El Cajon Real Estate

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Community Profile

The largest city in the East County region, El Cajon is located in a valley amongst mountains from where it took its name: El Cajon means "the box" in Spanish. Home to over 100,000 residents, the area measures roughly 15 square miles in size. Residents find El Cajon attractive because of its warm temperature, rich history, plenty of outdoor activities, exemplary schools, and modern amenities including an airport—Gillespie Field.

El Cajon Real Estate

Buyers pining for a more simple life in East County, San Diego, should consider setting down family roots in El Cajon. The area has plenty of good neighborhoods to choose from including Granite Hills on The Hill, North Central, Brookhurst Estates, and East Lexington. Granite Hills on The Hill is attractive to residents who prefer a slower pace of life with a small nightlife. North Central and East Lexington are some of the bigger communities that largely feature middle-aged adults with younger children. Meanwhile, older couples tend to prefer the smaller community of Brookhurst Estates.

El Cajon homes for sale combine eye-catching designs and decorative textures to create an inspiring blend of real estate. Luxury homes stand alongside Classic Colonials showcasing various continental-revival styles. Buyers have their choice of spacious lots with large comfortable hopes, all at an affordable price throughout El Cajon real estate.

Educational Opportunities in El Cajon

Thanks to its top-rated school district, El Cajon has two dozen elementary schools, six middle schools, and six high schools. There are also many good private schools to pick from in the area including Del Rey Schools, Vanguard Preparatory School, Pacific Independent Education, and Foothills Christian Academy. Additionally, El Cajon is home to five colleges including Cuyamaca College, San Diego Christian College, and Grossmont College.

Jobs in El Cajon

The majority of employment opportunities in El Cajon are available in health care, retail, food service, and social assistance. Top employers in the area include:

  • GKN Aerospace Chem-Tronics
  • The Cajon Valley Union School District
  • Country Hills Health Care & Rehabilitation Center
  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College
  • The Home Depot and Wal-Mart
  • University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors

As the hub of East County commerce, many freeways including Interstate-8, Highway 52, and Highway 67 lead to El Cajon making travels a breeze.

Parks and Recreation

You do not have to drive out long distances to pack your weekend full of fun activities as El Cajon is home to an array of recreational opportunities. The region is home to 17 parks, 2 libraries, 7 community recreation centers, as well as a performing arts center.

Some of the must-visit places in El Cajon include John F Kennedy Park which provides great outdoor recreation with its playground, skate park, and grass fields. If you're looking for a fun date night or you wish to get away for some casino gambling excitement, Sycuan Casino Resort is the ideal destination. Other top destinations in El Cajon include:

  • Uptown Jungle Fun
  • Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Harry Griffen Park
  • Mt Helix Park
  • Singing Hills Golf Course

Shopping and Entertainment

Shopping enthusiasts can indulge in some retail therapy at shopping malls such as the Grossmont Shopping Center, El Cajon Town and Country, Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center, and Parkway Plaza.

El Cajon also plays host to the most famous community even in San Diego—the Mother Goose Parade— which draws over 100,000 people. Surpassed only by the Rose Bowl Parade, it's the second oldest Parade on the West Coast. When it comes to fun events in El Cajon, the annual parade is just the tip of the iceberg.

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