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Starting at $1,491
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Parkway Club Apartments
1237 Graves Ave
Bostonia, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,491
2 Bedrooms
$1,681
3 Bedrooms
$2,104
Situated in a quiet residential area with access to shopping malls, schools and grocery stores. All-electric kitchens for easy entertaining. On-site laundry, BBQ/grill area and swimming pool and hot tub.
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Starting at $1,400
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East Bradley Village
241 E Bradley Ave
Bostonia, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Conveniently located near the intersection of East Bradley Avenue and the San Vicente Freeway, close to shopping and dining. New wood floors along with private patios/balconies. Laundry room and BBQ area available to residents.
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Starting at $1,456
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Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,456
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
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Starting at $1,400
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Coleen Court
930 Coleen Ct
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Easy access to I-8 for commuting to Greater San Diego. Large two-bedroom apartments with many amenities including air conditioning, kitchen appliances, ceiling fans, and wood-style flooring. Courtyard and on-site laundry.
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Starting at $1,375
Updated 2 days ago
1386 E Madison Ave Unit 30
1386 E Madison Ave Unit 30
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,375
Starting at $2,445
Updated 3 days ago
441 Cedar Street
441 Cedar Street
El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,445
Starting at $2,500
Updated 4 days ago
308 Fiesta Lane
308 Fiesta Lane
El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Starting at $2,400
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1298 Tangerine St
1298 Tangerine St
El Cajon, CA
5 Bedrooms
$2,400
Starting at $1,350
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210 Chambers St #9
210 Chambers St #9
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,350
Starting at $1,675
Updated 10 days ago
1045 Peach Avenue #33
1045 Peach Avenue #33
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
Starting at $1,550
Updated 16 days ago
8731 Graves Ave #26
8731 Graves Ave #26
Santee, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
Starting at $1,500
Updated 17 days ago
440 Jamacha Rd Apt B
440 Jamacha Rd Apt B
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $2,445
Updated 18 days ago
441 Cedar St
441 Cedar St
El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,445
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Starting at $1,705
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Park Pointe Rancho San Diego
2450 Hilton Head Pl
Rancho San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,705
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
Furnished apartments with stainless steel name-brand appliances in a complex offering a pool, hot tub and gym equipped with both resistance and cardio equipment. Just off Route 54.
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Starting at $1,484
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Navajo Bluffs
6575 Jaffe Ct
San Diego, CA
Studio
$1,484
1 Bedroom
$1,694
2 Bedrooms
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Just off Highway 125. Park-like setting near shopping. On-site amenities include large pool, gym, hot tub, grill area, and laundry. Walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and patios or balconies in each unit.
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Starting at $1,561
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The Woods Apartments
480 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,561
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Starting at $1,516
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Carlton Heights Villas
9705 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,516
2 Bedrooms
$1,907
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Starting at $1,745
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eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,745
2 Bedrooms
$2,035
Near Parkway Middle School, Northmont Park and Highway 125. Modern community with on-site amenities such as a pool, gym and basketball court. Balconies and patios on suites. In-unit laundry and updated appliances throughout.
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Starting at $1,475
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Elán Avante Apartment Homes
8515 Chloe Ave
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,475
2 Bedrooms
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Gated community minutes away from Grossmont Center. Spacious apartments homes with designer amenities, private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Full-time emergency maintenance and friendly on-site staff. Launch facility, open parking and available carports.
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Twin Palms
12571 Laurel Street
Lakeside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,150
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
3 Bedrooms
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One-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes located just off the 67 freeway and close to shopping and restaurants. Community has a swimming pool and spa. Units feature A/C, ceiling fans and dishwasher.
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Starting at $1,752
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Parc One
320 Town Center Pkwy
Santee, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,752
2 Bedrooms
$1,942
3 Bedrooms
$2,595
Convenient access to the San Vicente Freeway. Apartments with wood-style floors, granite counters, deluxe appliances and full-sized washers and dryers in a community boasting an observation platform overlooking the San Diego River.
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Starting at $1,989
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Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,989
2 Bedrooms
$2,179
Close to Highway 125 and Northmount Park. Peaceful community living includes a pool, playground, and media room. Homes feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, furniture, and a fireplace.
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Starting at $1,325
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Ashwood A Apartments I
10112 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,325
3 Bedrooms
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Gated community features a swimming pool, hot tub, parking and e-payments. Located close to the I-67 freeway and public transportation. Units feature walk-in closets, dishwasher, bathtubs and air conditioning.
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Starting at $1,175
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Ashwood M Apartments II
10112 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,175
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One-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes feature lots of light and a range of different floor plans. Community has swimming pools, spas and assigned parking. Located close to I-67 and public transportation.
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City GuideBostonia

Bostonia occupies an area that was originally part of the historic Rancho Santa Monica land grant, a major land grant made in the 1700s to the Roman Catholic Church to establish the missions. Each was a day's walk from another, all the way up the coast of California -- an attempt to peacefully settle the region under Spanish rule.

