Côta Vera

What is Côta Vera?

Côta Vera is a new master planned community devoted to well-being, a spectrum of outdoor experiences, and community connection. We are located in Chula Vista, within the larger Otay Ranch masterplan, and will have single family homes and townhomes for sale as well as apartments for lease.

Who is developing Côta Vera?

HomeFed Corporation, who also developed The Village of Escaya.

Which homebuilders are building in Côta Vera?

Currently there are two homebuilders: Shea Homes and Lennar, but as the building progresses, there is a potential of more builders joining the project.

How big is Côta Vera?

Côta Vera will be 555 developable acres in total with about 2,400 for sale homes and 2,400 for lease apartments. Phase 1 will have about 900 for sale homes and 1,200 for lease homes, and Phase 2 will have about 1,500 for sale homes and 1,200 for lease apartments. This totals out to about 4,800 units across the entire project. (Note: This could, and likely will, change as the developer continues planning).

Directions to Côta Vera:

From the 805-freeway, exit on Olympic Parkway. Drive east for about 3 miles, then make a right turn onto La Media Road. Drive south for about 1 mile until you arrive at Côta Vera.

How to stay connected with updates about Côta Vera:

We invite you to get on our interest list so you are the first to know about community and builder announcements. You can sign up here. Also, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @CotaVeraAtOtayRanch.


What homes will be available for sale during the Grand Opening years?

To kick off the project, Lennar and Shea will be building 562 homes between five different neighborhoods.

Will there be any single level homes?

There will not be any single level homes, however the Trevi Plan 1 by Lennar will live as a single level on the second story. The garage will be on the first floor and then all the living area/beds/baths will be on a single level above the garage.

When will these homes be available for sale?

Pre-sales will begin the summer of 2021 and the Model Homes will be available to tour in the late Fall of 2021.

When will the first homes at Côta Vera close?

We are hoping to have our first few families move into the neighborhood by the end of 2021.

How long is construction expected to last?

About 10 years when speaking about Côta Vera only, but 20 years when speaking to the Community Association build out. The Côta Vera Community Association will include Village 9 & 10, east of the 125 freeway (new development not yet named). Please contact a sales agent for more information on this.

Will there be rentals built at Côta Vera?

Yes. There will be about 2,400 Apartments for lease at Côta Vera. (Note: This could, and likely will, change as the developer continues planning).

Will there be any affordable housing built at Côta Vera?

Yes, in the first phase of Côta Vera there are currently 175 affordable apartments planned. HomeFed Corporation is required to provide a minimum of 10% of the overall project in affordable housing, so you will continue to see more affordable units as the project progresses.


Are VA loans accepted?

Yes, each builder in Côta Vera provides access to preferred lenders that can help to arrange VA loans for qualified buyers, and homebuyers are always at liberty to use their own lenders as well.

Will the builders be co-oping with brokers?

Lennar will not be co-oping with agents. Shea Homes will be co-oping with agents. You can reach Shea homes at 866.OWN.SHEA to find out more about their broker-co op.

What are the Community HOA Dues?

We are unable to provide an answer to this question in a short way. All of the dues will vary depending on which home type you purchase. Please contact a sales agent for more information. You can reach Lennar (Bluestone, Trevi, and Whitmore) at 619.684.2678 and Shea Homes (Lucca and Savona) at 866.OWN.SHEA.

What are the CFD/Mello Roos taxes in this community?

The tax rate for your home will depend on the exact square footage and purchase price so you will need to speak with a sales agent in order to find this out. You can reach Lennar (Bluestone, Trevi, and Whitmore) at 619.684.2678 and Shea Homes (Lucca and Savona) at 866.OWN.SHEA.


What school district governs Côta Vera?

The Chula Vista Elementary School District serves all elementary schools in our area and the Sweetwater Union High School District serves the Middle and High Schools.

Which schools will serve residents of Côta Vera?

The district always has the authority to change school boundaries at any time, but currently, our Elementary School students will attend Wolf Canyon Elementary, our Middle School students will attend Rancho Del Rey Middle School, and our High School students will attend Olympian High School. A future elementary school will be built in the second phase of Cota Vera (timing yet to be determined).

Amenities & Facilities

Will Côta Vera offer open spaces and will natural areas be preserved?

The final land plan is still underway but currently Côta Vera will include many neighborhood parks and pocket parks. The community will also offer trails and paseos throughout the neighborhoods. Côta Vera will eventually connect to the overall Otay Ranch trail system and is also adjacent to the Otay Valley Regional Park, which extends all the way to the ocean. HomeFed Corporation, the developer of Côta Vera, is contributing to the preservation and restoration of the Otay River Valley in conjunction with various environmental agencies.

Tell me about the parks and recreational amenities planned for Côta Vera.

The heart of the community will be the Central District which will include the Central Square, the Central Bark Park, the Central Pop-Up, and The Shops at Central District. There will also be the Neighborhood Pool, an elementary school and pocket parks throughout the neighborhoods. It’s all brought to life by a robust calendar of events, classes, resources and gatherings crafted by our own lifestyle team.

What type of stores and restaurants will be in the Côta Vera Central District?

The Central District will include 4-6 neighborhood shops, 1 of which will be built for a restaurant. Just beyond the Central District you’ll find larger retail opportunities which are yet to be determined.

Surrounding Areas

How close are the daily essentials like grocery stores and hospitals?


2 miles to Vons

2 miles to Barons Market

4.5 miles to Trader Joes

5 miles to the nearest Ralphs

5 miles to Costco



2 miles to Otay Ranch Town Center

10 miles to Las Americas Premium Outlets

11 miles to Westfield Plaza Bonita


Hospital and Medical Center

4.8 miles to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

7.3 miles to Kaiser Permanente Otay Mesa Medical Offices

9 miles to Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

What are some places nearby to enjoy the outdoors?

6 miles to Otay River Valley Trails –  Trails that start near the 805 freeway lead all the way to the Pacific Ocean

7 miles to Otay Lakes – Fishing, boating, kayaking, biking, trails, and BBQs

12 miles to Imperial Beach – Surf, swim, and soak up the sun at the beach

12.5 miles to Chula Vista Harbor – Launch your boat or dine at the marina and enjoy the ocean breeze

Where are the closest airports for international travel?

10 miles to Cross Border Express – A quick, easy, and affordable way to travel out of the Tijuana International Airport

20 miles to San Diego International Airport