Livability Score

64
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (20) A+
Swami's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Dino's
Coffee Shop
Cabo Grill
Coffee Shop
Bubble Tea
Coffee Shop
Pier View Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Seabreeze Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Famous HIGH-Pie
Coffee Shop
seaborne coffee FTS
Coffee Shop
Hill Street Cafe and Gallery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bobby's Hideaway Cafe
Coffee Shop
Steady State Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Carlsbad Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Ground Up Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Vinaka Cafe
Coffee Shop
Chocolate Bar
Coffee Shop
The Daily News Café
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
El Picnic Tabel
Coffee Shop
Cafe Elysa
Coffee Shop
French Cafe And Bakery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (8) A+
Brooks Theater
Theatre Arts
Regal Cinemas 16
Cinema
Calif Surf Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
WWII/Korea LVT Museum
Museum
GoJump Oceanside Skydiving
Attraction
Regal Cinemas Carlsbad 12
Cinema
Food and Drink (82) A+
Cold Stone Creamery
Sweets
Subway
Fast Food
Haunted Head Saloon
Bar
Rusty Spur Cocktails and Dancing
Bar
El Paso Bar
Bar
Bubs Whiskey Dive
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Tin Fish
Fast Food
The Strand Bar and Grill
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Weinerschnitzel
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
The Main Attraction
Bar
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dcs Across The Street
Bar
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
The Cheesesteak Grill
Fast Food
Fitness (4) F
Crunch Fitness
Gym
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
Harding Community Center
Community Centre
M Power Pilates & Fitness
Gym
Groceries (21) C-
petite madeline
Bakery
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Lighthouse Fish and Seafood Market
Seafood
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Cream of the Crop
Health Food
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
O-Side Bakery
Bakery
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Parks (81) A+
Rotary Park
Park
Pacific Street Linear Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Tyson Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Balderama Park
Park
Recreation Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Capistrano Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Marshall Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (48) F
99 Cents Only Stores
Discount Store
Oceanside Sea Center
Gift Shop
Harbor Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Wave
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Gift Shop
ExtraMile
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Chevron
Convenience Store
Marine Corps Exchange
Convenience Store
Best Buy
Electronics
Z Mart
Convenience Store
Marine Corps Exchange
Convenience Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
Unknown Name
Shoes
Shell
Convenience Store
El Camino Florist
Florist
Circle K
Convenience Store
Hair Addix Salon
Beauty
Petco
Pets
Women's Resource Center Thrift
Clothing
AT&T
Electronics
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.4% take public transportation in Oceanside.
Public Transit Stops (271)
Stops & Stations
A+
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 2
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 12
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 3
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 11
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 10
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 4
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 5
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 9
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Oceanside Transit Center Stall 8
Bus Stop
Coast Highway & Topeka Street
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Oceanside, CA (OSD)
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Oceanside
Transit Station
Coast Highway & Michigan Avenue
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Oceanside
Transit Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.4%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Oceanside is 158/100 - which is 13% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime D

Oceanside crime rates are 2,487 per 100k, which is 13% lower than California
Property Crime
2,006 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
481 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment A

The median income in Oceanside is $75,411 - which is 18% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$75,411
B
Unemployment Rate
3.7%
C
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health F

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (9)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Genoa Healthcare
Pharmacy
Camp Pendleton Fire Station 5
Fire Station
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Hospital
Scripps Coastal Medical Center
Clinic
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Cassidy Medical Group
Clinic
Stephen A. Lawrence, DDS, Inc.
Dentist
Carlsbad Village Faire Dentists And Orthodontics
Dentist
Bell Family Dentistry
Dentist
Carlsbad Village Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Oceanside Police Department
Police
Oceanside Police Department
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B-

Oceanside home prices are $538,200 - which is 31% higher than California
Home Price
$538,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
29%
A+
Home Affordability
7.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools D+

