Oceanside 1Oceanside is a city located in the San Diego metropolitan area. Currently home to over 183,000 residents, Oceanside is the third-largest city in San Diego County, and is located just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

The area that became Oceanside was first settled by Spanish missionaries in the late 18th century; the mission they built in the area is still standing and is an historical landmark in Oceanside. Farming and other agricultural endeavors were the founding basis of the city’s economy, though that has changed over the past century and a half or so.

Tourism today is a big part of the city’s economy, and by extension retail services; the city serves as a major vacation area for wealthy Californians and its cooler-than-expected climate makes it ideal for summer and winter vacationing.

Basic Facts About Oceanside

  • Current population: 183,000
  • Current mayor: Jim Wood
  • Total area: 42 sq mi
  • Official website: http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/
  • Located in: San Diego County
  • Founded in: 1888 (incorporated)
  • Zip codes: 92049, 92050-92052, 92054, 92056-92058
  • Area codes: 442, 760

Auto Transport Tips to and from Oceanside

Oceanside, as it stands, is located kind of in the middle of nowhere. It is not uncommon, however, for auto shippers to run routes to and from Oceanside due to the fact that Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton literally borders the city’s northern limits. There are literally thousands of people working and living in Camp Pendleton and the surrounding cities, including Oceanside, so auto transportation to and from the city is not unheard of.

The fact that it sits along Interstate 5 also helps tremendously; however, it sits roughly 50 miles north of San Diego proper, which can be both a good and bad thing depending on where your shipper is coming from. The interstate going right through Oceanside definitely helps because that’s what auto transport companies tend to stick to, as they pass through most every major metro area in the country.

Plenty of auto shippers run routes up and down Interstate 5, and there are some that service exclusively cities along the route. Many auto shippers use pre-planned routes that have a high number of customers at every stop in order to maximize profits, but there are always routes that only a few trucks run. You need to talk to your auto transport representative about where Oceanside falls on that particular scale; they’ll be able to give you time-sensitive specifics such as the state of carrier locations across southern California and more.

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