Oceanside California has some of the best residents and visitors! Oceanside has seen a lot of growth over the last year, with much more to come, and the locals and visitors have really come together to show their support and community spirit.
As Oceanside continues to grow, we here at Visit Oceanside were curious to know… how long our locals have been here and how many times and for how long our visitors have been traveling to Oceanside. We posted the question on our Facebook page and we received so many responses that we wanted to share just a few with you.
Our Osiders are a tight knit community made up of those who were born, transferred, and chose to transplant here. Oceanside celebrated 125 years of history in 2013 and we had the pleasure of collecting stories and memories from longtime and new residents. Oceanside is a unique beach community with great history, recreation, events, surfing, sports, art, and with our recent culinary and craft beer growth, FOOD. So when we get the opportunity to ask our locals and visitors to give us some of their Oside history, we like to pass it along.
We received responses from life long residents and new Oceanside residents. This is what some of them had to say about how long they have lived in Oceanside:
10+ Years as a Resident
Steve Kirkpatrick: Born in the old hospital on Horne street March 14,1967. And I am still here!! O’side
Tammeron Trejo-powell: Been here since 1981 love this town
Kevin Korbacher: My whole life (49 yrs.) Born at Tri City West on Horne St. a couple blocks from Oceanside High and have never lived in another city.
Sally Bickerton: Lived in they same great Oceanside home since 1976!
Raina Layne: Came for a visit 25 years ago and never left! ♡
See also: I Heart Oceanside
Less Than 10-Year Residents
Julie Swanson: Been living here since 2007, all the way from Ontario Canada
Danielle Marie: Moved here from alaska in the summer of 2012!
Rosanne Martin: Just moved here in October 2013. And there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
See also: Oceanside International Film Festival
At the California Welcome Center – Oceanside we get to talk to visitors every day and we love hearing about why they came to visit, about their time in Oceanside, and when we will see them again. Through Oceanside visitors posting on our social accounts we get to enjoy their pictures, videos, and comments about their vacation. So please keep the shares, comments, reviews, pictures, and videos coming!
Michelle Hunziker Woolstenhulme: Visited every year since 2008! Love Oceanside! Wish I could live there!
Andrew Matlock-Robinson: Growing up I visited oceanside every summer, but as an adult I’ve sadly only had the chance to visit once, however I will be there again next week.
Nancy Vinson: For 30 years, every summer, several days out of the summer, probably million
Oceanside is such an amazing place. We love hearing from our Oceanside locals and visitors. If you are looking for an artistic, outdoor vacation Oceanside is the place for you! Come for a visit and you just might want to stay forever!