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    848 N Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021
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    2450 Hilton Head Place, El Cajon, CA 92019
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    • $2,219+
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    480 Jamacha, El Cajon, CA 92019
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    • $2,538+
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    1365 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
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    • $3,155+
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    1237 Graves Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021
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    2950 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    • $2,097+
    • $2,412+
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    1240 Petree Street, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    • $1,865+
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    • $3,023+
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    2675 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    • $2,147+
    • $2,607+
    • $3,464+
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    2000 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021
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    • $3,195+
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    532 North 1St St, El Cajon, CA 92021
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    • $2,250
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    209-15 Millar Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    1730-36 N. Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    1360 Melody Lane, El Cajon, CA 92019
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    1415 E LEXINGTON AVE, EL CAJON, CA 92019
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    10112 Ashwood St., Lakeside, CA 92040
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    10112 Ashwood Street, Lakeside, CA 92040
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    10112 Ashwood Street, Lakeside, CA 92040
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    10112 Ashwood Street, Lakeside, CA 92040
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    10112 Ashwood St., Lakeside, CA 92040
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    11085 Woodside Avenue, Santee, CA 92071
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    8712 N. Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA 92071
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    10445 Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071
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    320 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071
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Average rent in El Cajon, CA

$2,149/mo El Cajon, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in El Cajon, CA is $2,149.

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    When were prices and availability in El Cajon, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in El Cajon, CA were last updated on 1 Feb 2023.

    What are the best apartments in El Cajon, CA?

    The best apartments in El Cajon, CA are: Sunset Gardens, Park Pointe, The Woods, Canyon Run Apartments and Parkway Club.

    What is the average rent in El Cajon, CA?

    The average rent in El Cajon, CA is $2,149. Start your search for apartments in El Cajon, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA is between $1,848 and $3,115. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in El Cajon, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA is between $2,250 and $4,054. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, CA is between $2,099 and $4,816. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in El Cajon, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in El Cajon, CA?

    In El Cajon 58% of the housing is rented out compared to 42% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 14% of El Cajon’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 69% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 15% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in El Cajon, CA?

    The average age of rental buildings in El Cajon is 43 years old, with 2% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which 89% are garden-style apartment communities, 1.0% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in El Cajon, CA?

    Rental apartments in El Cajon come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1.0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 38% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 54% of all rentals in El Cajon. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to El Cajon, CA

    Located in Southern California, and just 15 miles north of the Mexican border, the city El Cajon, otherwise known as “The Big Box”, is fenced by rolling mountains and lush, green valley landscapes. As such, its residents enjoy a pleasant valley lifestyle that is still within close proximity to the beaches.

    El Cajon is the fifth largest city in San Diego County, approximately 16 miles northeast from Chula Vista, CA (home of the US Olympic Training Center), 44 miles southeast of Oceanside, CA (and its premium fishing spots), and 21 miles northeast of San Diego’s world-famous beaches.

    At the same time, El Cajon is about 25 times smaller than San Diego (with a fraction of the population), 3 times smaller than Chula Vista (which has more than double the population of El Cajon), and about 1/3rd the size of Oceanside (which has about twice as many people).

    Unlike most of California, El Cajon’s climate is extremely mild, which results in pleasant weather year-round. Summers are sunny and somewhat humid, averaging 76°F. Autumns average 69°F and has an extended period of summery weather before taking a slight dip. Winters average 56°F and never get snow. Springs are warm and agreeable, averaging 64°F.

    Tips for renting in El Cajon, CA

    If you are moving to El Cajon from San Diego to get away from the crowds, then head to Fletcher Hills. This is one of El Cajon’s quieter areas with a tightknit community. You’ll also be within close proximity to the area’s bountiful beaches and enchanting nature trails.

    Under San Diego County law, tenants are legally responsible for their guests’ behavior, and may be fined if emergency services are required on behalf of a guest. Also, if you plan to have a waterbed, know that you are legally required to have a renter’s insurance plan that covers at least $100,000 in damages.

