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203 Apartments for rent in Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA

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10010 San Juan St. F
10010 San Juan Street
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA | Casa de Oro-Mount Helix
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1 Bedroom
$1,350
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 08:22 PM
***MOVE IN SPECIAL! $350 OFF FIRST MONTH'S RENT*** Located in a small, peaceful complex in Casa De Oro with plenty of shopping, eateries, schools and transit nearby, this 1 bed, 1 bath upstairs apartment is available now! Updated unit offers a
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Elán Avante Apartment Homes
8515 Chloe Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,675
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 06:11 PM
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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2 Units Available
Trolley Palm
4302 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,095
911 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
We are excited to announce, we are under new ownership and new management! Come check out our newly upgraded apartment homes. You will love living here. Call us today to schedule a tour of your new home!
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18 Units Available
The District
8727 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,881
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,416
1122 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
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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Camden Park
525 E Camden Ave
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,870
958 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Great location close to Interstate 8, Highway 67 and Fletcher Parkway. Units have walk-in closets, plush carpets and gas fireplaces. Community has a swimming pool, spa and gated park.
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3 Units Available
Echo Pointe
4300 Echo Ct
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$2,041
849 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
LUXURY & STYLE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION At Echo Pointe, we pride ourselves on offering apartments that you’ll be proud to call home.
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Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,910
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,420
956 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
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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Lakeview Village
3115 Sweetwater Springs Blvd
Spring Valley, CA | Spring Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,845
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
973 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:27 PM
Quiet, private community with two swimming pools, complimentary internet access, fitness center and tennis courts. Apartments feature in-home washer/dryer, designer accent walls, patio/balcony and dishwasher. Pet-friendly!
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Summit Park
868 S Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,300
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 06:20 PM
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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9 Units Available
eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,865
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,245
968 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
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.
1 Unit Available
6070 Howell
6070 Howell Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
Very nice location. Single level home with a courtyard and nice back yard. Sliding doors in front, back and master bedroom. Has new flooring, new paint. Will be ready on 12/01/2020. Tenants pay for their own utilities.
1 Unit Available
255 S 2nd St
255 South 2nd Street
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
1065 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
Wonderful upper unit with 3 full beds and 2 full baths. Plenty of space, Great kitchen with a separate dining area, small patio off the Living room. TWO parking spaces included.
1 Unit Available
2602 Sweet Springs Dr.
2602 Sweet Springs Dr
Spring Valley, CA | Spring Valley
4 Bedrooms
$3,750
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Brand New Spacious 4 bed / 3 bath House for Rent in Spring Valley, CA with View of Sweetwater Reservoir!! - Brand New Spacious House for Rent in Spring Valley, CA with View of Sweetwater Reservoir!! No One Has Lived In This Home Yet! Huge Open
1 Unit Available
8635 Mellmanor Dr C
8635 Mellmanor Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$2,635
1050 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Upgraded townhouse, private yard - Property Id: 102453 Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, townhouse features many upgrades. Cool 2 story design, great for professionals, small 4 unit complex with nice neighbors.
1 Unit Available
166 N 1st St. #17
166 North 1st Street
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,250
675 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Charming 1 Bedroom Second Floor Condo for Rent - Spacious condo with balcony. The complex features a swimming pool, assigned parking, multiple visitor parking space, BBQ, mature landscaping, quite neighborhood, gated community and dog run.
1 Unit Available
982 Billings St
982 Billings St
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Beautiful 2 bedrooms 2 full baths townhome in El Cajon. - Super wow!! Hard to find 2 bedrooms 2 full baths townhome with a long and spacious car garage and a a huge driveway. This property is very private, comes with a nice size backyard.
1 Unit Available
6157 Severin Dr
6157 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
770 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
6157 Severin Dr Available 11/29/20 2 BR/ 1 BA 770 SQFT LA MESA DUPLEX UNIT - Duplex unit in the community of La Mesa. This upstairs unit features, a kitchen with lots of counter space, and storage. The unit also features carpet and updated bathroom.
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12087 Calle de Medio #118
12087 Calle De Medio
Rancho San Diego, CA | Rancho San Diego
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
1071 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
12087 Calle de Medio #118 Available 12/11/20 COMING SOON! LOVELY RANCHO SAN DIEGO TOWNHOME WITH PRIVATE PATIO! - This end unit townhome has it all! Highly upgraded with newer kitchen cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
1 Unit Available
9320 Earl Street #44
9320 Earl Street
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,695
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
9320 Earl Street #44 Available 12/14/20 Large and bright condo in the Grossmont Village Community!! - Private, bright, and spacious single level condo! No neighbor above or below.
1 Unit Available
6177 Stanley Dr
6177 Stanley Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
720 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
6177 Stanley Dr Available 12/01/20 Beautiful 2BR/1BA Upstairs unit in La Mesa! - Newly remodeled upstairs unit with huge deck in front. This home has new tile and hardwood floors throughout.
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The Palms of La Mesa
7481 Mohawk St
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,611
649 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Nestled in a mature residential community just minutes from I-8 & accessible via the San Diego Metro Transit System, The Palms of La Mesa offers you the perfect mixture of convenience & location.
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Solstice Apartment Homes
7240 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA | College East
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,695
780 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
At Solstice Apartment Homes, you are within minutes of San Diego State University, shopping, dining, entertainment and major freeways.
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Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,537
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Welcome to Sunset Gardens located in the heart of El Cajon. We're conveniently located near schools, local parks & freeways. We are also close to popular shopping centers & restaurants.
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Cove La Mesa
7400 Parkway Dr
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,720
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,945
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Contemporary apartments with walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Enjoy an on-site pool and fitness center. Right beside I-8. Near Mission Trails Golf Course. Minutes from San Diego State University.
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City Guide

