🇺🇸 Oceanside is a coastal city on California's South Coast. It is the third-largest city in San Diego County, California. Together with Carlsbad and Vista, it forms a tri-city area. Oceanside is just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The city is a popular tourist destination, owing to its historic landmarks, beaches, and architecture. Oceanside's origins date to 1798, when the Spanish founded the village of San Luis Rey with the establishment of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia by Fermín de Lasuén. During the Spanish period, Mission San Luis Rey grew to be the largest of all the Californian missions, but following the Mexican secularization act of 1833 the mission and its community declined. Following the U.S. Conquest of California, the former mission lands were developed into an oceanfront resort and the community's name gradually changed to Oceanside.
Top employers include: 1 Oceanside Unified School District; 2 Tri-City Hospital District; 3 Mira Costa College; 4 City of Oceanside; 5 West Coast Tomato Growers; 6 North County Transit District; 7 Genentech, Inc.; 8 TE Connectivity; 9 Hydranautics; 10 Oceans Eleven Casino.
Oceanside was ranked #1064 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Oceanside has a population of over 175,742 people. Oceanside also forms part of the wider San Diego-Carlsbad metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,231,000 people. Oceanside is the #281 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.8285 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.