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

$2,998,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.131
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4739 Point Loma Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,799,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.065
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4741 Point Loma Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$625,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
4878 Pescadero Avenue #201
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$830,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,033
SQFT
4878 Pescadero Ave #103
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,052
SQFT
4351 Orchard Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$3,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,096
SQFT
4407 Orchard Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Open House 01/26 at 12PM
$1,525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,671
SQFT
4941 Del Mar Avenue #B
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,115,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,133
SQFT
4619 Orchard Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
448
SQFT
4541 Orchard Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,789,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,115
SQFT
4407 Del Mar Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$2,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,761
SQFT
4646 Del Mar Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,185,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.08
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4725 Santa Cruz Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,645,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4629 Narragansett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
959
SQFT
4677 Niagara Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,834
SQFT
5111 Brighton
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,275,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0603
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
2019 Bacon St
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$1,100,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.12
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
2025 Bacon St.
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,792,500
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.14
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
5156 W Point Loma Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Open House 01/26 at 1PM
$1,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,848
SQFT
4362 Santa Monica Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
$884,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,360
SQFT
4844 Cape May Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision

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