Oceanside, California is a great place to live and work. Located in San Diego Count along the beautiful Pacific Coast, this busting, small city is home to over 183,000 people making it the third largest city in San Diego County behind San Diego and Chula Vista.
Like most of what is now California, the area was initially Spanish colony and then fell under the flag of Mexico before becoming part of the United States in 1848. This rich cultural history is reflected in the daily lives of all the residents of this great California City.
Today, Oceanside has progressed far beyond its origins as a colonial outpost and trading station. Its economy is powered by companies working on the cutting edge of medical technology and research and, yes, tourism. Leading employers within the area are Bergenson’s Property Services, Learning Forum International, and the International Stem Cell Corporation.
The tourism industry employs many of the city’s residents, and many independent, small businesses serve the thousands of tourists that descend on the lovely cities streets and shores each year.
Notable tourist attractions are:
The Oceanside Pier is now the longest surviving wooden pier on the western coast of the United States at 1,954 feet.
The historic Mount Ecclesia district that serves as a base for the Rosicrucian Fellowship. Its unique architecture and carefully maintained gardens and pathways inspire a sense of meditative peace among its visitors.
The famous California Surf Museum located downtown documents the history of California’s unique culture.
This city is a perfect example of what can be accomplished when community leadership unites with community pride and dedication. Oceansiders have truly built a wonderful place to live and work.