When you are looking for an affordable active adult neighborhood close to the beach, Oceana 55 plus homes in Oceanside in North San Diego CA is a great choice.
The 55+ community of Oceana is located approximately four to six miles from the beach. Situated at 275 feet above sea level, this community enjoys a perfect climate that is neither too hot nor too cold, offering weather that is ideal, especially for people who prefer to stay warm.
If you are an active adult or a retiree and would like to say goodbye to shoveling snow and heavy coats, boots, gloves, and long socks, living in a warm temperature neighborhood like Oceana is good for you, and that's just one of the benefits. Imagine how much more sleep and exercise you can get when you don't have to wake up an hour and a half earlier so you can clear out your driveway.
Living in a warm climate means it is easier to live an active lifestyle. It is easier and more convenient to go out and enjoy hikes, long walks, bike rides, or meet with friends to play golf and tennis. The warm weather also motivates you to be more physically involved, while the cold weather encourages you to stay warm and bundled up.
Living in a coastal area like Oceana has plenty of physical health benefits. Oceana in Oceanside enjoys 266 sunny days, giving you more days compared to other states in the U.S. The sun is a natural producer of Vitamin D, which the body needs to create stronger bones and teeth. Vitamin D deficiency can cause osteoporosis, increase blood pressure, hypertension, and more.
Oceana is only about seven miles away from Oceanside Harbor via I-5 and Oceanside Blvd. You can easily drive, bike, or run to the beach and enjoy the great view and the cool breeze.
Living near the beach means you have easy access to a relaxing spot. You get to enjoy the emotional and mental relief offered by the sea whenever you want it.
Studies show that living near the beach is good for lowering stress and depression. It also makes you feel happy, more alert, and regulates appetite.
Most importantly, living near the beach means you get more opportunities to enjoy your favorite water sports and go fishing.
All these benefits and more are yours to enjoy in the homes for sale in the 55+ community of Oceana.
The Surrounding Oceanside Neighborhood
You can change many things about your home, but you cannot change your location and neighborhood, so it is really important that you study the neighborhood before you sign anything.
If you are like many other active adults, you are probably seeking a peaceful community where you can enjoy privacy and relaxation, but also be near convenience and amenities when you want to watch movies, enjoy a great dinner out with friends, or simply visit museums.
If you are moving into Oceana, here's what you can expect:
- Oceana is bordered on the north by Interstate76, and across that is San Luis Rey. To the east side, it is bordered Rancho Del Oro Dr, on the west side by El Camino Real, and on the south by Mesa Drive.
- This community enjoys the convenience of being located just off Route 76 and of being minutes away from Interstate 5. Being near the freeway gives you easy access for quick road trips whenever you want to go.
- Oceana places you close to iconic Southern California attractions like Disneyland, LEGOLAND, Sea World, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and more. If you have grandchildren, they will definitely enjoy these attractions. Disneyland is an hour away, LEGOLAND is 16 minutes away, San Diego Zoo Safari is half an hour away, and SeaWorld is about 42 minutes away.
- There are restaurants, retail stores, parks, healthcare facilities, sports complex, and schools just around the community. So Cal Sports Complex, Oceanside Soccer Complex, and El Corazon Park are located just a few minutes drive away from the southern border of the community. VA Oceanside Clinic is just across SoCal Sports Complex.
- There’s a wide range of dining options along Oceanside Blvd and Mission Avenue. For more options, you can head to Oceanside Harbor, which has a long line of restaurants offering mouthwatering cuisines. Oceanside enjoys a flourishing restaurant scene where restaurants offer a merge of various cultural styles to create a unique food experience.
- Do you have an affinity for history? Oceanside Historical Society is less than five miles away.
- If you would like to pursue further learning, MiraCosta College is only 13 minutes away. As of 2017, MiraCosta started offering fitness classes for active adults. The classes are designed to combine fun with fitness. There are also classes for relaxation and revitalization, and balance and coordination, all especially created for active older adults.
- Though there is a golf course inside Oceanside, there may be a time when you want to try other golf courses. There are several golf areas near Oceana. Marine Memorial Golf Course is less than 10 miles away, and Arrowood is just a little over six miles. El Camino Country Club is 3.5 miles away.
- Are you a fishing enthusiast? Enjoy sport fishing and deep sea fishing in Oceanside Harbor. There are numerous fishing charters to help you find the best boat.
The Oceana Real Estate and Neighborhood
Oceana is a large community for active adults composed of 14 neighborhoods, including Original Oceana, Oceana East, Oceana South, Oceana Mission, and Oceana Real.
Each of these neighborhoods has many amenities to offer such a clubhouse with kitchen, pool, and spa. Some neighborhoods also have easy access to the golf club, while others enjoy a great view of the hills or the greenbelt.
Oceana has a plethora of home styles. You’ll find single-family homes, duplexes, quadruplexes, and condos. There are also various architectural styles considering that the neighborhoods were built in different time periods.
Many of Oceana neighborhoods are not gated. Each neighborhood also has different HOA fees. All neighborhoods except Oceana Real are done in phases, so homes are identified to be either in Phase 1, Phase 2, or Phase 3.
The Original Oceana neighborhood was built between 1964 and 1971. This is the oldest and largest Oceana community with 932 homes.
One of the best features of this neighborhood is its proximity to Emerald Isle Golf Course. Residents of Original Oceana enjoy a 25% discount when using the golf course.
Other than the golf course, there’s also a community center with an auditorium and stage, a kitchen, a computer center, and a library. Other structures include a lapidary shop, a billiards room, and an arts and ceramics building.
