OCEANSIDE HOMES FOR SALE, SAN DIEGO
Oceanside is the most northern coastal city in San Diego County about 35 miles north of San Diego between Carlsbad and Camp Pendleton. Oceanside sparkles with over three miles of sandy beaches, California’s longest wooden pier, a New England-style harbor with a lighthouse, and a wide variety of Oceanside home choices at some of the best seaside prices in the San Diego area.
This charming Southern California coastal beach town features three-and-a-half miles of wide, sandy beaches that draws vacationers and Oceanside CA home owners alike to its endless outdoor recreational opportunities that include surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bicycling and much more.
The near-perfect year round climate and wave conditions of Oceanside are ideal for surfing. In fact, Oceanside has become the site of choice for many of the sport’s premier events including the U.S. Pro Longboard Championships, NNA Surf Competition, the World Bodying Surfing Championships, and many more.
Downtown Oceanside hosts numerous shops, services, hotels and other tourist-oriented shopping opportunities, while four miles east of downtown Oceanside is the San Luis Rey Mission – a San Diego cultural landmark and one of the largest missions in the area built in the 1700s. Other must-see attractions include the Oceanside Museum of Art in the Gill Building, and the California Surf Museum — both located on Pier View Way.
Oceanside CA real estate offers some of the best Southern California coastal home ownership opportunities compared to other San Diego beachfront areas. Homes in Oceanside attract buyers from young adults to the newly retired. For example, Ocean Hills is a gated neighborhood for active adults that offers golf and other activities in a safe coastal environment.
Neighborhoods to the west of the I-5 are older and offer everything from Oceanside condos and apartments, to smaller Oceanside cottages and homes, and finally extravagant Oceanside homes overlooking the Pacific. On the east side of Oceanside are transitional home areas and older retail centers built in the 1950s and 1960s. Further inland, many suburban neighborhoods offer newer and more affordable housing that is on average considerably more affordable housing than Carlsbad or Encinitas. Along with the growth in the eastern suburbs, a number of new Oceanside schools and shopping malls have been added to the landscape.
Oceanside homes for sale typically range from the low $100s, up to $3 million or more for spectacular Oceanside beachfront property, and Oceanside condos for sale can range from the $80s upwards of $800s or more.