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Average rent in Oceanside, CA

$2,525/mo Oceanside, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Oceanside, CA is $2,525.

    Oceanside, CA apartment rent ranges

    Oceanside, CA rent trends

    Getting around in Oceanside, CA

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    Walk Score®: 1, Bike Score®: 3

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Oceanside, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Oceanside, CA were last updated on 27 Jan 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Oceanside, CA?

    The best apartments in Oceanside, CA are: Stone Arbor Apartments, Canyon Club Apartments, River Oaks 2, POINTE AT 2316 and Sunset View.

    What is the average rent in Oceanside, CA?

    The average rent in Oceanside, CA is $2,525. Start your search for apartments in Oceanside, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA is between $2,165 and $7,551. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Oceanside, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA is between $1,318 and $10,000. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Oceanside, CA is between $3,607 and $10,000. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Oceanside, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Oceanside, CA?

    In Oceanside 43% of the housing is rented out compared to 57% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of Oceanside’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 59% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 27% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Oceanside, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Oceanside are about 35 years old, on average. Of these, 19% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About 82% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 3% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Oceanside, CA?

    Studio apartments in Oceanside are around 2% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 36% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 56% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Living in Oceanside, CA

    Oceanside is a beautiful coastal town located in southern California. It is considered part of the San Diego metropolitan area and is within easy driving distance of Los Angeles as well. Oceanside is beloved for its laid-back surf culture and offers a much more relaxed lifestyle than neighboring cities. The neighborhood around the Oceanside Pier is known for its trendy restaurants and shops. Renters also love Oceanside’s warm weather and picture-perfect sunsets. Temperatures in Oceanside typically range from 50°F in the winter to 80°F in the summer, with a cool ocean breeze most of the time. This is a great place to live for nature lovers and those who enjoy outdoor activities. Not only is there plenty of beach access, but there are also many hiking trails in the eastern parts of the town.

    Renting in Oceanside, CA

    Oceanside apartments are typically located in mid-rise condo buildings or in converted single-family homes. When compared to other towns in southern California, rent prices in Oceanside tend to be more affordable. Architecture here takes influence from the area’s Spanish and Mexican roots. Neighborhoods located west of Interstate 5 are relatively walkable and provide easy access to the beach, while neighborhoods east of the highway like Loma Alta, Mira Costa and Ivey Ranch are more spread out and provide a much quieter lifestyle. Renters can find both year-long and month-to-month leases in the Oceanside area. The town does offer some affordable rental options and rent control is in place for mobile homes and other specific types of properties.

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    Oceanside, CA demographics

    Oceanside, CA has a population of 175,694 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 89,298 of Oceanside’s residents are women and 86,396 are men. The median age of those who live in Oceanside, CA is 37.1.

    Shopping in Oceanside, CA

    There are shopping centers conveniently located throughout Oceanside, so renters don’t have to go far to shop. Many independent shops and restaurants are concentrated around the South Coast Highway, which is just a few blocks away from the beach. There are many options for grocery shopping throughout the town, including Trader Joe’s, Vons, Sprouts, Stater Bros., Aldi, Albertson’s and Food 4 Less. The Shoppes at Carlsbad is the biggest shopping mall in the area. While technically located in the neighboring town of Carlsbad, this mall is very popular with Oceanside renters and features department stores like Macy’s and JCPenney. The mall is surrounded by many smaller shopping centers that feature stores like Target, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Best Buy.

    Oceanside, CA households

    • 41,602 Family
      19,509 Non-family
    • 18,812 Children
      42,299 No Children
    • 61,111Total Number of Households
    • 2.86Average People Per Household
    • $75,411Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 61,111 households in Oceanside, CA. 41,602 are family households and 19,509 are non-family households. There are 18,812 households with children in Oceanside and 42,299 households without children. On average, about 2.86 people live in a household in Oceanside, CA.

    Transportation in Oceanside, CA

    While some areas of Oceanside are walkable, most renters opt to use a car to get around. It is easy to find parking in the eastern parts of Oceanside, but you will likely have to pay to park in the beach neighborhoods, which are more crowded. And, due to Oceanside’s warm weather year-round, some renters prefer to use their bikes. For those that opt to take public transportation, the North County Transit District provides service via bus and train. The Sprinter light rail connects downtown Oceanside with neighboring Escondido, while the Coaster commuter rail provides service to downtown San Diego. Amtrak and Metrolink trains provide service to Los Angeles and Orange County. BREEZE buses provide service where the trains do not. Taxi, car rental and ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are also available in the area. For air travel, the closest major airport is the San Diego International Airport, located some 40 miles south of Oceanside.

    Oceanside, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Oceanside, CA is as follows: 7% have no high school education, 26% completed some high school, 30% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 19% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.

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