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207 Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

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1 Unit Available
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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1 Unit Available
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.
Verified
7 Units Available
Ivanhoe Village
2675 Fletcher Pkwy
El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,720
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,944
1030 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,646
1300 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Ivanhoe Village Apartments offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities in a relaxing atmosphere while at home! Residents enjoy living in a peaceful and beautifully landscaped community.
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1 Unit Available
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.
1 Unit Available
200 Chambers St.
200 Chambers Street
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
925 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 09:22 PM
Located in a quiet and secured community in the heart of El Cajon, this 2 bed, 2 bath upstairs condo will be available early December! This spacious unit is located just steps away from the community pool, BBQ and picnic area.
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
589 N. Johnson Ave Unit #202
589 North Johnson Avenue
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
896 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
589 N.
1 Unit Available
1328 Naranca Avenue
1328 Naranca Avenue
El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,825
820 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1328 Naranca Avenue Available 12/08/20 Must See Charming Duplex - Must see this charming 3 bedroom duplex located in El Cajon. This home is privately fenced. The large back yard has a lot of room for kids to play.
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
888 Cherrywood Way #25
888 Cherrywood Way
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1024 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:37 AM
Great End Unit Townhouse Condo, Washer & Dryer, Pool, Pets OK - This beautiful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse condo is a split level, end unit in a quiet community, centrally located to shopping, schools & freeway access.
1 Unit Available
1421 Whitsett Drive
1421 Whitsett Drive
El Cajon, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,095
1764 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 06:28 AM
Fletcher Hills is a highly desired Area - Single Story Home 4 Bedrooms with New Carpet, 2 newly remodeled bathrooms, one with new Walk-in Tiled Shower. Large 2nd Bedroom can be used as an Office or Formal or Family living room w/ Fireplace.
1 Unit Available
1621 Hanson Lane
1621 Hanson Lane
El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1558 sqft
Last updated October 28 at 02:06 PM
1621 Hanson Lane Available 10/30/19 Spacious, lovely 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home available, Back yard and 2 car garage! - Lovely and Very Spacious 3 bedroom 2.
Results within 1 mile of El Cajon
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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.
Verified
5 Units Available
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.
Verified
5 Units Available
Navajo Bluffs
6575 Jaffe Ct
San Diego, CA | Lake Murray
Studio
$1,510
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,730
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
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.
Verified
2 Units Available
Parkway Club Apartments
1237 Graves Ave
Bostonia, CA | Bostonia
1 Bedroom
$1,445
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
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.
Verified
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.
Verified
5 Units Available
Highline
8729 Graves Ave
Santee, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,670
865 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Welcome to Highline Apartments a home that was built with everything you could want allowing you to experience comfort and luxury. Our newly renovated apartments in Santee Ca offer one and two-bedroom apartments for rent.
1 Unit Available
2248 La Cresta Road
2248 La Cresta Road
Granite Hills, CA | Granite Hills
4 Bedrooms
$3,450
2790 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
Nice large private 4 bedroom house located on approximately 2 acres with beautiful swimming pool. Nice open floor plan with large bonus room and extra office space in facility behind home. Open kitchen makes entertaining easy.
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
10235 Brightwood Ln #5
10235 Brightwood Lane
Santee, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
1411 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Beautiful 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom townhome in Santee! - Beautiful 3 bedroom 3.
1 Unit Available
1074 Sumner Ave
1074 Sumner Avenue
Bostonia, CA | Bostonia
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1100 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1074 Sumner Ave Available 12/07/20 3 bedroom 2 full bath unit in El Cajon Duplex/ apartment - This is a Duplex/ Apartment Fully Remodel Unit.
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.
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Apartment Rentals in El Cajon start at $1,250/month.
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While some El Cajon properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around El Cajon. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-San Diego, San Diego City College, San Diego Miramar College, San Diego State University, and University of San Diego.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around El Cajon. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-San Diego, San Diego City College, San Diego Miramar College, San Diego State University, and University of San Diego.

City Guide

El Cajon
Surrounded by mountains, this valley city in San Diego County is home to over 100,000 residents. Located 12 miles from San Diego, El Cajon, or “the box”, “the drawer” or “the bin” as it translates to (due to its shape), is regarded for its great climate and relaxed way of life. It is the perfect spot to settle in and get tucked away, if you will.
Surrounded by mountains, this valley city in San Diego County is home to over 100,000 residents. Located 12 miles from San Diego, El Cajon, or “the box”, “the drawer” or “the bin” as it translates to (due to its shape), is regarded for its great climate and relaxed way of life. It is the perfect spot to settle in and get tucked away, if you will.

