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6 Reasons to Move to Oceanside, CA

1. Geography

Oceanside is a classic California beach town, located just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. It is the third largest city in San Diego County and it forms a tri-city area with Vista and Carlsbad.

The city has a total area of 42.2 square miles, of which 41.2 is land and 0.9 square miles is water.

1.a Climate

Oceanside has a semi-arid climate which is tempered by cool currents off the shoreline and by maritime winds.

The city gets 10 inches of rain per year and the number of days with any measurable precipitation is 35.
On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Oceanside. The July high is around 72 degrees while the January low is 45.

2. Economy

The Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau influences more than $60 million in visitor spending in the city each year, which supports nearly 700 tourism-related jobs.
Ocean’s Eleven Casino is one of the top employers in Oceanside, as well as the Try-City Medical Center, City of Oceanside, Mira Costa College, Select Staffing, North County Transit District, Milagro Ranch, Genentech, Registry Network and Hydranautics.
Every Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m., The MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market offers residents and visitors a wide selection of produce, hot food offerings, eclectic merchandise, gourmet packaged food and the live entertainment.

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3. Government

The City Council functions as the legislative body that represents the citizens of Oceanside. It is responsible for establishing the City policies and service standards.

The city council members are elected at-large for numbered seats to serve four-year terms.

4. Education

Oceanside Unified School District provides education to 18,855 students, and it consists of 23 schools: 16 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 2 Comprehensive High Schools and 1 Alternative High School.
Home schooling courses are also directed by the Oceanside School District.
Clair Burgener Academy, Oceanside High School Non Traditional Center, and El Camino High School Non Traditional Center provide individualized attention to High School students.
These centers focus on academic acceleration and credit recovery for their students.
Many accredited private school options from Pre-K through 12th grade, including 2 charter schools, 10 religious based schools are based in Oceanside.
Among the private school we find: School of Business and Technology, ABC Children’s Center (Pre-K-1), New Venture Christian School (PreK-8), Pacific View Charter School, Calvary Chapel of Oceanside (6-10), Vista Literacy Academy Charter School (K-6), Faith Temple Christian Schools (Pre K-6), North Coast Christian School (K-6), Futures High School (7-12), Oceanside Adventist Elementary (k-8), Halstrom High School-online (9-12), Old Mission Montessori School (PreK-8), Immanuel Lutheran Children School (k-2),La Petite Academy (Pre k-5), Shepherd of the Children Child (Pre k-1),St Mary Star of the Sea School, Legree Private Home School (PreK-5), and Victory Christian School (2-12).

4.a Library

Oceanside Public Library has three physical facilities: the Civic Center Library, the Mission Branch library and the READS Literacy Center. Each facility offer a wide variety of services for people of all ages.
The library system has two Bookmobiles that make three stops (each one), three times per week in different locations around the city.
One of the Bookmobiles make a stop on Tuesdays at Libby Lake, another stop every Wednesday at John Landes Park, and one stop on Thursdays at Rancho Del Oro Park.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

Oceanside is located near 4 major airports including San Diego’s Lindberg Field (SAN- 40 miles), John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA- 50 miles) Los Angeles Airport (LAX- 90 miles) and Ontario Airport (ONT- 85 miles).
McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) in Carlsbad offers daily connections from LAX on United and it is located just 15 minutes south of Oceanside.
It’s really easy to access the city by car from Interstate 5 and the historic Coast Highway 101; and also by rail thanks to the service provided by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner that runs between Santa Barbara and Oceanside, with daily stops at the Oceanside Transit Center.
The Oceanside Transit Center, located at 235 South Tremont Street, is a central hub for three other rail lines: Coaster, which runs daily between downtown San Diego and Oceanside; Sprinter, which also runs daily between Oceanside and Escondido to the east; and Metrolink, which services Orange, San Bernandino and Riverside.

5.b Utilities

Since 1994, Waste Management of North County has been providing the City of Oceanside, contract trash services to residential, multi-family and commercial customers within the city limits. These services include: curbside pickup of solid waste, recyclable materials, green waste collection and storm drain cleaning
San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District provide water services to the community.

6. Point of Interest

People who move to Oceanside quickly realize, that there’s a lot to enjoy at the city’s harbor and beaches. All the coastal area is indeed a playground for beach activities such as sunbathing, picnicking and barbecuing (in park-like greens that overlook the harbor and ocean), swimming, strolling or jogging on the 3.5 miles of city beaches, boating, whale and dolphin watching, seal watching; using and enjoying the fire rings, play areas and Volleyball courts located at the beach, and of course, for practicing water sports including beach surfing, personal watercraft, sport fishing and sea kayaking.
At Oceanside Harbor Village located along the waterfront, you will find multiple dining options featuring fresh, local seafood, as well as dozens of shopping stores for unique gifts, souvenirs and apparel.
Throughout the year, Oceanside Harbor Village hosts a large variety of musical performances, festivals and special events.
The Audubon Society Natural Center offers several activities to enjoy natural history. Visitors can tour the garden of native plants and walk amid native plants to see views of the Buena Vista Lagoon and its bird life.
Other extraordinary places to visit in Oceanside are the Oceanside Museum of Art with nearly 6,000 square feet of exhibit space, and the Old Mission San Luis Rey which is situated at 4050 Mission Avenue. This structure is known as the “King of the Missions,” for being the largest of all the 21 California missions.
Located at at 312 Pier View Way, the California Surf Museum collects, documents and preservers historic surfing and related artifacts and memorabilia.
Within the city limits there are several golf courses suitable for avid golfers.


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