Finding Apartments for Rent in El Cajon, CA
El Cajon, California sits in part of San Diego on the eastern side of the city and closer to the mountains and is home to approximately 101,500 residents. The area is fairly young and predominantly family-oriented, with the average age of the resident in the mid-30s.
Top Neighborhoods in El Cajon, CA
Granite Hills is a nicer choice among the alternatives available as well as Shadow Mountain. Chase is also a neighborhood to look at if considering a move into the area. As one will notice, the better areas are on the outside of El Cajon rather than in the center. For those studying the area around Grossmont College is also worth looking into as well. Rounding out the list of good neighborhoods includes Fletcher Hills, Mount Helix and Rancho San Diego as well.
Transportation Options in El Cajon, CA
The city and area of El Cajon is pretty much a car driver's region. Interstate 8 is the major artery running from west to east and often serving as the main commuter route for those working downtown or near the coast. There is a minimal level of public transport via city buses, but their schedules are spread out and not the most reliable for regular use.
Weather in El Cajon, CA
El Cajon's weather is typical Southern California arid and temperate. During the summer the heat can range up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and during the winter the average lows are in 40s and 50s. A mild amount of rain occurs in the early spring, but the area is fairly rugged mountain desert and flatland arid areas in the valleys. There is a lot of comparison to the Mediterranean climate for the El Cajon and San Diego area.
Shopping in El Cajon, CA
Parkway Plaza is one of the main nexus locations for retail shopping and commerce. Located on the west side of El Cajon, Parkway sits right at the split of Interstate 8 and the San Clemente Freeway heading north. The facility is a standard indoor shopping mall with all the major retail names on two floors. There is also an old-fashioned merry-go-round for the kids for some easy entertainment and bit of a parental break.
Cultural Attractions in El Cajon, CA
Because El Cajon is in the the San Diego basin, it enjoys the same benefit of all the area with the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. The venue attracts many of the biggest names in music entertainment every year. The only issue is that when the show is over the venue can be a bit difficult to get out of. Traffic jams can take up to a hour or two to get back to the highway. For those who don't want to travel, there's a Best Western hotel right next to the highway which makes it easier to enjoy a late night concert.
Nightlife in El Cajon, CA
El Cajon has its share of evening restaurants and bars. There is also plenty of local sports with high schools and local leagues in soccer, baseball and basketball. There is very little in the way of night entertainment and night club dancing venues, however. Most of those establishments are found in downtown San Diego instead. There are a few music venues, either in a tribal casino or restaurant/bar facility, but they are scattered and less than five.View Apartments in El Cajon, California
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