The Oceanside graduation rate is 84% - which is 6% higher than California
School Test Scores
43%
F
High School Grad. Rates
84%
C
Elementary Schools (47) F
St Mary Star Of The Sea School
Laurel Elementary
Mission Elementary
Jefferson Middle
North Terrace Elementary
Lincoln Middle
Palmquist Elementary
South Oceanside Elementary
Oceanside Adventist Elementary
E. G. Garrison Elementary
Santa Margarita Elementary
Buena Vista Elementary
San Luis Rey Elementary
Leport School - Carlsbad Village
Beautiful Saviour Lutheran School
Jefferson Elementary
St Patrick Catholic School
Valley Middle
Magnolia Elementary
Pacific View Charter
Pacific View Charter
High Schools (12) D-
Oceanside High
Army & Navy Academy
Ocean Shores High (Continuation)
Carlsbad Village Academy
Carlsbad High
Carlsbad Seaside Academy
El Camino High
Pacific View Charter
Pacific View Charter
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ratings A

Oceanside has an overall rating of 83% from 30 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (29)
From AreaVibes
C+
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Oceanside, CA - Perfect Climate and Great Beaches! 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 06, 2010) Oceanside, California is a wonderful city in Southern California that is located midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Oceanside has a perfect climate and 3.5 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world. Surfers and vacationers come from all over the globe to enjo ...Read More y Oceanside's natural beauty. The longest all-wood pier on the west coast is the Oceanside Municipal Pier. Located in San Diego County, Oceanside has a populaion of only around 200,000 people. The bar and club scene is definitely much less active than other cities in Southern California. Although Oceanside is a small city, it has many great restaurants that serve delicious steak and seafood as well as a handful of interesting attractions to visit.

With its relaxing coastal atmosphere, Oceanside is the type of city where someone can go and let the rest of the world disappear. When in Oceanside, people should stop by 333 Pacific, which offers 180 degree views of the oceanfront. Steaks, chops, crabs, lobster, sushi rolls, fish, and sashimi are all on the menu. The wine list has over 200 selections. All of which will add to your interesting Oceanside adventure! Read Less
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Oceanside, CA

Oceanside is a classic California beach town that is home to over 175,000 residents. The city is a great place to enjoy a cool summer breeze off of the Pacific Ocean, and it offers its citizens a very high quality of life. One of the most iconic attractions in the city is the pier which juts far out into the beautiful Southern California waters. While home prices in Oceanside are high for most, the price that you pay to live here can be considered a solid return on your investment.

As mentioned, the Oceanside Fishing Pier is the top attraction in the area, and it is a place where locals and tourists come to shop, dine, and enjoy evenings watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. This is also one of the city's top surf spots where you can catch a wave in the warm waters of the ocean. For those who rather stay on land and learn more about surfing, Oceanside is home to the California Surf Museum. This surf mecca provides tales about the men and women who have made the sport what it is today. It also has a collection of classic surfboards that have surfed some of the gnarliest waves in the world. Mission San Luis Rey is an old California mission that is a functional church today. Taking a tour of the church lets you reconnect with a higher power, and it is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Camp Pendleton is a large United States Marine Corps installation that offers a lot of employment opportunities to those who live in Oceanside. The public schools are also one of the best places to find a job. One of the nice things about Oceanside in comparison to other California cities is that it does not have the same type of traffic jams as LA or San Francisco. Oceanside has public transit options as well that can help people leave their cars at home. Biking and walking are also popular ways to get around Oceanside thanks to the amazing weather that the city experiences on a regular basis.

Oceanside has a number of famous restaurants that are going to leave you impressed. Beach Break Cafe and Felix's BBQ with Soul are both good choices where you can get a good meal. Those looking for the perfect neighborhood to buy or rent a home in Oceanside should check out the Tri City, Mira Costa, and Crystal Sands areas. Each of these offer a number of housing options, access to great schools, and a part of the California lifestyle. Oceanside is a wonderful community that is welcoming you to come and join the family.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Oceanside? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Rotary Park
Pacific Street Linear Park
Unknown Name
Tyson Street Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Balderama Park
Recreation Park

Entertainment

Brooks Theater
Regal Cinemas 16
Calif Surf Museum
Unknown Name
Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre
WWII/Korea LVT Museum
GoJump Oceanside Skydiving
Regal Cinemas Carlsbad 12

Food & Drink

Cold Stone Creamery
Subway
Haunted Head Saloon
Rusty Spur Cocktails and Dancing
El Paso Bar
Bubs Whiskey Dive
Burger King
Burger King

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Oceanside? Of all people who commute, 2.4% take public transportation in Oceanside.
Drive to Work
76%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

D- Health & Safety

Is Oceanside a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

Hospitals

Tri-City Medical Center

Pharmacies

Genoa Healthcare
Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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