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    El Cajon, CA demographics

    El Cajon, CA has a population of 103,249 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 52,532 of El Cajon’s residents are women and 50,717 are men. The median age of those who live in El Cajon, CA is 35.

    Living in El Cajon, CA

    If you want to know what’s it like living in El Cajon, then imagine a pleasant climate year-round, a tidy suburban atmosphere, and an abundance of recreational entertainment for an accurate depiction. They’re also three pros of moving to El Cajon. However, overcrowding from a rapid population growth is one main cons of living in El Cajon for some.

    The dense population brings with it a plethora of diversity, as evidenced by the multitude of art galleries and cultural events in the downtown area, and the clean parks in El Cajon. In 2013, El Cajon won the Achievement Award from the California Park and Recreation Society for its diverse range of parks and recreational programs. Most importantly, however, El Cajon was ranked as one of the “Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in San Diego” for 2016 based on a recent study using exemplary data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

    El Cajon, CA households

    • 23,978 Family
      9,518 Non-family
    • 13,155 Children
      20,341 No Children
    • 33,496Total Number of Households
    • 3.01Average People Per Household
    • $56,367Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 33,496 households in El Cajon, CA. 23,978 are family households and 9,518 are non-family households. There are 13,155 households with children in El Cajon and 20,341 households without children. On average, about 3.01 people live in a household in El Cajon, CA.

    Things to do in El Cajon, CA

    The city’s treasured recreational parks are the most beautiful places in El Cajon. If you’re looking for things to do with kids, then give them some skateboards (and safety pads) and hit the ramps at Kennedy Park, or bring your beloved dog to the off-leash area of Wells Park.

    For shopping, be sure to visit the boutiques in downtown El Cajon, as well as the Parkway Plaza, which has a host of department stores (such as Sears) and dining establishments–though you may be able to find cheaper goods at the local Walmart, Target, and Home Depot.

    When you get hungry, El Cajon has plenty of basic chains such as Little Caesars and Pizza Hut, but for the best restaurants in El Cajon, check out the authentic Mexican flavors at Por Favor, the Mediterranean tastes at Greek Chicken, and Wings and Things–El Cajon’s very own local chicken franchise.

    Couples’ attractions & points of interest in El Cajon include the plush seats and extra wide screens at the Regal Cinema, and the scrumptious frozen treats at the Yogurt Mill (check out the leaning tower replica while you’re there). Or, starting on the last day of September, you can join in on the sudsy fun and live music at the annual El Cajon Oktoberfest!

    Things to do

    Couples’ attractions & points of interest in El Cajon include the plush seats and extra wide screens at the Regal Cinema, and the scrumptious frozen treats at the Yogurt Mill (check out the leaning tower replica while you’re there). Or, starting on the last day of September, you can join in on the sudsy fun and live music at the annual El Cajon Oktoberfest!

    If you’re looking for free things to do, the local El Cajon animal shelter is always accepting volunteers (and you can pick up supplies at Petsmart), or freely browse the quiet and comfortable El Cajon public library. As for things with the family, start with the all-in-one bowling alley, billiards, and laser tag facilities at Parkway Bowl.

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    El Cajon, CA employment & economy

    While El Cajon is a short commute away from the manufacturing hub of San Diego, it is somewhat of a manufacturing city itself. Taylor Guitars, Whirl Wind Propellers, and Norman Motorsports all based in El Cajon. Aside from that, El Cajon enjoys a small but thriving publishing industry with Sunbelt Publications, an important economic staple since 1984.

    Education in El Cajon, CA

    El Cajon’s population benefits from a fair share of accredited academic institutions. The Grossmont College recently won a Chet DeVore award for its comprehensive athletics program, and the El Cajon Valley High School is experiencing its highest Academic Performance Index ever. The Cuyamaca College was recently named in a $2 million grant (among other local community colleges).

    El Cajon, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of El Cajon, CA is as follows: 8% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 30% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 14% have a Bachelor Degree, and 6% have a Graduate Degree.

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