Casa de Oro-Mount Helix
"So hold on tight; stay up all night, 'cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong / By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms / I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way / There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day / You can hear 'em in the back room strummin' / So hold tight 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'" - Bruce Springsteen, "Rosalita"
"So hold on tight; stay up all night, 'cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong / By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms / I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way / There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day / You can hear 'em in the back room strummin' / So hold tight 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'" - Bruce Springsteen, "Rosalita"

It's hot, it's dry, and it's filled with delicious taco shops. Casa de Oro-Mount Helix is often overlooked (or straight up ignored) in favor of its better-known neighbor San Diego, but the quaint little town east of the port city has plenty to offer people willing to suffer the rarely crowded 10-minute drive to visit. Minimal traffic and maximal amenities make this little golden gem a great place to set up shop or home, and you can bet you'll find a deal on more than the rents--did we mention the taco shops? If food and housing aren't convincing enough, then perhaps the nearby public trolley will sway you to the light side.

The Benefits North of the Border

Mexican food is king in these parts, since the border is only a few minutes drive away, and any residents of San Diego County make the most of this fantastic location by indulging in tacos, burritos, quesadillas and chile rellenos on the regular. Casa de Oro boasts plenty of diverse cuisine options, from fish and chips shops to Thai food, but the taco shops definitely offer cheap and tasty eats at all hours.

Close to Everything

The real deal of Casa de Oro-Mount Helix rental apts is its proximity to San Diego, La Jolla, Mexico and any other destination you've actually heard of. Nobody brags about living in Casa, though there's nothing wrong with it; it's just kinda, well, nowhere. Fortunately, nowhere is close to everywhere you want to be, like the beach or the Gaslamp District. And while a car is necessary (again, welcome to Southern California, newbie), you're just a few stoplights from public transit, like the popular trolley which heads straight into the city.

Silver Linings

COMH, as we're now calling it, does have its share of rundown areas, but that keeps the places for rent delightfully affordable. But a few shady apartment buildings and shanties don't fully color the residential landscape. Big homes, charming 1 bedroom apartments for rent, and even condos with luxurious extras are plentiful. Pretty much any accommodation you can imagine is here, so don't fret overmuch about some of the less well-paved areas.

The Need to Know

Besides a love of Mexican food and a reliable vehicle, there are a few other tips for a successful move to lovely Casa de Oro-Mount Helix. First off, no one uses that full title. A simple "Casa" will probably do, or "East County." Also, this is a desert. Yes, it's relatively close to the beach, but you won't see much water falling from the sky. Pack sunscreen, flip-flops and industrial strength moisturizer; it can get downright parched in these parts. Housing is plentiful, so plan a few weeks at most to find the perfect place. You'll want an option that's close to the 94, 8 or 125 freeway.

