Oceanside, a sunny city in San Diego County, is a surfer's paradise. With 3.5 miles of beach and a 1,000 boat slip harbor, several regional museums, a year-round farmer's market and a relatively affordable cost of living, it's no surprise that people looking to rent apartments are flocking to this idyllic destination.
Incorporated in 1888, the City of Oceanside now has a population that surpasses 183,000, and apartments for rent here offer residents the opportunity to live in one of the world climates.
This is an ideal community for you if you are seeking an active lifestyle. Oceanside has 30 city parks, four recreation centers, a public marina, and over three miles of gorgeous public beaches. Known for its ideal surfing conditions, Oceanside is one of the most desirable locations to host national surf, body boarding and bodysurfing competitions throughout the year.
If you're an art enthusiast you will also enjoy living here, as you'll enjoy access to four local museums in and around Oceanside, including the Oceanside Museum of Art, California Surf Museum, California Center for the Arts and the San Diego Museum of Art.
Those living in apartments in Oceanside will have access to multiple public transportation systems through the North County Transit District. The Coaster Rail runs from Oceanside to San Diego and makes eight stops in between these two destination points. Oceanside's Coaster Route features more than 20 trains per day, seven days a week. The Sprinter Rail Line is 22 miles long and travels east to west. Sprinter runs every 30 minutes Monday through Sunday, serving 15 stations including Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido. Residents can also travel via the Breeze bus route which travels to and from numerous cities outside of Oceanside.
If your search for a higher education institution is what is bringing you to Oceanside, you have plenty of options to choose from. UC San Diego is less than a half an hour away, and if you want to stay in the immediate neighborhood, MiraCosta College is right in Oceanside.
The top employers in Oceanside are in the sectors of healthcare, government, and education, and include Tri-City Medical Center, the City of Oceanside, and MiraCosta College, among others.