B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,416
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Oceanside Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    232
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    123
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334
    525
  • Theft
    2,008
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,703
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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California, Oceanside, is my hometown where I grew up. Personally, I love Oceanside for several reasons. For starters, the weather is amazing! For example, even during winter, and the coldest of months, you can walk outside with a t-shirt and shorts without freezing over. Next, I love the diversity in Oceanside, it is essentially a melting pot of people from all over the world! With that brings different cultures, food, and lifestyles that many natives can enjoy! Lastly, the beach is also a big reason why I love Oceanside. The beach is basically right next door. It's no wonder why people from all over the world come to visit Oceanside for all these great factors it can provide. Personally, I believe Oceanside is one of the top towns in America. Although many might disagree with that statement, I believe Oceanside is much different from any other area in the country. It has a sense of beauty that brings everyone together. The atmosphere is unlike any other. In fact, I can see oceanside becoming a well-known landmark in the near future. I believe our town has a very bright future ahead of us.
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Spectacular weather and atmosphere! There is always something exciting to do! Residents and tourists enjoy watching surfing competitions, laying on the beach, indoor skydiving and rock climbing, hiking. The list goes on! Lots of local cuisine that never disappoints!
Super close to the beach and a very relaxed vibe. I spent a lot of my years growing up here and heading down south cause a majority of my friends lived down from me. Its the northern tip of San Diego county and definitely stands out from every other city in San Diego. People of every race, culture, and background live here and the real estate market is just going to be going up from here on out. Its developing super fast so get here now!