The Benefits North of the Border
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Mexican food is king in these parts, since the border is only a few minutes drive away, and any residents of San Diego County make the most of this fantastic location by indulging in tacos, burritos, quesadillas and chile rellenos on the regular. Casa de Oro boasts plenty of diverse cuisine options, from fish and chips shops to Thai food, but the taco shops definitely offer cheap and tasty eats at all hours.

Close to Everything

The real deal of Casa de Oro-Mount Helix rental apts is its proximity to San Diego, La Jolla, Mexico and any other destination you've actually heard of. Nobody brags about living in Casa, though there's nothing wrong with it; it's just kinda, well, nowhere. Fortunately, nowhere is close to everywhere you want to be, like the beach or the Gaslamp District. And while a car is necessary (again, welcome to Southern California, newbie), you're just a few stoplights from public transit, like the popular trolley which heads straight into the city.

Silver Linings

COMH, as we're now calling it, does have its share of rundown areas, but that keeps the places for rent delightfully affordable. But a few shady apartment buildings and shanties don't fully color the residential landscape. Big homes, charming 1 bedroom apartments for rent, and even condos with luxurious extras are plentiful. Pretty much any accommodation you can imagine is here, so don't fret overmuch about some of the less well-paved areas.

The Need to Know

Besides a love of Mexican food and a reliable vehicle, there are a few other tips for a successful move to lovely Casa de Oro-Mount Helix. First off, no one uses that full title. A simple "Casa" will probably do, or "East County." Also, this is a desert. Yes, it's relatively close to the beach, but you won't see much water falling from the sky. Pack sunscreen, flip-flops and industrial strength moisturizer; it can get downright parched in these parts. Housing is plentiful, so plan a few weeks at most to find the perfect place. You'll want an option that's close to the 94, 8 or 125 freeway.

Neighborhoods

Casa de Oro is already considered a "neighborhood" of East County. It's not really a city, technically, but one of those CDP-type spots that blends with its neighbors, Spring Valley, El Cajon and La Mesa. Here's a general guide for which of the general directions would suit you best.

Near Spring Valley: It sounds green and flat and lush, but it's just another desert. Spring Valley has a mix of rental houses and apartment buildings, but mostly houses. There are fewer restaurants and amenities here, but the crossover of SV and Casa is the main drag of Casa. The apartments are less inviting, but the freeway access is great.

Near El Cajon: The mayor of El Cajon is funneling big bucks to make his city a prosperous destination for folks of all types, and Casa residents definitely benefit from that. Oodles of amenities, lots of housing options, but a heck of a lot more traffic are the result. Plus, it's a bit further away from downtown, so it's a trade-off in many ways. May be worth it if you're planning on sticking around for several years.

Near La Mesa: It's got character, farmers markets and a cutesy downtown, but it's relatively run down. It's got more going on than Spring Valley, with similar housing values, and the public transportation is very close by. Safety may be more of an issue here for some.

Neighborhoods
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Casa de Oro is already considered a "neighborhood" of East County. It's not really a city, technically, but one of those CDP-type spots that blends with its neighbors, Spring Valley, El Cajon and La Mesa. Here's a general guide for which of the general directions would suit you best.

Near Spring Valley: It sounds green and flat and lush, but it's just another desert. Spring Valley has a mix of rental houses and apartment buildings, but mostly houses. There are fewer restaurants and amenities here, but the crossover of SV and Casa is the main drag of Casa. The apartments are less inviting, but the freeway access is great.

Near El Cajon: The mayor of El Cajon is funneling big bucks to make his city a prosperous destination for folks of all types, and Casa residents definitely benefit from that. Oodles of amenities, lots of housing options, but a heck of a lot more traffic are the result. Plus, it's a bit further away from downtown, so it's a trade-off in many ways. May be worth it if you're planning on sticking around for several years.

Near La Mesa: It's got character, farmers markets and a cutesy downtown, but it's relatively run down. It's got more going on than Spring Valley, with similar housing values, and the public transportation is very close by. Safety may be more of an issue here for some.

Best of All

Casa has lots going on, and restaurants aren't the only amenities you'll have easy access to. From hippie-friendly snooty chains like Sprouts to standard markets like Albertsons to charming mom and pop shops, you won't have to travel far to find every ingredient on your list. Prefer to know your growers by their first names? Try one of the many farmers markets held nearby. Of course, it's not all about food. Thrift stores, antique shops and amusingly divey nightclubs and bars are all readily accessible too. In all honesty, though, for after hours fun you'll likely head into SD proper. Thankfully, it's close. Just another benefit of living in East County.

