Discover North County’s Best Coastal Communities

Discover North County’s Best Coastal Communities

  • 04/6/22
One of the best things about living in North County San Diego is our close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! But what’s even better is that you can choose to live in one of these amazing communities. Imagine if you could walk out your front door and within minutes be strolling in the sand admiring the sunset. Studies have even shown that living close to the beach is good for your health in many different ways. So if you’re on the hunt for a coastal paradise, then consider one of these wonderful communities.


As the name implies, Oceanside snuggles up to the Pacific coast at the north end of North County. This community is the quintessential laid-back beach town and is an incredible place to live, work, and play. Here you’ll experience moderate weather year-round with mild coastal breezes and loads of negative ions to boost your well-being. The city boasts the longest wooden pier on the west coast and plenty of beach activities such as surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, and beach volleyball. It’s a great place to raise a family because it has an excellent school system. There’s also a wide variety of real estate available in many different styles and price points.

Rancho Del Oro

Located within the city of Oceanside, Rancho Del Oro is a prestigious neighborhood situated southeast of downtown. Often described as the “heart of Oceanside”, this development features gorgeous new homes and many opportunities to spend leisure time on the beach, in the parks, and on the hiking trails nearby. You’ll find every kind of real estate here, from studio apartments to custom estates with ocean views. Most of the homes here were built in the 1980s and 1990s.


Just south of Oceanside is the charming community of Carlsbad. This city also caters to those who enjoy a relaxed beach vibe. Carlsbad is a close-knit city with seven miles of beaches and abundant opportunities to swim, surf, or boogie board. It also features many world-class attractions. Spend the afternoon with the kids at LEGOLAND California, located in the heart of Carlsbad. Or feel all your cares melt away at the Carlsbad Flower Fields where you can immerse yourself in 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers in the spring. Carlsbad is a great place for families with excellent schools and a wide variety of real estate choices.

Lake San Marcos

Finally, while it isn’t located on the Pacific, the residents of Lake San Marcos still enjoy waterfront living. This resort-style community is nestled around a gorgeous lake that offers many recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. While there are retirement and age-restricted communities in Lake San Marcos, it is also a popular place for families and has plenty to entice people of all ages. There’s a variety of real estate in Lake San Marcos, with some living here year-round and others owning vacation homes.

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Would you like to learn about these amazing coastal communities? Then contact the Clark & Gilman Team at (760) 758-1211 or email! We’re a name you can trust…since 1978! Contact us today for exceptional service from an exceptional team!

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