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-Year-round climate
-Attractive suburbs


-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.

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Quick Facts About Oceanside

    The unemployment rate in Oceanside is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oceanside jobs have Increased by 2.22 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oceanside's cost of living is 52.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Oceanside's population is 175,691 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 36.83 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Oceanside is $465,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -12.15 percent.
    Oceanside public schools spend $9,975 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.3 students per teacher in Oceanside.

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I have been holding off for a bit until I had spent more time living in Oceanside to comment, but its been almost a year since I bought my house and before that I had... (read more)
DO NOT MOVE HERE!!!!!! First of all the cost of living here is ridiculous a half decent two bedroom apt here is about 1400 a month the transportation here sucks. The... (read more)
1 Year in O' all places, plusses and mi
Background: I grew up/lived for over 30 years in the burbs 30 miles east of L.A.; lived the past 26 years in the burbs of SF East Bay. Relocated to O’side a year ago... (read more)
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