Oceanside California area covers about 42 square miles and has about 4 miles of shoreline and great beaches. This long shoreline allows for some great Oceanside ocean view homes and some Oceanside whitewater view homes. Oceanside’s main zip codes are 92054,92056, 92057, and 92058. Oceanside CA is the classic California beach community with its warm sandy beaches, wooden Oceanside pier and Cape Cod style Oceanside harbor village. It is located on the Pacific Ocean about 38 miles north of downtown San Diego and about 85 miles south of Los Angeles. There are over 59,000 Oceanside homes with more being added daily. The population of Oceanside exceeds 178,000.
The largest marine base in the US, Camp Penelton, provides homes for our heroes, with over 36,000 marines and their families, and covers over 125,000 acres. The influx of the marines and their families created a need for many Oceanside homes both on and off base. These young famalies mixing in the community make Oceanside’s medium population 33, one of the youngest in San Diego County. I am proud to help find our service men and women San Diego Off-Base Housing. See Camp Pendleton Off-Base Housing. Much of San Diego North County started with the Oceanside history, specifically Mission San Luis Rey.
Oceanside homes for sale include single family detached homes including Oceanside starter homes , tract homes, condos, town homes, row houses and ranch style estates. Major growth areas of new planned communities are in North Oceanside and east of the marine base. There are many newer Oceanside homes communities along both sides of El Camino Real, College Avenue, and in the San Luis Rey river valley east of the base. Downtown Oceanside has under gone a major revitalization in recent years bringing businesses, tourist and more importantly, residents back to the area. The school district is the Oceanside Unified School District. It has 17 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, 3 charter schools and 2 alternative schools. Continuing education courses are offered in the Oceanside real estate area at MiraCosta College and about 15 miles East in San Marcos at California State University at San Marcos and Palomar College.
Oceanside Pier: At 1,954 feet, the Oceanside Pier is the longest wooden pier on the Pacific Coast. It was first built in 1888 at what is now Wisconsin Avenue. The original pier was destroyed by storms in the winter of 1890, and was rebuilt in 1893. A leisurely stroll out over the beautiful Pacific inspires one to unwind as they catch the beauty of Oceanside’s amazing coastline. Always “a buzz” with activity, Oceanside Pier serves as a recreational meeting place for both visitors and locals. In fact, over one million visitors each year enjoy all the pier has to offer. Fishermen, surfers, and tourists, young and old, gather to walk the pier, play in the surf, or simply relax in the sand for an unforgettable sunset.
The Pier Plaza offers a range of beach amenities that include everything from bike rentals and surf lessons to gourmet lattes and fresh squeezed lemonade. If you are hungry, you don’t want to miss Ruby’s Diner. Located at the end of the Pier, one of Ruby’s milkshakes makes for a great reward. Ruby’s is also a fantastic place to enjoy the Oceanside sunset. A shuttle is available for those who wish to enjoy the pier’s view and amenities, but find the walk a bit too long.
If fishing is your interest, the pier is a great place to cast your line. There are cleaning areas, pole rentals and a bait shop conveniently located right on the pier and you don’t even need a fishing license. And the good news, people are always catching something off the pier. For active recreation or a promenade, for a quick bite or a hearty meal, or for some of the best and easy pier fishing in San Diego North County, enjoy the Oceanside Pier.
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