Get to know Oceanside, CA
European settlers came to the area in 1769 when Spanish missionaries founded Mission San Luis Rey de Francia under Father Junipero Serra. In the 19th century the area was used as farming and grazing land. In the 1850’s, with California now under American control, Andrew Jackson Myers moved to San Joaquin County. Myers moved to the land of the original Oceanside townsite in 1882. In 1888 the City of Oceanside was incorporated. Oceanside was a beach town in the first half of the 20th century. The establishment of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in 1942 brought the armed forces and military industry to the city. Since 1970, the city has also focused on suburban development and is known as a popular vacation home market. The main employers in Oceanside are the Tri-City Medical Center, the City of Oceanside, and Mira Costa College. Popular events include the annual Supergirl Pro Jam, the world’s largest women’s surfing competition, and the Oceanside Pier. Famous Oceanside residents have included Denise Richards and Chris Chambliss.
Median Household Income: $57,703
Median Property Value: $360,900