Ocean Beach (also known as O.B.) is an eccentric and funky beachfront neighborhood of San Diego. About 7 miles northwest of Downtown, it’s just south of Mission Bay and Mission Beach, and directly north of Point Loma.

The area features sunset cliffs offering incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.

And there’s also a peculiar mix of antique and vintage stores, bars, restaurants and artist studios.

The economy largely consists of small, independent retail businesses.

Newport Avenue, the main business street, features many family-owned businesses… and the community is actively opposed to chain businesses, and very few exist here.

And according to www.finethehome.com, property in Ocean Beach is much more likely to be rented (83.5%), than it is to be owned (16.6%). Ocean Beach’s proportion of rented units is high for San Diego, which reports 52.5% of its properties to be rented.

Ocean Beach contains the Ocean Beach Cottage Emerging Historic District consisting of various Craftsman Bungalows, cottages built from 1887–1931. The Ocean Beach Library and Strand Theater (a historic single-screen movie house opened in 1925) are designated historic city landmark buildings.

The massive, 1,971-foot-long Ocean Beach Municipal Pier, is the longest concrete pier on the West Coast. There is 1 mile of beachfront area in Ocean Beach with a walkway that runs along part of it.

Local events include the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off in June, a jazz festival in September, the Ocean Beach Christmas Parade in December, the Ocean Beach Kite Festival in May, the Ocean Beach Canine Carnival near Halloween and weekly Farmers Markets on Newport Avenue.

In addition, 17 public and private golf courses can be found within 10 miles of Ocean Beach.

20 hospitals are within 12 miles of Ocean Beach. Both the UCSD Medical Center and Scripps Medical Center are less than 5 miles away and the San Diego County Psychiatric is right nearby as well.

Now we’ll take a look at the various retirement housing options in Ocean Beach – San Diego CA.

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Where to retire in Ocean Beach – San Diego CA?

Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in Ocean Beach

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
725
SQFT
4444 W Point Loma #2
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
986
SQFT
4444 W Point Loma #22
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$615,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
795
SQFT
4230 Montalvo #18
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Open House Thu, Jun 30, 5 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
4526 Cape May Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,875,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1585
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
5025 31 Brighton Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,695,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
5025 Lotus St
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$4,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,055
SQFT
4386 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Open House Sat, Jul 2, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$2,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,834
SQFT
4391 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$3,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,284
SQFT
4546 Niagara Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,299,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.165
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4721 23 Niagara Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,683
SQFT
3905 Centraloma
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Open House Sat, Jul 2, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
916
SQFT
3741 Wawona
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,317,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,143
SQFT
1714 Catalina Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$2,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,442
SQFT
4661 Coronado Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,255
SQFT
4783 Pescadero Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,543
SQFT
4414 Alhambra St
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision

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