

man and woman walk out of store in Millenia

 


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Otay Pet Vets

Otay Ranch Town Center
Distance: 0.6 miles via Birch Road
Driving time: 4 minutes
Walking time: 12 minutes

As well as your pet’s veterinary care, Pet Vets also offers boarding and grooming services to make your life—and your pet’s—easier and more enjoyable.

Otay Pet Vets


Banfield Pet Hospital®

970 Eastlake Parkway
Distance: 3.0 miles via Eastlake Parkway
Driving time: 9 minutes
Bus: 20 to 25 minutes (Route 707)

Banfield is a full-service pet hospital offering surgery, wellness plans, and dental care, as well as standard vet services.

Banfield Pet Hospital


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9Round Fitness

1741 Eastlake Parkway, Suite 105
Distance: 0.3 miles via Artisan Way and Stylus Street
Driving time: 2 minutes
Walking time: 6 minutes

9Round is the home of an amazingly fun and energetic kickboxing workout that will get your heart pumping and your muscles singing—and your first workout is free!

9Round Fitness

 


San Diego Gymnastics

Otay Ranch Town Center
Distance: 0.3 miles via Birch Road
Driving time: 3 minutes
Walking time: 6 minutes

Designed for kids aged 9 months to 18 years, this gym program offers a fun, safe environment for learning gymnastics and tumbling.

San Diego Gymnastics


Planet Fitness

Otay Ranch Town Center
Distance: 0.3 miles via Birch Road
Driving time: 3 minutes
Walking time: 6 minutes

With over 1,800 locations, Planet Fitness knows its way around a gym! The Chula Vista location is open 24/7, with plenty of machines and free group classes every week.

back of woman in pink bra lifting weights

 


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AMC Otay Ranch 12

2015 Birch Road
Distance: 0.5 miles via Orion Avenue
Driving time: 5 minutes
Walking time: 10 minutes

Any night can be movie night when the theater is a 10-minute walk from your home! Grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show.

AMC Otay Ranch 12

 


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AYRES Hotel

1710 Millenia Avenue
Distance: 0.3 miles
Driving time: 3 minutes via Stylus Street
Walking time: 7 minutes via Artisan Avenue

AYRES Hotel is open for business! It has 135 boutique guest rooms and great amenities, including a lobby bar, fitness center, and business center. Ideal for visiting friends and family, it’s right next door to Millenia Commons too!

ayres hotel chula vista

 


Convenience Close to Home, with More to Come

For residents of Millenia, it’s already easy and fast to get to the places you want to go each day. Planned as a highly walkable urban village, Millenia is tailor-made for people who love to make their steps count. New Chula Vista transportation services make it easy to travel to San Diego, or to the nearby border crossing.

And there is so much more on its way to Millenia in the coming months! Besides real estate, several big construction projects are breaking ground in 2020, including new corporate and commercial spaces, a public library, and a fire station. And construction on Millenia’s urban Main Street area starts in 2020. Dubbed The Mix, it will offer new dining and shopping locations, and more. Watch this space, as Millenia expands and gets even more exciting!