Welcome to Oceanside
Historic, beachy community that’s the perfect slice of paradise
Known for its laid-back atmosphere and historic feel, Oceanside is an impressive waterfront community that people from all over flock to for its beachy SoCal vibe and high quality of living. It’s the perfect slice of paradise, where palm trees line the streets and world-class beaches make up your backyard.
Charming bungalows and modern estates make up the housing market of Oceanside, giving homebuyers the pleasure of picking between several magnificent properties. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful and private property away from the ocean or want to be right alongside the crashing waves, there’s something for everyone in Oceanside.
What to Love
- Authentic beachfront living with gorgeous ocean views and the salty sea breeze
- Easy commuting by way of Interstate 5
- The epitome of laid-back living
Oceanside offers residents a dense suburban feel with friendly neighbors and buzzy streets. You’ll always find the sidewalks to and from the beach bustling with traffic, as people live in oceanside for the sandy beaches and cool waters. It’s a dream destination for young couples who are active and enjoy making the most of the outdoors. Families will also love Oceanside for its tight-knit feel and endless array of activities. From scouting out a new hiking trail to catching the waves, Oceanside captures a quintessential Californian feel with a strong influence from the nearby military base at Camp Pendleton.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Hello Betty is a buzzy seafood restaurant dishing up oysters, fish tacos, and so much more. A couple minutes from the beach, it’s a great place to stop for an afternoon snack to refuel after surfing the waves or a nighttime meal where you can meet up with friends. For handmade pasta and craft beers, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen has big flavors and a warm environment where everyone is treated like family. A couple of other must-try eateries are Bagby Beer, Beach Break Cafe, and 333 Pacific.
Head on over to Pacific Coast Plaza, a shopping complex where you can buy new electronics, find unique home decor, and indulge in casual eats. The El Camino North shopping center is another place where people from Oceanside shop, with big brand name stores that have everything you need and more. And if that weren’t another, The Shoppes at Carlsbad is a quick drive away and home to tons of trendy boutiques and fine dining options.
Things to Do
Oceanside Harbor Village is a fantastic area to spend the day, where residents and tourists alike stroll, shop, and dine. You’ll love the harbor views as you sit down and dig into fresh seafood, or as you walk along the water’s edge with an ice cream cone in hand from Nana’s and Pops Sweet Shop. Oceanside Municipal Fishing Pier is one of Oceanside’s most frequented spots, a world-renowned wooden pier that was built in 1888 perfect for fishing and watching the waves roll in.
Take a break from the water and travel inland to the Mission San Luis Rey, a historic mission with self-guided tours and beautiful sights. You can also visit the cemetery and church on your tour, where you’ll learn about the long history of the Mission San Luis Rey through plaques. The California Surf Museum chronicles the history of surfing with exhibits, information on famous surfers, and more. Every Thursday night, Sunset Market has over 200 vendors that come out to sell everything from homemade crafts to delicious foods. And being around all year, the market really comes to life during the holidays with special events and vendors.
Oceanside is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: