Welcome to one of Oceanside’s most affordable 55+ neighborhood - Costa Serena
Welcome to Costa Serena, a 55+ community in Oceanside. This neighborhood's development started in 1971 and since then has been a favorite spot among active adults looking for affordable homes. Today, this neighborhood boasts of less than 700 homes, all designed to provide the comfort and convenience you long for.
Costa Serena is located in Oceanside, a coastal city that's the third largest in all of San Diego County. Oceanside is famous for its easy access to pristine beaches. It is also known for its friendly, welcoming environment.
Due to Oceanside’s location near the Pacific Ocean, Costa Serena's residents enjoy a Mediterranean-like climate of warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Say goodbye to multiple layers of clothes, knee pains, dry skin, and cracked lips when you live in this neighborhood.
Things to do when you live in Costa Serena
You've probably lived in many different neighborhoods. By now, you know what kind of community you prefer and what amenities to expect.
In Costa Serena, you won't see any of the usual amenities you'll find in other active adult neighborhoods. This is not a gated community, and there is no pool and no clubhouse.
That's because this is one of the three 55+ neighborhoods in San Diego with no HOA fees, which means no money is being collected from homeowners to maintain the amenities. This saves you about $300-$400 a month. Now, that's some savings!
But you won’t even notice that there are no neighborhood amenities because everyday conveniences can be found just around the corner.
So what do you when you live in Costa Serena? Here are some things you can do when you live in this affordable neighborhood:
1. Discover the different museums
There are many different museums just minutes away from the Costa Serena neighborhood.
If you are a surf fanatic, you’ll love California Surf Museum. Located at Pier View Way, approximately 10 minutes away from Costa Serena, this museum s a great place to hang out and explore. There are surfboards, surf art, surf equipment, pictures, videos, magazines, and more.
If you love the arts, creativity, and vibrant colors, you’ll have a great time at the Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center
Are you an art connoisseur? Do you enjoy exploring California's culture through arts and paintings? If you do, don't forget to check out Oceanside Museum of Art, a premier regional art museum. It hosts several art exhibitions every year, as well as classes, lectures, concerts, films, culinary events, and more.
2. Explore the food scenes
One of the pleasures of being an active adult is you get to taste everything you want, and living in Oceanside opens up opportunities to explore and test your limits. With so many restaurants opening up, the food scene is literally exploding! There are so many things you should at least give a try.
Are you looking for a restaurant that serves a wide range of food items, including amazing vegetarian meals? How about excellent local cuisine or gluten-free options? Perhaps you're craving for some Italian food?
There are so many amazing dining options just minutes from Costa Serena!
3. Go to the beach
One of the major factors why you should choose to live in Costa Serena is because of its beach view. There’s just something soothing and calming about living near the waters.
Costa Serena is closest to Oceanside Boulevard Beach, but when you feel like exploring and taking on new views, here are a few more beaches you should check out:
Harbor Beach - Located 12 minutes away from Costa Serena, this beach is located right west of the harbor. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and coffee shops close to this beach. It is a popular beach especially because it offers a great view of pelicans and the sunset.
Breakwater Way - When you want some quiet or to watch surfers and volleyball players, Breakwater Way is the beach to go to.
Pier View North - As the name implies, this beach is located north of Oceanside Pier. Less crowded than its southern counterpart, Pier View North is perfect for swimming, but you have to watch out because there are only designated areas for swimming and surfing. There are also public restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and grills, which makes this beach perfect for picnics.
Pier View South - This sandy beach on the south side of Oceanside's Pier is a crowd favorite, especially during the summer. It is the most popular beach in Oceanside and is located really close to the downtown area.
Tyson Street Beach - When you want a change, visit the rocky Tyson Street Beach. It is a great beach for picnics, but you should note that surfing is not allowed on this beach. Tyson Beach is a magnet for photographers because the view from this beach is amazing.
Wisconsin Street Beach - How about visiting a beach that only appears during low tide?
Wisconsin Street Beach is a narrow, sandy beach that only opens up when the tide is low.
4. Play golf
Are you a golf enthusiast? You'll find that Oceanside has some amazing golf courses. The El Camino Country Club, Emerald Isle Golf Course, Oceanside Golf Course, and Arrowood Golf Course are just a few of them. Enjoy your favorite game with your friends in any of these golf areas.
5. Explore Oceanside’s Sunset Market
Do you enjoy food fairs and exhibits? You'll love Oceanside Sunset Market. Located 13 minutes away from Costa Serena, this market offers a large selection of food and merchandise. There's live entertainment too.
6. Enjoy nature in Guajome County Park
Do you like camping outdoors? How about bird watching, or long hikes? If you like all three, Guajome County Park is right your alley. This park is ideal for history and nature lovers.
There's so much to see in this park. There are two ponds that are home to a variety of birds and fish. There are miles and miles of grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands.
7. Go sailing!
There are so many things to explore on land, but when you feel the call of the sea, it is time to go sailing. You can charter a trip and just go sailing on the blue waters. Whale watching is a relaxing pastime many active adults enjoy in Oceanside.
