A Welcoming, Beautiful Seaside City
Located on Southern California’s coastline, Oceanside is the third-largest city in San Diego County along with Carlsbad and Vista. Oceanside is most recognized for its near-perfect weather, captivating beaches, and welcoming community.
King of the Missions
Before Oceanside was established, Father Juan Crespi founded “King of the Missions” in 1798 — just three and a half miles away from present Oceanside. As the largest building in California, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia soared beyond initial expectation.
It was later sanctioned by Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, son of French Canadian interpreter, Touissant Charbonneau, and his Shoshone wife, Sacagawea — and adoptive son of William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The Beginning of Oceanside
The early California era played the part of granting substantial Mexican land endowments. Thousands of acres were essentially handed out, selling for a considerable amount of money.
In late 1942, grantees Richard O’Neill and James C. Flood sold the property to the United States Navy. During this period, the California Southern Railway branch of the Santa Fe was constructing a new railway. This linked San Diego and San Bernardino, which lead to the official unveiling of Oceanside, CA.
A Booming New Coastal Town
By utter chance, a homestead grant for acres just south of Rancho Santa Margarita thrived into what is now known as sunny Oceanside. This new, rapid-growing town was initially a popular weekend destination for rancho families.
By the 1920s, Oceanside was booming with numerous advancements and activities — streetlights, a golf course, grand theater, shore stores, restaurants, and more. Its fast development shaped Oceanside into a friendly, welcoming community for both locals and tourists.
Not only has Oceanside become home to several biotech companies, but it also holds a near-perfect climate for exceptional agriculture.