One of the good things about the Spaniards was that they brought horses back to the New World. One of the not-so-good things was that they enslaved the natives who were originally living on the land. Nicknamed "el cajon" or the "big box" because of the nature of the valley in which it nestled, the land grant was sited on maps, as simply "cajon." Bostonia is an unincorporated neighborhood in the northeastern corner of El Cajon, inland from San Diego, CA. It's made up of most of unincorporated El Cajon north of Broadway and east of State Rout 67 and a small area west of State Route 67.

Moving to Bostonia
The median rental rates in Bostonia are somewhat less than the California average but substantially greater than the national average. Rental properties are spacious with mostly2bedroomapartments for rent. You can occasionally find serviced apartments for rent.

If you want to live here, start your search now. It may take a while because places to rent are in demand. Six weeks or longer out from your proposed move-in date isn't too early to find an apartment to call home. You'll probably have better luck at securing something if you start searching towards the end of the Spring semester or during the summer before the fall semester. There are several colleges in the area and there's a lot of student and family migration at that time. Also a lot of partying...

You'll need your credit score, a letter verifying employment and salary and a copy of your last paycheck stub to secure a townhouse for rent in Bostonia, a cashier's check or bank check for rent and a security deposit. Bringing your pet? Bring more money for a deposit.

Neighborhoods

Bostonia has a 75 livability score, high for California and the country. Favorite areas are to the west of the center of Bostonia in La Mesa, which will have a higher rent rate, or south of the

Kumeeyaay Highway towards northern El Cajon, where rents, although not bargain basement, will be less. Be aware that mail sent to all parts of Bostonia is addressed to El Cajon. So you will basically be living in El Cajon, no matter where you are in Bostonia.

Living in Bostonia

Revel in History

Bostonia is in San Diego's back yard. The area dates back to Spanish and then Mexican colonial times and has some fantastic regional museums highlighting the history of the relationship between Mexico and early California. Old Town San Diego is not far away and has a number of reconstructed historic buildings, now being used as shops, restaurants, and hotels. You can find a variety of Mexican crafts, old-time horehound candy, and terrific restaurants - this is a place you'll come back to over and over again (and you'll likely bring your friends, too)!

The Heritage of the Americas Museum is in El Cajon, and features a wide variety of historical to anthropological exhibits all found in the region. Also, San Diego's nearby harbor is home to 19th century sailing tallships as well as Naval submarines, yacht races, and even a battleship or two. Oh yeah - and there's always the San Diego Zoo and Sea World, too.

Shopping and Dining

Most restaurants and services in Bostonia spread out along Magnolia Avenue. You'll find the basics you'll need like grocery (there are 20 within a mile of the downtown area) and hardware stores but you'll probably want to head to the fun shopping in San Diego to do your shop-til-you-drop days.

A Handful of Wildflowers in La Mesa is one of those unique shops that satisfy your inner magpie. Colorful and one-of-a-kind gifts and classes in glass fusing make it an unequivocal success for a girls' day out. And the owner supports the local artists -- a bonus for anyone who has aspired to become a patron of the arts.

Kip's Caf is a neighborhood standard. It's technically in Winter Gardens, just to the north east of Bostonia, but only by a few minutes drive. This Asian restaurant offers all kinds of ways to make your dining pleasant. Eat in, take out, or delivery. Sweet and sour chicken, cream cheese wontons, egg rolls, and more all are served in generous portions. Kip's cafe serves up good food and is a little more authentic than Panda Express.

Rana's Mexico City Cuisine puts most taco shops to shame. The dcor is quirky and fun and the steaks are cooked to perfection. The delicious food is spicy, flavorful, and prepared with care. Despite the name, Rana's does not serve only Mexico City cuisine but has dishes from all over the region. And if they tell you a dish is hot -- believe them!

The Great Outdoors

Bostonia and San Diego environs was made for being out of doors. Beaches are clean and close by. Roller skating the sidewalks is still doable. Beautiful Balboa Park is perfect for picnicking, bike riding or wandering the Museums and art galleries housed there.

Getting Around

Bostonia is just off of Interstate 8 so you can easily get to all the surrounding areas. At 29 minutes, Bostonia commuters have an equal trip to most Californians and about 11% longer than the National average. Most people drive their own cars or carpool with colleagues. The closest Amtrak Stations is about 13.3 miles from Bostonia's center. San Diego International Airport connects you to the rest of the world.

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