Industrial Overview


  • 35 miles north of San Diego
  • 16 miles south of San Clemente/Orange County
  • 83 miles south of Los Angeles

Interstate 5, a major north/south corridor, parallels the ocean. Highway 78 runs southeast to Interstate 15 at Escondido 20 miles east. Highway 76 runs northeast to I-15..


2017 estimates

  • Population: 176,461(Dept. of Finance, 2017)
  • Median Age: 36.3
  • Average Household Income: $71,944


  • 45 minutes north of San Diego International Airport
  • 45 minutes south of John Wayne Airport in Orange County
  • 10 minutes north of Palomar Airport which offers commuter service to LAX
  • Oceanside Municipal Airport two miles east of I-5 and Highway 76 off-ramp

Oceanside Municipal Airport has a 3,051 foot runway and can hold a maximum of 25,000 pounds.

Oceanside is a major transportation hub with light rail lines including the Coaster traveling to San Diego, Metrolink traveling to Los Angeles, Amtrak traveling south to San Diego and north to San Clemente, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Bernardino County and Northern California. The Sprinter is a light rail line train system between Oceanside and Escondido. The 22-mile long rail train runs east-west with seven transit stations in Oceanside.

  • Amtrak - Daily trips North and South bound
  • Coaster - San Diego, Monday-Friday; and Saturday
  • Metrolink - Daily to Los Angeles
  • Sprinter - Daily trips East and West

Oceanside Municipal Airport - 3,051 foot runway can hold a maximum of 25,000 pounds.


Should you decide to build or buy; the City can serve the financing needs of your business by accessing the Small Business Administration; SBA 504, or SBA 7-A loan program, or other available loan programs through the San Diego CDC Small Business Financing Corp, if eligible. Also located in the City is the Small Business Development Center that helps businesses to access loans call Small Business Development Center North San Diego County at 760-795-8740 or email


Should you choose to build a building, the City offers a pre-development service that can be accessed through the Economic Development Department. This is an opportunity to meet with various City departments, such as Planning, Engineering, Building, Water Utilities, etc., to identify site-specific issues and address any concerns prior to incurring significant expenses. The City is committed to making the development process as quick and easy as possible. This pre-development service is free of charge.


The City of Oceanside is a 42-square-mile coastal community located in North San Diego County, California. With a near perfect year-round climate, Oceanside offers an incomparable lifestyle and abundant economic opportunity.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy Oceanside Harbor, a picturesque mix of water sports and docks for 1,000 boats. Activities include sailing, kayaking, whale watching, fishing and sightseeing charters, resort hotel accommodations, restaurants, retail shops, and residential properties.

Nearby is the nostalgic Oceanside Pier, the longest wooden ocean pier on the West Coast. Nearly four miles of sandy beaches attract internationally renowned Triathlon, Surfing and Beach Soccer Events. The California Surf Museum, located in the downtown area, also shows  the connection between the city and the sea.

With six golf courses, Oceanside offers everything a golfer wants. Two Municipal Golf Courses: Oceanside Municipal Golf Course and Goat Hill. Two public courses: Arrowood Golf Course and Emerald Isle Golf Course. Two private 18-hole golf courses: El Camino Country Club and Ocean Hill Country Club. Oceanside is also home to a disc golf facility. More than 80 other golf facilities are located within an easy drive of Oceanside.  Local attractions include the historic Mission San Luis Rey, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

Oceanside is home to 30 City parks, 1 dog park, 5 community recreation centers, 4 skate parks, 2 swim centers, 3 ½ miles of public beaches, 1,942-square-foot fishing pier, a 1,000-slip marina and future 20 field premier soccer tournament facility at El Corazon, a City-owned parcel of 465 acres located in the center of Oceanside, bounded by Rancho del Oro Drive on the east, Oceanside Boulevard on the south, El Camino Real on the west, and Mesa Drive on the north. The site contains the following mixture of land uses: parks and recreation (212 acres), habitat (164 acres), civic services (34 acres), Oceanside Boulevard commercial (25 acres), village commercial (19 acres), and hotel (11 acres).

Oceanside is within 30 minutes of the San Diego Chargers, the Padres, renowned museums and theaters, and some of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, including the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Sea World, Lego Land, Sea Life Aquarium, the Del Mar Racetrack and the Wild Animal Park. Oceanside is within 30 minutes to South Orange County and approximately one hour from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, The Bowers Museum of Culture & Art, and Discovery Science Center.


Average annual high:

69.1 degrees

Average annual low:

52.7 degrees

Average annual rainfall:

10.7 inches


Oceanside is served by five K-12 school districts: the Oceanside Unified School District , the Vista School District, the Carlsbad School District, the Bonsall School District, and the Fallbrook Unified School District. There are also 13 accredited private school options available in Oceanside.

State colleges and universities

Oceanside can access quality customized training at a cost subsidized by the State of California through the Employment Training Panel (ETP) program. This training is an opportunity for you to ensure that your workforce is trained and ready to go on your opening date.


Total dwelling units


Median-price, new single-family home


Single-family home range

$375,000 - $4.8 million

Condominium range

$241,000 - $1.3 million

Average rental rates



4,952 businesses
3,168 Brick & Mortar Businesses
58,641 Employees

Largest Private Employers:

Largest Public Employers:

Genentech Pharmaceuticals

Oceanside Unified School District

The Deutsch Company

Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Base


City of Oceanside

Nitto Denko

MiraCosta Community College

Gilead Sciences   

North County Transit District

Hobie Cat Company

Tri-City Medical Center



Industrial R&D Land:

$17- $32 Per SF

Industrial R&D Buildings:

$115 - $165 Per SF

Industrial leases:

$.72 - $1.15 Gross per square foot

Small Industrial Condos:

$185 – $350 SF Sales Price


Water Rates  (537.4 KB) - City of Oceanside

Rates are comprised of a monthly water usage charge and a service charge. New construction requires a water and wastewater system buy-in fee and a capacity charge imposed by the San Diego County Water Authority based on meter size.

Commercial: Buy-in-fees

Meter size












Sewer rates are comprised of a monthly sewer flow charge and a service charge.


City of Oceanside, Incorporated 1888

Type of government - Council/Manager

Police Department - Approximately 299 employees

The Police Department has a five-year strategic plan to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime. More than 150 volunteers work with the Police Department, including the popular Senior Volunteer Patrol Program.

Fire Department - 116 employees

The City has eight fire stations, 6 fire engines, 2 ladder trucks, and 4 ambulances.  In addition to providing emergency response service to the community, there are a number of non-emergency functions performed by the Fire Department.  They include fire investigations, plan check services for all new development, fire prevention inspections, and business license inspections.   


Camp Pendleton has 75,000 military and family members, 18,000 civilian and construction employees that helps to maintain Oceanside's stable economy and provides an open-space buffer between the City and urban areas to the north. Camp Pendleton is also an excellent source of skilled labor.