Full of exciting things to do (the Boardwalk, Lake Murray) and a great setting to do them in, El Cajon is a middle class city based on community values and active lifestyles. Though it may not be as frequented by tourists as its big sister city, San Diego, El Cajon’s laid back attitude is its biggest selling point. The great local eateries and small sports bars are also part of the appeal of this friendly California town. Residents live here for peace of mind and prime location. Thinking of relocating? Think inside “the box.”

Embracing El Cajon - The Neighborhoods:

El Cajon is a small city but it has a few zip codes. The easiest way to classify neighborhoods/sections of the city is to use these zip codes. As with most places in California, the cost of living is a bit more expensive in El Cajon and rental costs reflect this. That being said, there is a home in El Cajon for every price range and neighborhoods are welcoming.

El Cajon (Santee, Fletcher Hills) 92020: An area where shopping, parks and entertainment are all in close proximity. Centrally located for travel/commuting purposes. As for where to lay your head at night, there are plenty of apartments to choose from—all with plenty of amenities (paid utilities, private backyards, volleyball courts, some furnished/washer and dryer in unit, heated pools) and ranging in price (two bedrooms between $925 and $1400/month depending on location). The homes in the area tend to be large, some ranch style (it’s not uncommon to have five bedrooms or more) on large pieces of land/acres. The three parks (Red Cross, Wells Park, El Cajon city park) and outdoor spaces nearby make it ideal for those who like being outdoors and leading an active lifestyle.

El Cajon (heart of the city) 92021: Located near two major freeways (67 and the 8), this part of El Cajon is an area that is increasing in popularity. Perfect for commuters, those always looking to keep busy (close to dining, shopping, nightlife options), it is a great neighborhood. The walkability in this area is great. Dwellings are generally made up of apartment complexes and single family homes (many established, many split level). Close to the San Diego trolley, for sightseeing or for entertaining the visitors you will surely get when you move. There are a plethora of apartments to choose from in this zip code, all with fantastic perks (private patios, business centers, pools) and at reasonable prices. One bedrooms start around $815.

El Cajon (Hillsdale/Rancho San Diego) 92019: Close to the downtown area, this part of El Cajon offers luxury apartment living, great mountain views and proximity to an abundance of activities (golf, parks, shopping). Many of the apartment homes here offer upgraded amenities and perks for residents ( saunas, racquetball courts, fire places, movie theatres, private garages, etc.) and the homes are typically large, newer and often Mediterranean/Spanish style (three bedrooms and up) on large lots. It is also very close to San Diego, making it ideal for day trips and commuting for work (if your job brings you to San Diego). It can be pricey, with one bedrooms starting at $1100.

Embracing El Cajon - The Neighborhoods:
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El Cajon is a small city but it has a few zip codes. The easiest way to classify neighborhoods/sections of the city is to use these zip codes. As with most places in California, the cost of living is a bit more expensive in El Cajon and rental costs reflect this. That being said, there is a home in El Cajon for every price range and neighborhoods are welcoming.

El Cajon (Santee, Fletcher Hills) 92020: An area where shopping, parks and entertainment are all in close proximity. Centrally located for travel/commuting purposes. As for where to lay your head at night, there are plenty of apartments to choose from—all with plenty of amenities (paid utilities, private backyards, volleyball courts, some furnished/washer and dryer in unit, heated pools) and ranging in price (two bedrooms between $925 and $1400/month depending on location). The homes in the area tend to be large, some ranch style (it’s not uncommon to have five bedrooms or more) on large pieces of land/acres. The three parks (Red Cross, Wells Park, El Cajon city park) and outdoor spaces nearby make it ideal for those who like being outdoors and leading an active lifestyle.

El Cajon (heart of the city) 92021: Located near two major freeways (67 and the 8), this part of El Cajon is an area that is increasing in popularity. Perfect for commuters, those always looking to keep busy (close to dining, shopping, nightlife options), it is a great neighborhood. The walkability in this area is great. Dwellings are generally made up of apartment complexes and single family homes (many established, many split level). Close to the San Diego trolley, for sightseeing or for entertaining the visitors you will surely get when you move. There are a plethora of apartments to choose from in this zip code, all with fantastic perks (private patios, business centers, pools) and at reasonable prices. One bedrooms start around $815.

El Cajon (Hillsdale/Rancho San Diego) 92019: Close to the downtown area, this part of El Cajon offers luxury apartment living, great mountain views and proximity to an abundance of activities (golf, parks, shopping). Many of the apartment homes here offer upgraded amenities and perks for residents ( saunas, racquetball courts, fire places, movie theatres, private garages, etc.) and the homes are typically large, newer and often Mediterranean/Spanish style (three bedrooms and up) on large lots. It is also very close to San Diego, making it ideal for day trips and commuting for work (if your job brings you to San Diego). It can be pricey, with one bedrooms starting at $1100.

Moving Tips:

Many apartments in the area pay for all or some utilities, so while the rent may seem steep it could actually include all of your basic needs.

Moving to town and need a roommate? Some complexes offer a matching service for you. Inquire with the leasing office.

Moving Tips:
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Many apartments in the area pay for all or some utilities, so while the rent may seem steep it could actually include all of your basic needs.

Moving to town and need a roommate? Some complexes offer a matching service for you. Inquire with the leasing office.

Cars Rule in El Cajon-Transportation:

El Cajon is, for the most part, a driving town. Residents here rely on their own set of wheels to get around. Interstate 8 runs all the way to the edge of the state (the Pacific Ocean) and can take drivers to San Diego in no time. It also connects with the 67, which brings drivers north and the 125, which can connect drivers to routes going to Mexico. Other local roads include 54, which connects Interstate 5 to the city and can bring drivers in and around the surrounding areas.

Public transportation isn’t unheard of around El Cajon though. An Amtrak station is located nearby and a bus service serves residents, as well. There is also a trolley station with a stop located in El Cajon that takes visitors and residents throughout the San Diego area, with various stops along the way.

The appeal of El Cajon is that it is a growing city without the ego of a growing city. It offers amazing views, a great lifestyle and a prime location for those who seek a quaint place to call home. Load up the moving truck and find yourself in El Cajon.

Cars Rule in El Cajon-Transportation:
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El Cajon is, for the most part, a driving town. Residents here rely on their own set of wheels to get around. Interstate 8 runs all the way to the edge of the state (the Pacific Ocean) and can take drivers to San Diego in no time. It also connects with the 67, which brings drivers north and the 125, which can connect drivers to routes going to Mexico. Other local roads include 54, which connects Interstate 5 to the city and can bring drivers in and around the surrounding areas.

Public transportation isn’t unheard of around El Cajon though. An Amtrak station is located nearby and a bus service serves residents, as well. There is also a trolley station with a stop located in El Cajon that takes visitors and residents throughout the San Diego area, with various stops along the way.

The appeal of El Cajon is that it is a growing city without the ego of a growing city. It offers amazing views, a great lifestyle and a prime location for those who seek a quaint place to call home. Load up the moving truck and find yourself in El Cajon.

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City Guide

El Cajon
Surrounded by mountains, this valley city in San Diego County is home to over 100,000 residents. Located 12 miles from San Diego, El Cajon, or “the box”, “the drawer” or “the bin” as it translates to (due to its shape), is regarded for its great climate and relaxed way of life. It is the perfect spot to settle in and get tucked away, if you will.
Surrounded by mountains, this valley city in San Diego County is home to over 100,000 residents. Located 12 miles from San Diego, El Cajon, or “the box”, “the drawer” or “the bin” as it translates to (due to its shape), is regarded for its great climate and relaxed way of life. It is the perfect spot to settle in and get tucked away, if you will.

Full of exciting things to do (the Boardwalk, Lake Murray) and a great setting to do them in, El Cajon is a middle class city based on community values and active lifestyles. Though it may not be as frequented by tourists as its big sister city, San Diego, El Cajon’s laid back attitude is its biggest selling point. The great local eateries and small sports bars are also part of the appeal of this friendly California town. Residents live here for peace of mind and prime location. Thinking of relocating? Think inside “the box.”

Embracing El Cajon - The Neighborhoods:

El Cajon is a small city but it has a few zip codes. The easiest way to classify neighborhoods/sections of the city is to use these zip codes. As with most places in California, the cost of living is a bit more expensive in El Cajon and rental costs reflect this. That being said, there is a home in El Cajon for every price range and neighborhoods are welcoming.