Best of All
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Casa has lots going on, and restaurants aren't the only amenities you'll have easy access to. From hippie-friendly snooty chains like Sprouts to standard markets like Albertsons to charming mom and pop shops, you won't have to travel far to find every ingredient on your list. Prefer to know your growers by their first names? Try one of the many farmers markets held nearby. Of course, it's not all about food. Thrift stores, antique shops and amusingly divey nightclubs and bars are all readily accessible too. In all honesty, though, for after hours fun you'll likely head into SD proper. Thankfully, it's close. Just another benefit of living in East County.

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City Guide

Casa de Oro-Mount Helix
"So hold on tight; stay up all night, 'cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong / By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms / I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way / There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day / You can hear 'em in the back room strummin' / So hold tight 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'" - Bruce Springsteen, "Rosalita"
"So hold on tight; stay up all night, 'cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong / By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms / I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way / There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day / You can hear 'em in the back room strummin' / So hold tight 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'" - Bruce Springsteen, "Rosalita"

It's hot, it's dry, and it's filled with delicious taco shops. Casa de Oro-Mount Helix is often overlooked (or straight up ignored) in favor of its better-known neighbor San Diego, but the quaint little town east of the port city has plenty to offer people willing to suffer the rarely crowded 10-minute drive to visit. Minimal traffic and maximal amenities make this little golden gem a great place to set up shop or home, and you can bet you'll find a deal on more than the rents--did we mention the taco shops? If food and housing aren't convincing enough, then perhaps the nearby public trolley will sway you to the light side.

The Benefits North of the Border

Mexican food is king in these parts, since the border is only a few minutes drive away, and any residents of San Diego County make the most of this fantastic location by indulging in tacos, burritos, quesadillas and chile rellenos on the regular. Casa de Oro boasts plenty of diverse cuisine options, from fish and chips shops to Thai food, but the taco shops definitely offer cheap and tasty eats at all hours.

Close to Everything

The real deal of Casa de Oro-Mount Helix rental apts is its proximity to San Diego, La Jolla, Mexico and any other destination you've actually heard of. Nobody brags about living in Casa, though there's nothing wrong with it; it's just kinda, well, nowhere. Fortunately, nowhere is close to everywhere you want to be, like the beach or the Gaslamp District. And while a car is necessary (again, welcome to Southern California, newbie), you're just a few stoplights from public transit, like the popular trolley which heads straight into the city.

Silver Linings

COMH, as we're now calling it, does have its share of rundown areas, but that keeps the places for rent delightfully affordable. But a few shady apartment buildings and shanties don't fully color the residential landscape. Big homes, charming 1 bedroom apartments for rent, and even condos with luxurious extras are plentiful. Pretty much any accommodation you can imagine is here, so don't fret overmuch about some of the less well-paved areas.

The Need to Know

Besides a love of Mexican food and a reliable vehicle, there are a few other tips for a successful move to lovely Casa de Oro-Mount Helix. First off, no one uses that full title. A simple "Casa" will probably do, or "East County." Also, this is a desert. Yes, it's relatively close to the beach, but you won't see much water falling from the sky. Pack sunscreen, flip-flops and industrial strength moisturizer; it can get downright parched in these parts. Housing is plentiful, so plan a few weeks at most to find the perfect place. You'll want an option that's close to the 94, 8 or 125 freeway.

The Benefits North of the Border
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Mexican food is king in these parts, since the border is only a few minutes drive away, and any residents of San Diego County make the most of this fantastic location by indulging in tacos, burritos, quesadillas and chile rellenos on the regular. Casa de Oro boasts plenty of diverse cuisine options, from fish and chips shops to Thai food, but the taco shops definitely offer cheap and tasty eats at all hours.

Close to Everything

The real deal of Casa de Oro-Mount Helix rental apts is its proximity to San Diego, La Jolla, Mexico and any other destination you've actually heard of. Nobody brags about living in Casa, though there's nothing wrong with it; it's just kinda, well, nowhere. Fortunately, nowhere is close to everywhere you want to be, like the beach or the Gaslamp District. And while a car is necessary (again, welcome to Southern California, newbie), you're just a few stoplights from public transit, like the popular trolley which heads straight into the city.

