The third largest city in San Diego County, Oceanside is a beach town, a military town and a family town, offering vastly different lifestyles.
The downtown area has been revitalized over the last decade, which has brought much prestige to the area. Fantastic new beach lofts, condominiums and cottages line the beach area. Oceanside beaches are spacious and clean, and popular amongst San Diego residents. Playhouses and theaters, dining and shopping are prevalent throughout the downtown area, and the harbor and pier offer dining and great view spots.
Heading inland a bit there are many different neighborhoods—some older and some newer—providing a plethora of choices for buyers. Prices tend to be lower than neighboring towns on the average, providing a great place to look for many first time homebuyers.
Shopping and dining and parks are interspersed throughout the city. The Transit Center has daily rail service via Amtrak and the local county Coaster, as well as bus service locally and to outlying areas. Oceanside is a great place to live and work.