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164 Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

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The Woods Apartments
480 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
913 sqft
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort that makes our residents happy to call us home.
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Last updated July 4 at 06:13pm
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Talavera Apartments
575 Graves Ave, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
820 sqft
Featuring one-level apartment homes and split-level townhomes, these apartments include walk-in closets, washers and dryers, and plenty of storage space. Just blocks from downtown El Cajon and close to freeways and shopping.
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Ivanhoe Village
2675 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,844
1030 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated July 4 at 06:35pm
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Oak Tree
690 E Main St, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
907 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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A quiet community with lush landscaping. On-site pool and spa area. Near Poway Road shopping and Scripps Poway Parkway. On-site laundry provided. Updated interiors with a private balcony or patio.
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Last updated July 4 at 06:03pm
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Monterey Apartments
1005 N Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
750 sqft
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.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
1 Unit Available
1761 Pepper Drive
1761 Pepper Drive, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
1761 Pepper Drive Available 07/05/20 Upgraded One bedroom Condo with Garage For Rent - One bedroom one bath all upgraded kitchen granite countertops stainless steel appliances washer and dryer. Fireplace. End upper unit with a balcony.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
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El Cajon
961 S Sunshine Ave
961 Sunshine Street, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
925 sqft
1 MONTH FREE ON LOVELY UNIT WITH PARKING AND POOL! - Property Id: 308165 Lily Green | 657-390-6347 | Pan American Properties 2 bed, 1 bath + parking $1625/Month + $500 Deposit OAC Pets OK with $500 Pet Deposit and $50/month, per pet (2 max.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
1 Unit Available
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1025 S Sunshine Ave
1025 Sunshine Street, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
850 sqft
2 bedroom 1 bathroom, swimming pool - Property Id: 307038 Nice 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, apartment.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
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855 E. Lexington Ave # 6
855 E Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
760 sqft
Appealing open floor plan with 2 bed/1.5 bath for rent! - Appealing open floor plan with 2 bed/1.5 bath. The best part about this condo is that, it is a bottom corner unit.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
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494 S. Anza St
494 South Anza Street, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
900 sqft
2 Bedroom El Cajon Condo! - This two bedroom condo features neutral paint and tile throughout the first floor. Bedrooms and full bath located on second floor which is carpeted. Ceiling fans throughout the property for added comfort.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
1 Unit Available
1280 W MAIN STREET
1280 West Main Street, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,795
880 sqft
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM/ 1.5 BATH CONDO AT THE BASE OF FLETCHER HILLS! - THIS COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM CONDO IS MOVE-IN READY! EVERYTHING IS NEW FROM THE KITCHEN, BATHROOMS, AND FLOORING.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
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1866 Priest Street
1866 Priest St, El Cajon, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
1805 sqft
(For interested applicants, please provide a mobile number for listing inquiries.) LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER: Enjoy rebates and get huge savings from your rent up to the first 3 months if you sign a lease with us on or before June 30, 2020.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
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1592 Murray Ave.
1592 Murray Avenue, El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1945 sqft
1592 Murray Ave. Available 07/12/20 3 Bed- 2 Bath Spacious Two Story Home in El Cajon With Bonus Room and Pool! - Beautiful two story home located on Murray Avenue in desirable Grossmont Terrace/Fletcher Hills area.
Last updated July 4 at 04:33pm
1 Unit Available
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1170 Decker St. D
1170 Decker Street, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
1228 sqft
Available Now! 2 br Town Home in the Heart of El Cajon - Beautiful 2 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath, 1,228 Sq. Ft. Town House in this Gated Community.
Last updated July 4 at 04:34pm
1 Unit Available
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505 E. Madison Avenue #75
505 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
925 sqft
Condominium for Rent - This second floor condominium with new carpet and paint has a great open floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 bathroom, one car parking spaces and off street parking . Living room/Dining room has an open floor plan.
Last updated July 4 at 09:47pm
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256 Orlando Street
256 Orlando St, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
900 sqft
2BR/1.25BATH - LARGE 2 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS UNIT WITH GRANITE COUNTERS & VAULTED CEILING. AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATOR, RANGE, WATER INCLUDED IN THE RENT, ON-SITE LAUNDRY.
Last updated July 4 at 08:25pm
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550 Graves
550 Graves Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
874 sqft
Gorgeous unit in gated community close to shopping and freeways available NOW! Beat the heat in this upgraded unit featuring air conditioning, GRANITE countertops, kitchen bar, stainless steel appliances, TWO Full bathrooms, balcony, top floor, walk
Last updated May 14 at 09:37am
1 Unit Available
888 Cherrywood Way #25
888 Cherrywood Way, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1024 sqft
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.
Last updated May 14 at 09:36am
1 Unit Available
1116 White Oak Court
1116 White Oak Ct, El Cajon, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
2607 sqft
El Cajon Single Family House - Newer spacious cul-de-sac 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bath / 2 car garage 2600+ sq. ft. single family home. Beautiful, upgraded kitchen with Quartz counter tops. Large master bedroom , walk in closets on all bedrooms.
Last updated May 14 at 09:36am
1 Unit Available
1465 East Lexington Avenue #5C
1465 East Lexington Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1178 sqft
Cozy 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Condo in El Cajon - This condo could not be more perfect for a small family. The inside of the home is a must see.
Last updated April 4 at 06:28am
1 Unit Available
1421 Whitsett Drive
1421 Whitsett Drive, El Cajon, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,095
1764 sqft
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.
Last updated October 28 at 02:06pm
1 Unit Available
1621 Hanson Lane
1621 Hanson Lane, El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1558 sqft
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.
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La Mesa
The District
8727 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,836
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,461
1157 sqft
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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Highline
8729 Graves Ave, Santee, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,710
865 sqft
Welcome to Highline Apartments a home that was built with everything you could want allowing you to experience comfortability and luxury. Our newly renovated apartments in Santee CA offer one and two bedroom apartments for rent.

Median Rent in El Cajon

Last updated Jun. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in El Cajon is $1,274, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,653.
Studio
$1,150
1 Bed
$1,274
2 Beds
$1,653
3+ Beds
$2,380
City GuideEl 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.

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.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in El Cajon?
In El Cajon, the median rent is $1,150 for a studio, $1,274 for a 1-bedroom, $1,653 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,380 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in El Cajon, check out our monthly El Cajon Rent Report.
What is social life like in El Cajon?
El Cajon renters gave their city a letter grade of D when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how El Cajon did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
What colleges and universities are located in or around El Cajon?
Some of the colleges located in the El Cajon area include Grossmont College, University of California-San Diego, Cuyamaca College, San Diego City College, and Palomar College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
What cities do people live in to commute to El Cajon?
Some of the nearby cities that people commute to El Cajon from include San Diego, Chula Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, and Carlsbad.

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