Silver Linings

COMH, as we're now calling it, does have its share of rundown areas, but that keeps the places for rent delightfully affordable. But a few shady apartment buildings and shanties don't fully color the residential landscape. Big homes, charming 1 bedroom apartments for rent, and even condos with luxurious extras are plentiful. Pretty much any accommodation you can imagine is here, so don't fret overmuch about some of the less well-paved areas.

The Need to Know

Besides a love of Mexican food and a reliable vehicle, there are a few other tips for a successful move to lovely Casa de Oro-Mount Helix. First off, no one uses that full title. A simple "Casa" will probably do, or "East County." Also, this is a desert. Yes, it's relatively close to the beach, but you won't see much water falling from the sky. Pack sunscreen, flip-flops and industrial strength moisturizer; it can get downright parched in these parts. Housing is plentiful, so plan a few weeks at most to find the perfect place. You'll want an option that's close to the 94, 8 or 125 freeway.

Neighborhoods

Casa de Oro is already considered a "neighborhood" of East County. It's not really a city, technically, but one of those CDP-type spots that blends with its neighbors, Spring Valley, El Cajon and La Mesa. Here's a general guide for which of the general directions would suit you best.

Near Spring Valley: It sounds green and flat and lush, but it's just another desert. Spring Valley has a mix of rental houses and apartment buildings, but mostly houses. There are fewer restaurants and amenities here, but the crossover of SV and Casa is the main drag of Casa. The apartments are less inviting, but the freeway access is great.

Near El Cajon: The mayor of El Cajon is funneling big bucks to make his city a prosperous destination for folks of all types, and Casa residents definitely benefit from that. Oodles of amenities, lots of housing options, but a heck of a lot more traffic are the result. Plus, it's a bit further away from downtown, so it's a trade-off in many ways. May be worth it if you're planning on sticking around for several years.

Near La Mesa: It's got character, farmers markets and a cutesy downtown, but it's relatively run down. It's got more going on than Spring Valley, with similar housing values, and the public transportation is very close by. Safety may be more of an issue here for some.

Neighborhoods
+

Casa de Oro is already considered a "neighborhood" of East County. It's not really a city, technically, but one of those CDP-type spots that blends with its neighbors, Spring Valley, El Cajon and La Mesa. Here's a general guide for which of the general directions would suit you best.

Near Spring Valley: It sounds green and flat and lush, but it's just another desert. Spring Valley has a mix of rental houses and apartment buildings, but mostly houses. There are fewer restaurants and amenities here, but the crossover of SV and Casa is the main drag of Casa. The apartments are less inviting, but the freeway access is great.

Near El Cajon: The mayor of El Cajon is funneling big bucks to make his city a prosperous destination for folks of all types, and Casa residents definitely benefit from that. Oodles of amenities, lots of housing options, but a heck of a lot more traffic are the result. Plus, it's a bit further away from downtown, so it's a trade-off in many ways. May be worth it if you're planning on sticking around for several years.

Near La Mesa: It's got character, farmers markets and a cutesy downtown, but it's relatively run down. It's got more going on than Spring Valley, with similar housing values, and the public transportation is very close by. Safety may be more of an issue here for some.

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Casa has lots going on, and restaurants aren't the only amenities you'll have easy access to. From hippie-friendly snooty chains like Sprouts to standard markets like Albertsons to charming mom and pop shops, you won't have to travel far to find every ingredient on your list. Prefer to know your growers by their first names? Try one of the many farmers markets held nearby. Of course, it's not all about food. Thrift stores, antique shops and amusingly divey nightclubs and bars are all readily accessible too. In all honesty, though, for after hours fun you'll likely head into SD proper. Thankfully, it's close. Just another benefit of living in East County.

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Casa has lots going on, and restaurants aren't the only amenities you'll have easy access to. From hippie-friendly snooty chains like Sprouts to standard markets like Albertsons to charming mom and pop shops, you won't have to travel far to find every ingredient on your list. Prefer to know your growers by their first names? Try one of the many farmers markets held nearby. Of course, it's not all about food. Thrift stores, antique shops and amusingly divey nightclubs and bars are all readily accessible too. In all honesty, though, for after hours fun you'll likely head into SD proper. Thankfully, it's close. Just another benefit of living in East County.