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Starting at $1,403
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Parkway Club Apartments
1237 Graves Ave
Bostonia, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,403
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
3 Bedrooms
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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 $1,425
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Monterey Apartments
1005 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
Recently renovated community. Access to I-8 and I-67 and public transportation. Smoke-free community. Updated kitchens with granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. On-site parking and grill area.
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Starting at $2,795
Updated 1 hr ago
651 Galena St
651 Galena St
El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
Starting at $1,650
Updated 17 hrs ago
1499 Broadway, #9
1499 Broadway, #9
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $1,375
Updated 4 days ago
800 North Mollison Ave UNIT 51
800 North Mollison Ave UNIT 51
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,375
Starting at $1,525
Updated 5 days ago
589 N. Johnson Avenue #252
589 N. Johnson Avenue #252
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
Starting at $2,800
Updated 8 days ago
784 Applewood
784 Applewood
El Cajon, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
Starting at $1,595
Updated 29 days ago
200 Chambers St #8
200 Chambers St #8
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
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Starting at $1,801
Updated 3 hrs ago
Alterra at Grossmont Trolley Apartments
8727 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,801
2 Bedrooms
$2,322
Peaceful community just steps from the Grossmont Trolley Station and close to Grossmont Shopping Center, Interstate 8 and Highway 125. Units have French doors, double sinks and modern kitchens.
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Starting at $1,655
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Park Pointe Rancho San Diego
2450 Hilton Head Pl
Rancho San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,655
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
3 Bedrooms
$2,590
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 $2,108
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Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,108
2 Bedrooms
$2,246
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 $1,600
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Santee Villas
10445 Mast Blvd
Santee, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
Lush lawns and charming architecture. Apartments have double sink in kitchen and stackable washer/dryer. Minutes to Highway 52, where many restaurants and night spots can be found. Short drive to Mission Trails Regional Park.
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Starting at $1,395
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Navajo Bluffs
6575 Jaffe Ct
San Diego, CA
Studio
$1,395
1 Bedroom
$1,733
2 Bedrooms
$1,924
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 $1,539
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Summit Park Village
8563 Lake Murray Blvd
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,539
2 Bedrooms
$1,766
Residents of this community have easy access to Navajo Shopping Center and hiking on Cowles Mountain. Property amenities include a fitness center, spa, pool and night patrol. Apartments feature large closets, window coverings and patios/balconies.
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Starting at $1,399
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Shadow Point Apartments
9830 Dale Ave
Spring Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,399
2 Bedrooms
$1,733
Boasting 24-hour availability, a fitness center, pool and on-site parking, this community has plenty of amenities. Apartment features include large closets, window coverings and patios/balconies. Plaza Rancho and Estrella County Park are both nearby.
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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
2 Bedrooms
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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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Starting at $1,897
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Parc One
320 Town Center Pkwy
Santee, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,897
2 Bedrooms
$2,284
3 Bedrooms
$2,633
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 $1,730
Updated 14 hrs ago
eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,730
2 Bedrooms
$2,070
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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Starting at $1,195
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Twin Palms
12571 Laurel Street
Lakeside, CA
1 Bedroom
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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 $1,125
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Summit Park
868 S Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,125
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Units include air conditioners and additional storage. Residents can enjoy on-site amenities such as laundry, pool, and BBQ area. Conveniently situated near I-8 with proximity to Harry Griffen Regional Park.
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Starting at $1,375
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Ashwood A Apartments I
10112 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,375
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 $1,885
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Villa Capri
4508 3rd St
La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,885
Fully-equipped kitchens have microwaves and garbage disposal. Spacious walk-in closets and extra storage. Hang out in the recreation room or at the BBQ area. Located near freeway and bus route.
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Starting at $1,200
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Anza Manor
322 S Anza St
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Located just minutes from convenient shopping and award-winning schools. Units feature bathtubs, fully equipped kitchens, and wood-style flooring. Community is landscaped and has a picnic area with a BBQ grill.
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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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