Oceanside Real Estate
Oceanside is San Diego County’s northernmost beach community. Covering several miles of coast, over 170,000 residents make Oceanside the third-largest city in the county. Orange County is to the north, though directly north of Oceanside is Camp Pendleton. The population from Camp Pendleton contributes over $2 billion annually to the local economy and employs thousands of civilians. Located to the east are Bonsall, Vista and San Marcos. Carlsbad is to the South. Downtown San Diego is approximately 35 miles away, about 30 minutes drive time.
Oceanside Homes for Sale
Oceanside offers some of the most affordable beach community real estate in North County. Oceanside has recently been expanding eastward. More traditional suburban neighborhoods can be found there, with older bungalow homes, while condos lie closer to the ocean’s edge. Some of the homes to the east are built on mesas offering coastal and sunset views.
The Coast Highway runs through downtown Oceanside where there is dining, vintage shops and a surf museum offering a look at local culture. The Oceanside Harbor is home to over 1,000 fishing boats and yachts, taking advantage of terrific sport fishing.
Recreational activities include traditional sports such as baseball, football and soccer as well as beach activities like surfing. The Harbor Jetty offers excellent surfing, as does the Oceanside pier.
Six local elementary schools have been nominated for the distinguished school award, a statewide honor.