El Cajon (Santee, Fletcher Hills) 92020: An area where shopping, parks and entertainment are all in close proximity. Centrally located for travel/commuting purposes. As for where to lay your head at night, there are plenty of apartments to choose from—all with plenty of amenities (paid utilities, private backyards, volleyball courts, some furnished/washer and dryer in unit, heated pools) and ranging in price (two bedrooms between $925 and $1400/month depending on location). The homes in the area tend to be large, some ranch style (it’s not uncommon to have five bedrooms or more) on large pieces of land/acres. The three parks (Red Cross, Wells Park, El Cajon city park) and outdoor spaces nearby make it ideal for those who like being outdoors and leading an active lifestyle.

El Cajon (heart of the city) 92021: Located near two major freeways (67 and the 8), this part of El Cajon is an area that is increasing in popularity. Perfect for commuters, those always looking to keep busy (close to dining, shopping, nightlife options), it is a great neighborhood. The walkability in this area is great. Dwellings are generally made up of apartment complexes and single family homes (many established, many split level). Close to the San Diego trolley, for sightseeing or for entertaining the visitors you will surely get when you move. There are a plethora of apartments to choose from in this zip code, all with fantastic perks (private patios, business centers, pools) and at reasonable prices. One bedrooms start around $815.

El Cajon (Hillsdale/Rancho San Diego) 92019: Close to the downtown area, this part of El Cajon offers luxury apartment living, great mountain views and proximity to an abundance of activities (golf, parks, shopping). Many of the apartment homes here offer upgraded amenities and perks for residents ( saunas, racquetball courts, fire places, movie theatres, private garages, etc.) and the homes are typically large, newer and often Mediterranean/Spanish style (three bedrooms and up) on large lots. It is also very close to San Diego, making it ideal for day trips and commuting for work (if your job brings you to San Diego). It can be pricey, with one bedrooms starting at $1100.

Embracing El Cajon - The Neighborhoods:
+

El Cajon is a small city but it has a few zip codes. The easiest way to classify neighborhoods/sections of the city is to use these zip codes. As with most places in California, the cost of living is a bit more expensive in El Cajon and rental costs reflect this. That being said, there is a home in El Cajon for every price range and neighborhoods are welcoming.

El Cajon (Santee, Fletcher Hills) 92020: An area where shopping, parks and entertainment are all in close proximity. Centrally located for travel/commuting purposes. As for where to lay your head at night, there are plenty of apartments to choose from—all with plenty of amenities (paid utilities, private backyards, volleyball courts, some furnished/washer and dryer in unit, heated pools) and ranging in price (two bedrooms between $925 and $1400/month depending on location). The homes in the area tend to be large, some ranch style (it’s not uncommon to have five bedrooms or more) on large pieces of land/acres. The three parks (Red Cross, Wells Park, El Cajon city park) and outdoor spaces nearby make it ideal for those who like being outdoors and leading an active lifestyle.

El Cajon (heart of the city) 92021: Located near two major freeways (67 and the 8), this part of El Cajon is an area that is increasing in popularity. Perfect for commuters, those always looking to keep busy (close to dining, shopping, nightlife options), it is a great neighborhood. The walkability in this area is great. Dwellings are generally made up of apartment complexes and single family homes (many established, many split level). Close to the San Diego trolley, for sightseeing or for entertaining the visitors you will surely get when you move. There are a plethora of apartments to choose from in this zip code, all with fantastic perks (private patios, business centers, pools) and at reasonable prices. One bedrooms start around $815.

El Cajon (Hillsdale/Rancho San Diego) 92019: Close to the downtown area, this part of El Cajon offers luxury apartment living, great mountain views and proximity to an abundance of activities (golf, parks, shopping). Many of the apartment homes here offer upgraded amenities and perks for residents ( saunas, racquetball courts, fire places, movie theatres, private garages, etc.) and the homes are typically large, newer and often Mediterranean/Spanish style (three bedrooms and up) on large lots. It is also very close to San Diego, making it ideal for day trips and commuting for work (if your job brings you to San Diego). It can be pricey, with one bedrooms starting at $1100.

Moving Tips:

Many apartments in the area pay for all or some utilities, so while the rent may seem steep it could actually include all of your basic needs.

Moving to town and need a roommate? Some complexes offer a matching service for you. Inquire with the leasing office.

