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3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in El Cajon, CA - 52 Rentals available

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El Cajon, CA Demographics

  • Total Population173,091
  • Female 87,308
    Male 85,783
  • Median Age34.8

Average Rent in El Cajon, CA

  • El Cajon, CA Average Rental Price, February 2019$1,518/mo

El Cajon, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7001%
  • $701-$1,0001%
  • $1,001-$1,50055%
  • $1,501-$2,00035%
  • > $2,0009%

El Cajon, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jan / 2016 May / 2016 Sept / 2016 Jan / 2017 May / 2017 Sept / 2017 Jan / 2018 May / 2018 Feb / 2019
El Cajon, CA $1,275 $1,314 $1,367 $1,378 $1,417 $1,434 $1,450 $1,450 $1,518
National $1,290 $1,319 $1,334 $1,329 $1,354 $1,366 $1,366 $1,381 $1,396
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Average rent is projected to grow by 4% in 2018 compared to 2017.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 920199202092021

Check out the average rent prices in El Cajon by neighborhood.

El Cajon, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households56,135
  • Family 40,875
    Non-family 15,261
  • Children 20,847
    No Children 35,288
  • Average People Per Household3.01
  • Median Household Income$54,154
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,322

El Cajon, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School7%
  • Some High School35%
  • Some College30%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree14%
  • Graduate Degree6%
  • Most Expensive 3 Bedroom Apartment

    Parkway Club $1,439 - $2,956
  • Cheapest 3 Bedroom Apartment

    South Anza $1,075 - $1,575

Renting a 3 bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA

With 51 apartments in El Cajon, CA, it can be hard finding just the right 3 bedroom apartment. Before you even start thinking about size, price and features, you have to choose a neighborhood. And that’s no easy task, considering that, depending on the area, you get a wide range of rentals in El Cajon, CA, from very cheap to very expensive. Then you also have to factor in the distance to work, kindergarten and/or school. It’s an important decision, as most likely you’re going to spend the next couple of years in this apartment with your family. You are not just searching for an apartment to live in, you’re searching for a home. The internet is supposed to help, but it only confuses you further with redundant lists of things you should pay attention to. We know the feeling very well. Let us give you just one piece of advice: take the rational path and get your priorities right. The only person who knows what type of apartment you need is you. Create a mental or written list of things you absolutely cannot live without, filter accordingly. If a balcony or a garage is absolutely crucial, then head on to the filters section and check the ones you want. This way you will save time by skipping the apartments that don’t meet your criteria.

Is choosing a cheap apartment worth it?

There are certainly plenty of options among our 51 available units in El Cajon, CA if you’re considering also cheap 3 bedroom apartments. But are they worth considering? Certainly. Yet, you should not get carried away with very low prices, as your decision is not affecting only you. Most probably you’re moving with a family, and for the next few years this will be the place where your children will create memories. Good or bad. Remember how much you hated staying between four walls when you were a kid? Are there any playgrounds or parks around? Neighborhood amenities are important too. Cheap apartments in El Cajon, CA have low prices mostly because of their location. Take into account your morning commute. With children morning commutes are quite long anyway, so moving to that amazing apartment in El Cajon City can quickly become a drag if it’s on the opposite end of town than your job or the oldest one’s school. That being said, cheap apartments can be really good deals, but not at any price.