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Oceanside City

San Diego County, California

Oceanside City Hall is located at 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.
Phone: 760‑435‑4500.


Incorporated in 1888, the City of Oceanside is one of the oldest cities in the region. The community's European history began almost 100 years prior to incorporation with the establishment of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia. Since incorporation, the City has continued to grow at a substantial rate, creating the third largest city in the region in both population and geographic size as of the year 2000. As the community continues to grow and change, the City needs to plan how to address and direct growth within the City. [1]

It was described in 1939 as "a residential town, beach resort and agricultural distributing point. Its early inhabitants were composed largely of a group of English gentry who had first settled in the San Luis Rey Valley, four miles inland. [2]

  1. Oceanside General Plan, 2002, www.ci.oceanside.ca.us, accessed August, 2013
  2. Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, California: A Guide to the Golden State, American Guide Series, Hastings House, Publishers, New York, 1939.

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