Just north of Carlsbad is the city of Oceanside, a slice of pure classic California beach culture. With the same beautiful weather of the other North Coastal cities, average high temperatures range from from 64 °F to 77 °F, while the average low temperatures can swing from 45 °F to 64 °F.

Oceanside has a larger population of roughly 174,558 people as of 2013, making it the 3rd largest city in San Diego County. It is a fairly diverse and younger population, spread out with 23.8% of the people under the age of 18, 11.4% aged 18 to 24, 27.4% aged 25 to 44, 24.5% aged 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.2 years (according to 2010 US census data).

Like most places in North County, Oceanside has a very relaxed vibe to it. Flip-flops and shorts are far more common than professional attire, and there is more of a working class feel here. You’ll also see the presence of the Camp Pendleton Marine base, with many young military families and retired military living here.

The median family income is $52,232 in Oceanside, vs. the CA average of $53,025, much lower than that of Carlsbad and Encinitas (Source: Trulia.com). However, it is much more affordable overall and has plenty of outdoor activities and things to do.

Very much a surfing town, Oceanside is also home to the California Surf Museum. It’s the host of the Supergirl Pro Jam, the largest women’s surf competition in the world. Oceanside is also home to the Beach Soccer USA Cup and Festival every May.

Biking is a favorite pastime in Oceanside. Endurance events like the Ironman Triathlon and Bike the Coast –Taste the Coast are held here. Oceanside is also the official host for the start of the Race Across America, 3,000-mile bicycle race – one of the world’s toughest sporting events.

Many local training events are open to all ages and experience levels. Two major cycling trails run through the city, providing opportunities for great sightseeing along the way.

There are over 3.5 miles of wide, sandy beaches with excellent surfing conditions. Having one of the most beautiful harbors in the U.S., Oceanside is a very busy boating and fishing spot and has plenty of coastal cruises and whale watching excursions too.

Every Thursday evening you’ll find live entertainment, food stands and local vendors at the Sunset Market in Downtown Oceanside.

The 3 cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista form what is known as the “tri-city” area of North County San Diego. The Tri-City Medical Center is located in Oceanside and 9 other hospitals are within 26 miles of the center of town.

There are 4 various school districts serving Oceanside and the surrounding areas. 25 public schools in Oceanside alone (including 2 high schools), and another 18 private and catholic schools as well.

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$115,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
311 Oceanside Blvd. #52
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,450,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,184
SQFT
1445 S Pacific S #A
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$283,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #152
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,334
SQFT
4830 Ceanothus Pl
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,592
SQFT
4952 Lerkas Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$139,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
624
SQFT
54 Hummingbird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$159,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
313 Killdeer Ln
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$449,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
213 S Pacific #D
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,844
SQFT
1202 N Pacific St #402B
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$285,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
807
SQFT
3451 Seabreeze Walk
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$665,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,007
SQFT
910 S Pacific #1
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$214,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,040
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #23
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$335,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,498
SQFT
3747 S Vista Campana #93
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$145,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
163 Roadrunner Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$359,999
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
5120 Weymouth Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Pilgrim Creek Subdivision
Price Change - 4 days ago
$445,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
4605 Mardi Gras Street
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$99,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
624
SQFT
62 Hummingbird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$179,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
217 Mockingbird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
288 Newport Pier Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Summerset Estates (Unknown) Subdivision
$245,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #225
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$651,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
4005 Arcadia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
$295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,017
SQFT
445 Los Arbolitos Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
811
SQFT
2360 Paseo De Laura #61
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 10 hours ago
$80,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
314 Channel Ln
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
520 N Ditmar
Oceanside, CA 92054
Beach / Downtown Subdivision
$635,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,002
SQFT
1112 S Pacific St S #1D
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$339,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
167 De La Rondo
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
Price Change - a week ago
$440,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
4171 Jonathon Street
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,622
SQFT
1315 Kelly St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$374,995
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
4361 Dowitcher Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceana Mission 4 Subdivision
$548,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
760
SQFT
999 N Pacific St #E102
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,094
SQFT
1737 Hunsaker St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Fire Mountain Subdivision
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
3513 Orr St.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$550,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
3160 Camino Crest Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$569,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,444
SQFT
4663 Majorca Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$300,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
744
SQFT
3475 Paseo De Brisas #35
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
$375,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,853
SQFT
1479 Puritan Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,261
SQFT
4817 Rising Glen Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$309,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
1048 Plover Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,176
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #236
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$147,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,080
SQFT
71 Brookside
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$239,981
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
806
SQFT
502 Calle Montecito #20
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
4450 Via Felicita
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,150,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
221 S Ditmar
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
3744 Balboa Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$735,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,467
SQFT
93 Avenida Descanso
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$374,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,092
SQFT
4316 Black Duck Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,334
SQFT
3365 Genoa Way #139
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$924,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,928
SQFT
1833 California St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #261
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$319,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
4408 Shearwater Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$329,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
850
SQFT
706 Sea Cliff Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 5 days ago
$449,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,483
SQFT
4801 Siesta Place
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$674,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,880
SQFT
4732 Galicia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$175,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
117 Swallow Ln
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$319,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
4413 Kittiwake Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$155,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
220 Kristy Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$422,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,016
SQFT
3315 Genoa Way #100
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$348,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
850
SQFT
700 Sea Cliff Way #707
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$135,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,265
SQFT
220 N El Camino #23
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision

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$1,699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,457
SQFT
6638 Morro Heights Rd
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$5,599,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.09
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1443 S Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$721,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,149
SQFT
6024 Dassia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
$2,999,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
2,500
SQFT
1443 S Pacific #A
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$2,599,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,100
SQFT
1443 S Pacific #B
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$1,295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,844
SQFT
1202 N Pacific St #402B
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$895,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,041
SQFT
415 S Cleveland Street #102
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$829,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,034
SQFT
451 S Cleveland Street #103
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$335,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,498
SQFT
3747 S Vista Campana #93
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$4,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
4,327
SQFT
1101 S Pacific St #B
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$635,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,002
SQFT
1112 S Pacific St S #1D
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Open House 12/16 at 11AM
$895,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,904
SQFT
213 Windward Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$548,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
760
SQFT
999 N Pacific St #E102
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,094
SQFT
1737 Hunsaker St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Fire Mountain Subdivision
$4,550,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
516 S The Strand
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$950,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
288
SQFT
704 N The Strand #20
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$2,495,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,865
SQFT
1020 S Pacific St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$738,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,337
SQFT
1125 S Cleveland Street #114
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,997,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,195
SQFT
724 North Pacific Street #4
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$2,895,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,806
SQFT
923 S Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,450
SQFT
5127 Wisteria Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,535
SQFT
2943 Macdonald St
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$1,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,537
SQFT
409 N Tremont St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,359
SQFT
122 Edgewood Dr
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$3,599,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,327
SQFT
714 S The Strand
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$869,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,050
SQFT
1419 Hunsaker
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$2,395,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,116
SQFT
318 S The Strand #201
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$829,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,860
SQFT
210 S Nevada St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$4,495,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,526
SQFT
933 S Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,500
SQFT
1786 Laurel Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,408
SQFT
1770 Troy Ln
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,000
SQFT
2334 Littler Lane
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,657
SQFT
5148 Bella Collina
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$499,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,228
SQFT
775 Harbor Cliff Way #161
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$875,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,372
SQFT
510 N Pacific St #1
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$549,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
760
SQFT
999 N Pacific Street #F103
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$998,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,945
SQFT
1140 S S Cleveland Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$519,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,416
SQFT
1100 Civic Center Dr #C22
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$689,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,899
SQFT
4777 Collinos
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$420,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,092
SQFT
4493 Albatross Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,865
SQFT
1020 S Pacific St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$739,999
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,562
SQFT
270 Neptune Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$469,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,356
SQFT
2809 Ocean Village Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$360,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
3181 Coral Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Open House 12/15 at 12PM
$799,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,034
SQFT
451 S Cleveland Street #103
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,950,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
213 S Pacific #E,F
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,068
SQFT
2819 Cottingham Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$889,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,736
SQFT
1311 Knoll Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,750,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,352
SQFT
1401 S Pacific Street #201
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,945
SQFT
1140 S Cleveland Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$674,888
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
999 N Pacific St. #A116
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$499,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
601 S S Tremont St #D6
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision

Where to Retire in San Diego County – Southern California

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