Oceanside, CA is a great place to spend a weekend, a two-week vacation, or even a lifetime. It offers a great San Diego coastal climate, broad sandy beaches, relatively affordable homes, condos and townhomes, and lots of activities for all ages.
Visitors to Oceanside marvel at the downtown building and bustling activity. High rise condominiums, such as the newly-constructed Oceanside Terraces, are reshaping the local skyline, while the historic Oceanside Pier continues to draw fishermen, sightseers or those out for a lengthy ocean stroll.
For those seeking museums and missions, Oceanside has many rich offerings. For example, the California Surf Museum located at 223 North Coast Highway is a surfers mecca. Not only do they offer displays showing the evolution of surfing, but they also have a large display of surfboards, ranging from single-finned woodies to contemporary four-finned and lightweight fiberglass models.
If you are interested in the visual and fine arts, there is the edgy Oceanside Museum of Art, located at 704 Pier View Way. In addition to their eye-opening and provocative art displays, the museum also hosts their School of Art, which offers instruction in a variety of media, including painting, pottery and ceramic sculpture, along with drawing and drumming. The Oceanside Museum is housed in the classic Irving Gill-designed building that preserves the 1930s flavor of Southern California. It is currently being expanded and will be several times its current size.
Oceansides Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is California’s King of Missions. It was established in 1798, and is located just four miles east of downtown Oceanside. This early and largest California mission is still a center of Catholic Church activities and events. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the Mission Church and the surrounding gardens and grounds.
The Oceanside Farmers Market is a local’s favorite and is held every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Pier View Way, between Coast Highway and Ditmar Street. Both locals and visitors can find just-picked and local fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, fragrant and steaming hot tamales, bouquets of local flowers, and other cul suinary surprises. Bring your appetite and sense of adventure!
Inland Oceanside is home to Fireside Mountain, Rancho Del Oro, Arrowood, Jeffries Ranch and numerous other subdivisions that offer great amenities and enviable lifestyles.f you have any questions about Oceanside real estate or communities, call Roberta Murphy at 760-942-9100 or 760-402-9101. email: email@example.com