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?

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$320,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,210
SQFT
4236 Vista Del Rio Way #4
Oceanside, CA 92057
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,580
SQFT
886 Cordova Street
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$4,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,625
SQFT
951 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,599
SQFT
4603 Alhambra St
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$2,899,950
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.17
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1466 Pescadero Dr
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,788,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,162
SQFT
4767 Pescadero Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,075,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,380
SQFT
1466 Ebers St.
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$2,649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,500
SQFT
4443 Pescadero Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,480,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,829
SQFT
4653 Orchard Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
847
SQFT
4651 Orchard Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$1,375,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4982 Santa Cruz
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,390
SQFT
4458 Orchard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,549,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,297
SQFT
4536 Del Mar Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
4762 Santa Cruz Avenue
Ocean Beach (San Diego), CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Price Change - 5 days ago
$779,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,499
SQFT
4845 Narragansett Ave #1
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,400
SQFT
4546 Del Monte Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,834
SQFT
5111 Brighton Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,499,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,857
SQFT
4559 Niagara Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,000,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1407
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
5156 W W Point Loma Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$759,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,313
SQFT
4937 Brighton Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision

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