Oceanside, CA


Highest Appreciating Oceanside Neighborhoods Since 2000

Oceanside, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Oceanside Housing Market Information

With a population of 175,691, 60,493 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $456,628, real estate costs in Oceanside are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Oceanside, accounting for 53.21% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Oceanside include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.36%), row houses and other attached homes ( 11.19%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.92%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Oceanside are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.16% owning and 43.84% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Oceanside built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Oceanside built between 1940-1969 ( 16.10%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.05%). There's also some housing in Oceanside built before 1939 ( 1.65%).

Oceanside Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Oceanside's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.34% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Oceanside that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Oceanside real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Oceanside appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.40%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.52% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Oceanside. Oceanside appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.89%.

Importantly, this makes Oceanside one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Oceanside's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Oceanside differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Oceanside - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Oceanside real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,324,000 2.0
$993,001 - $1,324,000 2.6
$662,001 - $993,000 14.5
$530,001 - $662,000 18.9
$397,001 - $530,000 26.8
$265,001 - $397,000 17.8
$132,001 - $265,000 9.2
$66,001 - $132,000 4.1
$0 - $66,000 4.1

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.18387437009258 44.5767195767196

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Oceanside Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
108.89% 4.36% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,067 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.16
Renters 43.84
Vacant 7.69

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Oceanside HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.0
1970 - 1999 72.2
1940 - 1969 16.1
1939 or Older 1.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 53.2
Townhomes 11.2
Small Apt. Buildings 7.9
Apt. Complexes 23.4
Mobile Homes 4.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.94
1 Bedroom 10.67
2 Bedrooms 34.01
3 Bedrooms 31.48
4 Bedrooms 18.37
5 or more bedrooms 3.52