Oceanside, CA is located about 40 miles north of San Diego in San Diego County. This beach community definitely lives up to its name with nearly 4 miles of outstanding white sand beaches, and historic pier, and top notch surf. The city’s 170,000 residents live in a very diverse mix of housing, including planned communities (each with a distinct personality), rural horse properties, and beach estates and condos.
There many different types of neighborhoods from which to choose within the four different zip codes in Oceanside, CA. For example, the Fire Mountain Area includes deluxe Santa Barbara style homes with lagoon and ocean views, the planned community of Rancho Del Oro between I-76 and Oceanside Blvd has a mix of home prices, the upscale Ocean Hills Country Club community offers many amenities, and the large lots and beautiful views of historic Henie Hills appeal to those who want more space. Sycamore Springs is 15 minutes from the coast but has easy access to the back of Camp Pendleton and is close to the Arrowood golf course and Luiseno Park. Brand new waterfront condos have recently been developed just south of the pier. And of course there are luxurious, multimillion dollar beach homes with spectacular ocean views available along the coast. There is high demand for housing, as shown by the new Dixie Village development of single family homes selling out quickly.
The average commute in Oceanside, CA is 27 minutes. Recent job growth is positive for the area. The largest employer in the city is the full-service, public Tri-city Medical Center, which employees 1,900 people. Other top employers in the area include the City of Oceanside, the public community college Mira Costa College, Select Staffing, the North County Transit District, and Milagro Ranch. In recent years, biotech industries such as Genentech, Inc. have located here; and tourism, manufacturing, distribution, and agriculture all play a significant part in the economy.