Oceanside Real Estate - Glorious Ocean Views at the Oceanside Terraces in Oceanside

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Oceanside Terraces in Oceanside - Jeff DowlerOceanside real estate is a study in contrasts, from multimillion dollar oceanfront properties to $70,000 condos, from new construction homes and condos to an abundance of short sales, pre-foreclosures and REOs, from tract housing subdivisions to 55+ communities (seniors). There are ocean views and terrific beaches, and rolling hills and views of the mountains to the north in Camp Pendleton and to the east. 

READ MORE: Oceanside, California - The Changing Face of a North County San Diego Coastal Community 

The downtown area of Oceanside along the coast road, and to the west to the ocean, is undergoing major redevelopment; this redevelopment project is a 375 acre area west of the 5 freeway, north of Harbor, and south of Wisconsin, which includes new construction (residential, hotel/resort, and mixed used office/retail) as well as rehabilitation of existing structures. One might say Oceanside is the last frontier for coastal development in North San Diego County, and the options for buyers in this area are diverse. 

Oceanside Terraces in Oceanside - Jeff DowlerOceanside Terraces is one of the newest complexes to be completed in the redevelopment area, with more to come several years down the road. 

For buyers seeking waterview homes, especially new construction, Oceanside Terraces offers incredible value, with all their homes now priced under $1 million just 3 blocks to the ocean and beaches. The burgeoning downtown area with shopping and dining, and the Oceanside Pier are a few minutes walk; enjoy a visit to the California Surf Musuem nearby. The train station, with Coaster access south to San Diego and Amtrak trains to Los Angeles and points north, is nearby as well. Beaches are close by foot or bicycle.


A kitchen in a top floor unit at Oceanside Terraces in Oceanside - Jeff DowlerA range of floor plans, sizes, and terrific views (predominantly ocean and costal but inland as well) are still available, with homes on 4 floors including the penthouse level. There is garage parking (2 spaces per unit) with elevator access to all floors. There is a spa as well as an attractive landscaped courtyard with seating area/activity patio and fireplace on the 3rd floor. Retail establishments are on the ground level.

These Oceanside homes are 2 or 3 bedroom with in-unit laundry, ranging in size from 1,737 SF to 2,563 SF. Each has at least one terrace but some have 2 or 3 (covered or open air balconies, from 90 to 700 SF). Prices have been reduced dramatically just recently, and now range from the $500s up to $950,000 for a penthouse unit with incredible views. Wet areas (e.g., kitchen baths) are tiled but buyers will need to install flooring or carpet of their choosing - not a bad deal considering these prices. 

The spa at the Oceanside Terraces in Oceanside - Jeff DowlerKitchens offer granite and stainless steel GE Profile appliances (refrigerator not included). Residents pay HOA fees of approximately $599/month which includes gas (covering washer, dryer and range), hot water, water, sewer, HVAC, and trash removal; homeowners must pay their own electric. There are also individually-controlled HVAC units in the homes (electric) that are paid for by the home owners.

The building is conrete and steel, which are excellent materials for being by the ocean. And Oceanside Terraces is also ADA compliant.

Buyers should be aware that the redevelopment will continue in the area between Oceanside Terraces and the ocean, in keeping with the redevelopment project, and while a number of years down the road, the views will change at some level for a number of the units.


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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Do you think there is sufficient storage in that kitchen??  Goodness, a place for everything and everything in it's place.


Feb 26, 2009 07:56 AM #1
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Jeff, I love Oceanside...we always stayed at the Marina condos down on the beach and would walk to the Marina for fish and chips. I'm wondering if there are still rentals in that little place? Do you know? They sit right on the beach on one side, and the marina on the other side. Two rows of three stories of 1-2-3 bedroom units. ;-)

This sounds like a beautiful community. ;-)


Feb 26, 2009 08:42 AM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Oh Jeff..some people have all the luck...here i am in dreary Philly waiting for spring...Thank you for these fantastic views..with palm trees

Feb 26, 2009 12:48 PM #3
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Nice slide show and presentation. That first photo has a surreal quality to it. The way the balcony is shown gives us the perspective of where you were when you took the photo. But the building in the distance looks like an artists' rendering. I stared at it for several minutes. LOL. The picture's just too perfect. Good job!

Feb 26, 2009 03:18 PM #4
Randy Hooker
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area - Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek

Man oh man, Jeff.  I'm sure you've heard this before, but I have to say it anyway  >>>  you absolutely set the bar when it comes to localism and listings!  Very nice work.

Feb 26, 2009 03:41 PM #5
Colleen Lane
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Kennewick, WA
Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com

When I was in the Marines I was stationed at Camp Pendleton.  I live on "The Strand" for about 5-6 years as a single guy.  I lived in a one room apartment and have fond memories of Oceanside.  I lived there when the Pacific washed out much of the Strand in the 1980s.  The authorities evacuated everyone, but I (and some buddies) hid out and watched the waves come after us.  I was scared to death!  lol  ~ Joe :)

Feb 26, 2009 03:43 PM #6
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lenn - well, yes, THAT is a large kitchen. But it is in one of teh largest units, adn on the top floor. Most of the other kitchen I saw were smaller. I would get lost in that place.

Teri - yes, they are still there. They are occasionally for sale and seem to mostly be used as second homes and investments.

Hannah - well I do know what you mean, having grown UP in Philly (well, the main line) and living for 20 years in Boston before escaping here.

Lisa - Hey thanks. Went bacak and looked at the photoe again. It really IS kinda interesting. THing is, I just "took" it without thinking anything about it. Was previewing these homes for a Chicago client.

Randy - I certainly appreciate the comment. But there are some excellent lolicam writers here.

Joe - great story. I run into people all the time who used to live here, especially being affiliated with the Camp.


Feb 27, 2009 12:41 AM #7
Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Jeff, This post makes me want to visit. The oceanside pier and the museum sound especially interesting. It's good to let people know that construction is slated & views may change.

Feb 27, 2009 11:12 AM #8
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