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    Camp Pendleton, CA Local Information

    Camp Pendleton is located in San Diego County, California, near the city of Oceanside, which has a population of about 170,000. Other nearby communities within half an hour are Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, and San Clemente. Slightly further out, within a 40-50 minute drive, are the cities of Escondido, San Marcos, and Temecula.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Oceanside area ranges from $918 to $1,464 per month, with a median of about $1,162 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Oceanside is about $429,700, compared to $370,900 for California.

    Short Description of the Area: The base is about 40 miles north of San Diego and 80 miles south of Los Angeles. Oceanside is the 3rd largest city in San Diego County and is located directly south of Pendleton. Oceanside makes up a tri-city area with Carlsbad, population 106,900, and Vista, population 93,900.

    Climate and Weather: The Camp Pendleton area experiences a semi-arid climate with only about 23 days a year of 0.1 inches of rain or more. The hottest months are from June to September, with August's average high around 72.3 degrees Fahrenheit. The colder months are from November to February. December's average is the coldest at 55 degrees. The most rain is from January to March, with 12.5 inches of annual precipitation. Earthquakes are not as frequent in this area when compared to California as a whole, however they are more common than in the rest of the country.