Oceanside

Known for its beautiful year-round weather and nine beaches.

Welcome to Oceanside

Nine beaches of year-round paradise in a dynamic, up-and-coming community
 
Oceanside is an up-and-coming seaside town located between Los Angeles and San Diego and south of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Spanish explorer Portola first visited the region in 1769. Many Spanish missions were built here but fell into disrepair and the area became a secular region. The real history of Oceanside began when the U.S. government conducted a survey of the area for the railroads. Shortly after, Andrew Jackson Myers received a 160-acre Homestead grant, built the first house, and Ocean Side later renamed Oceanside, was born.

Known for its beautiful year-round weather and nine beaches, Oceanside is an ambitious and dynamic town with a laid-back lifestyle. Residents enjoy a harbor similar to ones found in New England yet experience the dense urban feel of a modern walkable city with plenty of restaurants, food, beer, and local shops ready to please any taste.

Oceanside is populated by young professionals, families, and retirees. Residents enjoy the beaches alongside surfers, tourists, and fishermen in a city where surfing is a year-round event due to the great waves. The California Surf Museum provides exhibits and events to share the city's rich history of surfing.
 

What to Love

  • Breathtaking ocean views
  • A booming restaurant scene with award-winning restaurants
  • Shopping for one-of-a-kind designs by local artists and designers
  • Plenty of outdoor activities
  • Surfing and water sports

Local Lifestyle

Oceanside has a rich historical tradition combining vintage and modern features. Small cottages and houses were once a mainstay of Oceanside, but few of those homes are still here today. A walkable city, Oceanside offers plenty of opportunities to visit the many historical landmarks in the bustling downtown area. There are also walking adventures available through the many hiking trails along with bikeable scenic routes. You will also see scooters cruising through town. Surreys allow residents to enjoy a slow-paced ride through town or to visit the pier. Helicopter rides and indoor skydiving provide excitement for the more adventurous. Surfing and whale watching allow residents to make the most of a visit to the beach.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Seafood is the most beloved choice in this coastal town, though Oceanside offers far more than just that. Joe’s Crab Shack combines a fun atmosphere with the enjoyment of the coastal lifestyle. Whether a group or a couple, diners enjoy crab by the bucket in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere.

From goat cheese appetizers to the Pig Burger, diners enjoy chef-inspired delicious meals in a cozy atmosphere at the Flying Pig Kitchen & Pub. At Craft Coast Beer & Tacos, patrons get the unique experience of enjoying a hand-crafted beer alongside authentic Baja-style tacos. Nachos and mulitas round out the menu.

In downtown Oceanside, and close to the beach, the Stone Brewing Tap Room combines a tasting room with a luscious garden and retail store. Patrons can bring snacks and food to go with their tastings of seasonal and year-round beers.
 

Things to Do

With the mild beautiful weather year-round, festivals and street fairs are popular events among the locals. The Oceanside Harbor Days, hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce, is a two-day event with activities and entertainment as well as food and shopping.

The Oceanside Farmers Market meets every Thursday year-round so residents may purchase local produce and flowers. Far more than just a farmer's market, visitors to the market enjoy gourmet goodies including baked goods as well as salsas, sauces, honey, and olive oil.

The Oceanside Municipal Fishing Pier is considered to be the most iconic location in Oceanside. At 1,942 feet, it provides a beautiful backdrop to many of the events taking place in Oceanside.

To the north of Oceanside is Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine Corps base on the West Coast. A closed base, Camp Pendleton allows visitors to see servicemembers stationed there as well as to attend weddings and other events taking place on the base.
 

Schools

Oceanside schools are part of the Oceanside Union Free School district and are considered above average. A few of note:

Overview for Oceanside, CA

207,943 people live in Oceanside, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $35,178.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

207,943

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$35,178.12

Average individual Income

Around Oceanside, CA

There's plenty to do around Oceanside, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

25
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
16
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
29
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cosmic Bloom Coffee, Surf Salutations, and CommuniTea Yoga & Meditation.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.17 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 4.08 miles 37 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Oceanside, CA

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Middle Schools ()
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The following schools are within or nearby Oceanside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
T.H.E Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Oceanside Adventist Elementary
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scholarship Prep - Oceanside
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Palmquist Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Montessori School Of Oceanside # 2
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Childtime Children's Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
South Oceanside Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Oceanside Unified School District Adult Transition Program
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Mission Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Montessori School Of Oceanside
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bonsall West Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Classical Academy Vista
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
San Luis Rey Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Louise Foussat Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Alamosa Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Teri Learning Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
St Mary Star Of The Sea School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Coastal Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Martin Luther King Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Surfside High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Oceanside, CA

Oceanside has 72,443 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oceanside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 207,943 people call Oceanside home. The population density is 3,787.2 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

207,943

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.8

Median Age

49.26 / 50.74%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
72,443

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$35,178.12

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Property Listings

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