Camp Pendleton - On and Off Base Information

Camp Pendleton Housing Information

Camp Pendleton Housing and Information:

Location:  Camp Pendleton is located in North San Diego County, in Southern California. The base is adjacent to the City of Oceanside, a military town, by the Main Gate in the South. The City of Fallbrook borders our base to the East, right outside the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station Gate. The City of San Clemente borders the base at the most northern part, the San Onofre area. The size of Camp Pendleton is comparable to the size of the State of Rhode Island.  

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Cost of Living:  The cost of living is high to very high in San Diego County

Base Operator:  760-725-4111 or DSN 312-365-4111

Area Population:  168,602 in Oceanside, CA with 29,100 in the nearby city of Fallbrook, CA.  Just north of San Diego, CA with a population of 2,813,833

Schools:  Children of families residing on base attend schools run by the OceansideFallbrook, and San Clemente school districts.  There are 6 elementary schools (all on base), 1 middle school, and 4 high schools.  The School Liaison Office can be reached at 760-725-6513 / 760-725-6514, (DSN) 312-365-6513.

Marine and Family Programs: MCCS 760-725-3400/760-725-6090 /1-800-253-1624, (DSN) 312-365-3400

Housing:   Nearly 6,880 on-base housing units are available for Camp Pendleton personnel. Waiting periods range from 1-16 months and may vary according to rank, family size, and area requirements.  For more information call 1-800-843-2182 or 760-725-6246, for housing area Pacific View/Stuart Mesa, call 760-763-1300, and for base housing office at San Onofre housing, call 760-725-7027.  

Personnel who wish to live in off-base housing will be permitted to do so. On the economy, the median house/condo value in Oceanside was $488,500 and median rental was $1224. Median house/condo value in Fallbrook is $575,400 and median rental is $1,085.

Base Location

PO Box 555321
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Blog Posts (See all 5 posts)

LEGOLAND California is located in Carlsbad: North County, San Diego. With over 60 rides, shows and attractions geared for kids ages 2-12, LEGOLAND is perfect for locals and tourists. We purchased an annual pass before my husband deployed and it was a great investment. Sometimes annual passes for amusement parks only get used once or twice a year, but since LEGOLAND is about 5 minutes from the front gate of Camp Pendleton, and 20-30 minutes from San Diego, it's easy to get to and makes for a great afternoon when the kids are bored. I've stopped by for a few hours after school with my son and g... read more

There are very few rainy days in San Diego. Whether it's raining, a rare very hot day or just time for indoor fun, San Diego has plenty of options for kids indoor play, while parents can relax with a cup of joe. Each of these places offer some serious fun for kids of all ages, classes and camps. They all offer a café for snacks and beverages and seating where mom can watch her children while enjoying some much needed coffee. (Socks are required at all the play areas!) 1. Kid Ventures is a kids indoor play center withtwo locations in Chula Vista and Pacific Beach. Kid Ventures offer camps, a p... read more

If you are a dog lover, you will love being stationed at Camp Pendleton! San Diego County is very dog friendly and there are many places that you can take your best furry friend! San Diego dog friendly places range from beaches and parks to hotels and restaurants. This post highlights my favorite dog park and beach in North County Adopt a Dog from Oceanside SPCA My husband and I adopted our fur baby, Jonas, at the Oceanside SPCA . If you are looking to get a dog, I definitely recommend visiting the SPCA and rescuing one of their dogs. They have a variety of breeds and you can have a “play dat... read more

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