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El Cajon

San Diego suburb relishes access to various amenities.

  • Diverse
  • Convenient
  • Vibrant
  • Mountain Views
  • Commuter

Located in a valley surrounded by mountains, El Cajon is named after the Spanish phrase for “the box,” referring to the boxed-in nature of the valley which the city inhabits. About 15 miles east of San Diego, El Cajon is convenient to I-8 and all that San Diego has to offer.

El Cajon is also near Mission Trails Regional Park, Harry Griffen Park, and Viegas Arena. However, the city has its own amenities that make it most notable. Renting in El Cajon affords you the opportunity to peruse over 170 stores at Parkway Plaza, watch the annual Air Show San Diego event at Gillespie Field, try your luck at Sycuan Casino, and catch some air at Kennedy Skate Park. You’ll also have access to the many regular events held in Downtown El Cajon, such as the weekly Cajon Classic Cruise, the summertime Dinner and a Concert Series, the annual HauntFest, America on Main, and the famous Mother Goose Parade.

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As of December 2017, the average apartment rent in El Cajon, CA is $939 for a studio, $1,183 for one bedroom, $1,405 for two bedrooms, and $1,744 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in El Cajon has increased by 4.4% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 395 $939
1 BR 627 $1,183
2 BR 864 $1,405
3 BR 1,050 $1,744


59 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
38 Transit Score® Some Transit
62 Bike Score® Bikeable


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Condos for Rent in El Cajon, CA

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