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Campanil at UC Berkley, Alameda County, California

The Campanil at UC  Berkeley overlooking part of Alameda County.

Pleasanton Ridge in Alameda County, CA

Pleasanton Ridge.

Oceanside is a thriving coastal community that provides all of the conveniences of a modern city without the disadvantages. 

Located just 35 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles, Oceanside offers a unique combination of outstanding coastal location, well-priced available land and multiple resources. 

California’s main highway, Interstate 5, runs through Oceanside, as does Highway 78, which provides southeast access to Interstate 15.  Highway 76, which runs northeast, also provides access to Interstate 15. 

With the Los Angeles area to the north and the San Diego/Tijuana area to the south, Oceanside enjoys proximity to all major Southern California destinations, while at the same time maintaining its coastal beauty and autonomy.

Oceanside has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109 km2), of which 41.2 square miles (107 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (2.23%) is water.

Traveling north on Interstate 5, Oceanside is the last city before Orange County. As the crow flies, it is roughly the same distance from Aliso Viejo as it is to downtown San Diego.

Together with Carlsbad and Vista, it forms a tri-city area.

Oceanside experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) that is significantly tempered by maritime winds and the cool currents off the shoreline. The average high temperatures range from 64 to 77 °F (18 to 25 °C), while the average low temperatures range from 45 to 64 °F (7 to 18 °C).

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Livermore Valley

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Grizzly Peak in the Berkeley Hills

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Pleasanton Ridge

Campanil on US Berkley Campus, Alameda County, California

The Campanil at UC Berkeley overlooking the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.

US Berkeley, Alameda County, California

UC Berkeley Flagship Campus

Residents of Oceanside may attend schools in the OceansideVistaBonsall, or Carlsbad Unified School Districts, or the Fallbrook Union High School District, or Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, depending on their address.

The Oceanside Unified School District has two comprehensive high schools, El Camino High School off Rancho Del Oro and Oceanside High School off Mission Avenue. OUSD has 26 schools plus three charter schools.

MiraCosta Community College is a public community college serving coastal San Diego County in California with two campuses, one in eastern Oceanside and the other in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, with many satellite locations, including the Community Learning Center in western Oceanside.

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College's Aviation Operations, UC San Diego, and the Design Institute of San Diego are all within reasonable driving distances in the surrounding communities to the south.

There are more than 68 park facilities located within the county. 

The Guajome Regional Park includes not only 4.5 miles of park trails to meander through, but is also surrounded by chaparral, woodlands, wetlands and mixed grasslands. There are two gorgeous fishing ponds and a sizable amount of open grass area, perfect for a picnic day, or to simply relax.


Enjoy the 1/4 mile nature trail that loops around the Buena Vista Audubon Society. A variety of native plants and habitats are represented, which are planted and maintained by the Native Plant Club. Use the smartphone-friendly interactive online mapping program to help identify plants and key features along the trail. To access the mapping program, enable the GPS navigation location on your smartphone, and then click here.


Oak Riparian Park is a public park that connects to over 6.4 miles of trails via Carlsbad’s Calavera Trail System, providing access to the Lake Calavera Trails. Enjoy a pleasant 1.4 mile hike to reach Lake Calavera. Dogs on leash are welcome, as are mountain bikes.

The Coastal Rail Trail is a bike path located on the west side of railroad property owned by the North County Transit District. It is a discontinuous paved bike path stretching 44 miles from Oceanside to Solana Beach. The paths are Class I bike paths meaning they are bikeways that are physically separate from vehicular traffic. 

Garrison Creek Trails, aka the 'El Corazon Nature Trail', is a one-mile trail that is perfect for a daily stroll, nature exploring with kids, jogging, or walking your dog on leash.


There is also the 7.2mile San Luis Rey River Trail; another Class I bike path that is also open to pedestrians and on-leash dogs.

Tilden and Wildcat Canyon in Alameda County

Wildcat Canyon Park

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Redwoods at Tilden Park

Bay Island Bike Drawbridge, Alameda County, California

Bay Island Bike Drawbridge




NFL & MLB Games



Wine Tasting

Incorporated Cities








San Leandro







Union City

Unincorporated Cities



San Lorenzo

Castro Valley



famous for...

Their own "mini" wine country

Mount Diablo

Inventing Peanut Butter & Popsicles

The Matrix & What Dreams May Come

The Spite House

The Haunted USS Hornet

Being the most racially-diverse region in America

you'll love it here if you...

Can't decide between a big city life or a quiet country home.

Love to hike & explore nature.

Want a warmer climate than the peninsula offers.

Love a variety of cuisines.


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Coast Guard Island

Camp Parks

5 largest employers

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland Unified School District

San Ramon Unified School District

Hayward Unified School District

Lawrence Livermore Labs

upper education


Cal State East Bay

UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley University

DeVry University

Holy Names University

John F. Kennedy University

Lincoln University

NW Polytechnic University

Oaksterdam University

Patten University

Samuel Merritt University

tourist attractions

USS Hornet Museum & Overnight

Livermore Wine Country

Golden Gate Fields

Aqua Adventure



Oakland International Airport


Bay Ferry




Dumbarton Express

Capitol Corridor


Union City Transit


San Joaquin

state & national parks

Ohlone Wilderness

Don Edwards SF Bay Wildlife Refuge

East Bay Regional Parks District

Del Valle Regional Park

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Ohlone Regional Wilderness

Black Diamond Mines Regional Park

Briones Regional Park

Las Trampas Regional Park

Tilden Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park







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