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Ocean Beach began its life as a resort community in 1887.  The first lots were sold at a mussel roast held on the beach by developers Billy Carlson and Frank Higgins.  Land values evaporated in the real estate bust of the 1890s and the fledgling town almost died.  Developer David Collier however had faith and continued to promote the area adding electricity, a streetcar line and some paved streets to the ocean ambiance.

The 1920 brought more tourists and residents began to settle permanently as home construction increased.  The area thrived until the crash of 1929 again reduced land values and slowed growth.  World War II revived interest in Ocean Beach and the 1950s saw growth really take off as homes were built in the hills surrounding the area.

The development of Mission Bay and the subsequent rerouting of roads and the opening of I-5 isolated Ocean Beach and made it less of a tourist destination.  OB residents didn’t mind and revel in their hometown environment.

The area attracted the “hippie” element in the 60s, many of whom stayed to open businesses and became the entrepreneurs of the 70s and 80s.  In the 90s, OB has become known for its fishing pier and Dog Beach.  It is still a laid back enclave with boutiques and antiques stores attracting shoppers along Newport Avenue.
Collier Park & Recreation Center and Robb Field, officially a part of Mission Bay Park, are always jumping with softball, soccer or Frisbee football games. Close by is the San Diego Sports Arena, home to the San Diego Gulls hockey team and the Sockers soccer team, as well as concerts and the Kobey Swap Meet.

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