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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 October 2017, the average apartment rent in El Cajon, CA is $934 for a studio, $1,167 for one bedroom, $1,411 for two bedrooms, and $1,757 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in El Cajon has increased by 4.9% in the past year.

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


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325 Wisconsin Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
$1,175 1 Bed Available 10/18/17
1286 Shari Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
$2,495 House for Rent Available Now
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