Moving Tips:
+

Many apartments in the area pay for all or some utilities, so while the rent may seem steep it could actually include all of your basic needs.

Moving to town and need a roommate? Some complexes offer a matching service for you. Inquire with the leasing office.

Cars Rule in El Cajon-Transportation:

El Cajon is, for the most part, a driving town. Residents here rely on their own set of wheels to get around. Interstate 8 runs all the way to the edge of the state (the Pacific Ocean) and can take drivers to San Diego in no time. It also connects with the 67, which brings drivers north and the 125, which can connect drivers to routes going to Mexico. Other local roads include 54, which connects Interstate 5 to the city and can bring drivers in and around the surrounding areas.

Public transportation isn’t unheard of around El Cajon though. An Amtrak station is located nearby and a bus service serves residents, as well. There is also a trolley station with a stop located in El Cajon that takes visitors and residents throughout the San Diego area, with various stops along the way.

The appeal of El Cajon is that it is a growing city without the ego of a growing city. It offers amazing views, a great lifestyle and a prime location for those who seek a quaint place to call home. Load up the moving truck and find yourself in El Cajon.

Cars Rule in El Cajon-Transportation:
+

El Cajon is, for the most part, a driving town. Residents here rely on their own set of wheels to get around. Interstate 8 runs all the way to the edge of the state (the Pacific Ocean) and can take drivers to San Diego in no time. It also connects with the 67, which brings drivers north and the 125, which can connect drivers to routes going to Mexico. Other local roads include 54, which connects Interstate 5 to the city and can bring drivers in and around the surrounding areas.

Public transportation isn’t unheard of around El Cajon though. An Amtrak station is located nearby and a bus service serves residents, as well. There is also a trolley station with a stop located in El Cajon that takes visitors and residents throughout the San Diego area, with various stops along the way.

The appeal of El Cajon is that it is a growing city without the ego of a growing city. It offers amazing views, a great lifestyle and a prime location for those who seek a quaint place to call home. Load up the moving truck and find yourself in El Cajon.

El Cajon Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

Here’s how El Cajon ranks on:

D
Recreational activities
C+
Affordability
D
Social Life
B-
Weather
C
Commute time
B
Public transit

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released El Cajon’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"El Cajon renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key findings in El Cajon include the following:

  • El Cajon renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for El Cajon were public transit (B) and weather (B-).
  • The areas of concern to El Cajon renters are jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, state and local taxes, quality of local schools and pet-friendliness, which all received F grades.
  • El Cajon did relatively poorly compared to other cities in California, including Los Angeles (C+), San Francisco (B+) and Sacramento (C).
  • El Cajon did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Portland, OR (B+), Denver, CO (B+) and Atlanta, GA (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I love how it’s a semi-small town, but I hate how expensive it is to rent apartments." – Jill A.
  • "I love how close it is to hiking trails. But some apartments never seem to have enough parking, either on the property or on the street." – Anon.
  • "I love that there are a lot of nice people here, but there are no job opportunities in the city." – Ahmed N.
  • "I like that I’m surrounded by conveniences like shopping and public transportation. But the cost of renting is ridiculous for the quality of what you receive." – Jean W.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.
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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released El Cajon’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"El Cajon renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List...

View full El Cajon Renter Survey

Here’s how El Cajon ranks on:

D
Recreational activities
C+
Affordability
D
Social Life
B-
Weather
C
Commute time
B
Public transit

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released El Cajon’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"El Cajon renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key findings in El Cajon include the following:

  • El Cajon renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for El Cajon were public transit (B) and weather (B-).
  • The areas of concern to El Cajon renters are jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, state and local taxes, quality of local schools and pet-friendliness, which all received F grades.
  • El Cajon did relatively poorly compared to other cities in California, including Los Angeles (C+), San Francisco (B+) and Sacramento (C).
  • El Cajon did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Portland, OR (B+), Denver, CO (B+) and Atlanta, GA (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I love how it’s a semi-small town, but I hate how expensive it is to rent apartments." – Jill A.
  • "I love how close it is to hiking trails. But some apartments never seem to have enough parking, either on the property or on the street." – Anon.
  • "I love that there are a lot of nice people here, but there are no job opportunities in the city." – Ahmed N.
  • "I like that I’m surrounded by conveniences like shopping and public transportation. But the cost of renting is ridiculous for the quality of what you receive." – Jean W.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.