This community has a long list of activities for its residents which includes Billiards, Chair Yoga, Knitting, Art Studio, Functional Fitness, Coffee Hour, Line Dancing, Pinochle, MahJong, Meditation Group, Keep Fit Exercise Class, Woodshop, and many more.
Original Oceana homes for sale offers 14 different floor plans with various features so you can find the right fit for your lifestyle. Some of the homes are attached and others are single-family homes. Most homes offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
You’ll find that some homes offer a split-floor plan style. Some homes enjoy atriums and some have dens. Many homes enjoy shared living and dining areas and family rooms.
Garden apartment homes have large patios that are great for outdoor entertaining. Several homes feature both porches and patios. All homes have two-car garages.
Original Oceana homes are occupied by a mixture of owners and renters.
Oceana East is a senior living neighborhood located in the southeast area of Oceana. This neighborhood was built in 1975 and borders Savory Way on the north, Curry Way on the west, Mesa Drive on the south, and Rancho del Oro Drive on the east.
Residents of Oceana East enjoy many amenities including a clubhouse with a picnic area, pool and spa, and bocce ball court. A greenbelt with walking trails surrounds this community, giving the whole area a serene and inviting appeal.
Some of the activities in this community include Bridge, Billiards, Game Night, Community Dinner, and more. There's an HOA fee of $340 and covers common area maintenance, exterior landscaping, sewer, trash pickup, water, and cable/TV services.
This neighborhood has approximately 127 individually built homes composing 2 bedroom singles and duplexes. Many homes are updated to make them more suitable for modern lifestyles. Most homes also offer two-car garages, good sized kitchens with lots of storage space, and patios.
If you are looking for competitively priced homes in Oceanside, consider looking at homes for sale in Oceana South. This 55+ neighborhood is situated on the southwest corner of Oceana. It borders Buffum Drive and Dearborn Street on the north, S El Camino Real on the west, and Mesa Drive on the south.
This neighborhood was built from 1973 to 1975 and offers 1,046 to 1,059 square foot of living space. If you prefer attached homes, this is the neighborhood for you as there are plenty of condo and townhomes to choose from. There are also some single family homes in this area.
Oceana South homes have a median price of $297,000, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Home styles come in different periods and styles.
The homes for sale in Oceana South have been remodeled and updated. They feature open kitchens with newer countertops like granite, new bathroom designs, and new floors which are either tile or wood floors. Some homes have patios and others have courtyards.
The Oceana Real neighborhood is a 54-unit, 3-story condominium located on Vista Rey Street. This neighborhood was built in 1972 and borders the west side of the Original Oceana. It also has its own swimming pool and spa.
Condo units in Oceana Real usually offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms with approximately 1,180 square feet of living space. Residents of this condo complex enjoy a gated carport parking area accessible by two elevators.
Condo units on the ground floor enjoy patios. Those on the second and third level enjoy balconies which give residents panoramic views of hills, valleys, and city lights. Some even have ocean views.
Oceana Mission was built between 1978 and 1986 and is not located in the Oceana community. It is located 1.5 miles from Ocean East, just off Old Grove Rd.
Residents in this neighborhood enjoy their own clubhouse with a pool and spa. There is also a greenbelt with mature trees and beautiful views.
Oceana Mission is composed of two bedroom-attached single story homes with a one car garage and carport. There are also several homes with two-car garages.
Many of the homes for sale in Oceana Mission have been updated and renovated to fit the modern homeowners. Some homes have good-sized porches and patios. You'll find that many homes also feature newer floors, updated kitchen and bathrooms, and plenty of storage places.
The Oceana Lifestyle
If you are seeking an active lifestyle, you'll love the Oceana community. It offers the best amenities to an active adult. Not only do you get the opportunity to enjoy yourself, but you'll also meet new friends and develop new skills.
Inside each neighborhood are swimming pools with spas. Some neighborhoods have tennis and bocce balls courts. Others have walking trails. Residents take advantage of the various features and amenities of each neighborhood and are often seen enjoying long walks, playing golf and tennis, and simply visiting each other in the large community centers.
Oceana neighborhoods are well-maintained so residents can walk, jog, or run in the neighborhood. It's easy to keep entertained at this huge community.
Why move to Oceana?
When you want to make the most of your retirement, moving to Oceana is a practical choice. This community has everything you want and more. Check out my list of amazing reasons why Oceana is good for you.
This large community enjoys the laidback coastal feel of Oceanside where people are more friendly and relaxed.
Oceana’s location gives you the best of both worlds — close to the beach yet in proximity to the amenities of the city for easy shopping, dining, and entertaining.
Homes for sale in Oceana are reasonably-priced. The median price for Oceana homes is $325,000, more affordable than its neighboring cities of Carlsbad, San Marcos, or Encinitas.
Enjoy a resort-style lifestyle with Oceana’s long list of amenities and low-maintenance homes. There are plenty of compact yet comfortable living spaces where you get maintenance of the front yard space and exteriors.
There’s plenty of fitness opportunities in and outside the community. You have all the opportunity to get physically involved, even if it’s just a 30 minute to an hour of walking every day, because how could you not in such fine weather?
Enjoy plenty of learning opportunities with your friends. Now that you have more time on hand, you can pursue your passion or start developing new skills. There’s plenty of opportunities provided in the different community centers.
Active adult communities like Oceana is a wonderful place for you to enjoy your golden years. This community was thoughtfully created to accommodate different lifestyles and preferences, and you’ll surely find an Oceana 55 plus home to fit your style.
Call me, Dennis Smith, at (760) 212-8225. Let’s talk about your needs and preferences so I can find the Oceana home that’s just right for you.