8. Enjoy wine tasting with friends
When you want a fun afternoon with your favorite spirit, why not go wine tasting. Twenty-five minutes from Costa Serena is the Beach House Winery, a winery that offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and North Country. Have a great time with your friends tasting the wine. Your afternoon can't get any more relaxing than that.
9. Attend a summer concert
Do you want to feel young again? Do you want to reminisce the carefree days of your youth? Feel young and carefree when you attend the famous summer concerts at Oceanside’s iconic Amphitheater. Located just yards from the Pacific Ocean, this amphitheater is home to many popular acts.
10. Join athletic events
Take advantage of your excellent health as an active adult and join one of Oceanside’s prestigious sports events. Join a local sports group and train with them, and pretty soon, you’ll be running and swimming like a professional.
11. Take up a new course or learn a new skill
Have you ever thought about pursuing a hobby, or perhaps learning a new skill? Mira Costa College offers a variety of workshops for older adults. Take some lessons and learn fitness exercises, painting, drawing, printmaking, theater, and more.
12. Brush up on you taxidermy knowledge
When you long for the peace and quiet of being surrounded by nature, aside from Guajome County Park, you can also visit and enjoy Buena Vista Audubon Society and Nature Center.
Located on the north side of the Buena Vista Lagoon, about eight minutes away, and close to South Oceanside, this nature center exhibits the native plant and animal life of the San Diego area. The animals were crafted to perfection to create a true representation of San Diego’s natural habitats.
13. Another museum for history lovers!
Would you like to see an original General Store? Visit Heritage Park Village and Museum, a 2-acre park set up to serve as a permanent memorial of Oceanside’s heritage. This park is located near San Luis Rey Mission and contains the original General Store, a blacksmith shop, stable, a jail, and some other buildings.
What’s so special about Costa Serena neighborhood?
Location, convenience, and proximity to amenities — all that and more can be found in Costa Serena. Nestled just off Ronald Packard Parkway and south of Mira Costa College, this active adult neighborhood is close to everything.
The beach is just five miles away. You can walk, jog, run, ride a bike, or drive the car and be at the beach in minutes.
Do you feel like indulging in your favorite food while sipping a glass of wine? Not to worry! Major shopping and dining destinations are just a stone's throw away from this neighborhood. The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall is a favorite hangout for many residents.
Enjoying your life as an active adult sometimes come with health consequences. When you feel some pain, or when its time for your annual checkup, you don't need to drive far. The Tri-City Medical Hospital is less than a mile away, and it has an exceptional healthcare staff ready to assistant anytime.
Do you fly frequently? If you enjoy the jet set lifestyle and would like a home that’s just minutes from the airport, Costa Serena is a great choice. The San Diego Airport is only 40 minutes from this neighborhood, and in just a short drive you can be home to your favorite spot in the world, relaxing at a stunning ocean view.
On top of all these great features and amenities, this neighborhood has no HOA, which makes it pocket-friendly.
The Costa Serena neighborhood
If you are looking for a 55+ neighborhood that offers budget-friendly homes, a strong sense of community, gorgeous ocean views, and a relaxed and laid-back lifestyle, this is the neighborhood for you.
Costa Serena’s hilly landscape, lush surroundings, and paved sidewalks offer residents a lovely neighborhood for their long walks. You’ll see plenty of the residents enjoying their morning exercise on the winding paved sidewalks of the neighborhood.
You’ll find that there are several cul-de-sac homes in Costa Serena. These homes offer more privacy and peace, perfect for your needs.
Homes in Costa Serena
Are you looking for a single-family home and planning to use it as your main home? Or perhaps you prefer an attached home and use it as a vacation home?
There are very few homes for sale in the area, which is not a surprise considering the neighborhood is in a prime location, not to mention affordable.
Costa Serena homes for sale range from 827 to 1,569 square feet with one to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms.
These homes sit on average sized lots and have an attached one-car garage. Some corner lot homes have space for RV parking in the backyard.
Most homes for sale in Costa Serena are well-maintained and updated, offering the best comforts and conveniences. Some have newer roofs.
Many homes, condos, and townhomes feature an open floor layout. Some homes offer a bonus room that you can turn into another bedroom or a home office.
Expect kitchens to have ample storage spaces. Many condos feature granite counters in the kitchen, while others have stainless steel appliances.
Many condos also offer hardwood floors.
You'll discover that some homes have amazing surprises. A few homes have spa's in the backyard, while others have serene backyards with a few fruit-bearing trees and covered patios.
Home prices in Costa Serena range from $340,000 to $425,000. The average price per square foot is $429.
A neighborhood that has it all
The Costa Serena neighborhood has it all - great location, proximity to downtown, safe and peaceful community, lush surrounding, and amazing views.
Call me, Dennis Smith, at (760) 212-8225. Let’s talk about the ocean view home that best fits your budget and lifestyle.
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