Exploring the Active Adult Communities of Oceanside, California

Active adults living in these Oceanside 55+ communities are always close to the beach.

Oceanside, California is a popular destination for tourists and is beloved by locals. This urban area is quite literally an oceanside, as the center of the city lies less than a mile from the Pacific Coast. Retirees who have always dreamed of living in a coastal city will love taking a long walk or short drive to Oceanside Pier or dining out and enjoying the local surf and turf style cuisine.

Military families with relatives based at Camp Pendleton will never be too far from family as the military base is just four miles away from the center of the city.

Homebuyers looking for a 55+ community in the area are in luck as there are several to choose. Ranging from under 1,000 homes to 2,000 homes, here are some of Oceanside’s best active adult communities.


Low $200s – Low $400s

Oceana is a 55+ community composed of 2,000 homes and is located just four miles from the coast. This community is divided into 12 small neighborhoods, all of which enjoy access to their own clubhouse with outdoor pool, patio, and spa. Members of the main Oceana neighborhood enjoy a long list of amenities such as, a woodworking shop, community garden, and dog park.

Oceana is ideal for homebuyers looking for a variety of floor plans. Homes here come in condo, attached, and single-family models. Ranging from 660 to 1,620 square feet, there are homes for many different kinds of lifestyles at Oceana.

Ocean Hills Country Club

Low $500s – Mid $800s

Known as one of the premiere active adult communities in the San Diego area, Ocean Hills Country Club is home to its very own championship 18-hole golf course spread over 350 acres. Residents here enjoy the community’s 27,000 square-foot clubhouse complete with an exercise room, photography studio, outdoor pool & spa as well as several sport courts,

The homes of Ocean Hills Country Club come in both single-family and attached models. They range from 971 to 2,808 square feet with one to three bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Most garages in the community are attached with space for two and a half cars.

This community is a great choice for homebuyers looking for a golf community with a variety of ways to stay active in their own neighborhood.

Peacock Hills

Mid $200s – High $200s

Peacock Hills is a well established community located just a few minutes from the coast. Residents here enjoy easy access to the El Corazon Senior Center which provides 27,000 square feet of interior space, including a 900 square-foot fitness center.

The attached homes of Peacock Hills are ideal for active adult homebuyers who want a residence smaller than a classic single-family home. The homes of the community range from 830 to 1,300 square feet, offering residents two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Costa Serena

Low $300 – $400s

As one of the more intimate communities in the area, Costa Serena is an ideal community for active adults looking for a tight knit community. Though this community doesn’t have a clubhouse, it is a picturesque neighborhood with ample space for walking and jogging.

The attached homes of Costa Serena range from 827 to 1,350 square feet and offer two or three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage.

Homebuyers looking for a smaller community centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles would enjoy life at Costa Serena.


High $300s – Mid $400s

Pacifica is a 55+ community composed of 223 attached and single-family homes. This community is suited for active adult homebuyers looking for a quaint atmosphere with classic amenities.

Residents of Pacifica enjoy the community’s clubhouse, complete with an exercise room, library, and billiards room. Outdoors, homeowners can take advantage of the community’s pool and patio, tennis courts, picnic and barbecue areas, and shuffleboard courts.

The single-family and attached homes range from 1,100 to 1,600 square feet and have two bedrooms and bathrooms, with an attached two-car garage. These homes provide a low maintenance lifestyle to residents in a charming Oceanside community.

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