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224 Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

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Last updated November 15 at 04:17am
7 Units Available
Ivanhoe Village
2675 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,615
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,794
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 November 15 at 04:18am
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7 Units Available
Camden Park
525 E Camden Ave, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,550
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,830
958 sqft
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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Last updated November 15 at 04:18am
3 Units Available
Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,535
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
1140 sqft
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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Last updated November 15 at 04:18am
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1 Unit Available
The Woods Apartments
480 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
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 November 15 at 04:18am
4 Units Available
Canyon Springs
2000 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,285
1220 sqft
Canyon Springs Townhome Apartments' ideal location places you just minutes away from dining, shopping and a variety of entertainment opportunities. Canyon Springs also provides easy access to freeways and public transportation.
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Last updated November 15 at 07:41am
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2 Units Available
Summit Park
868 S Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,225
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated November 15 at 07:09am
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2 Units Available
Carisbrooke
382 S Anza St, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,250
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Located close to Lexington Elementary School. All units feature ceiling fans, walk-in closets, and dishwashers. Community includes pool, BBQ grill, on-site laundry, and Internet access.
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Last updated November 15 at 07:05am
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1 Unit Available
Emerald Avenue
367 Emerald Ave, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
700 sqft
A beautiful community that's tucked away from the busy city. Updated interiors offer granite countertops, updated appliances and spacious layouts. On-site parking provided. Laundry facilities available. Grill area provided.
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Last updated November 15 at 07:18am
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1 Unit Available
Talavera Apartments
575 Graves Ave, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
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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Last updated November 15 at 07:05am
1 Unit Available
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 November 15 at 08:05am
1 Unit Available
1512 Bathurst Pl
1512 Bathurst Place, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,100
350 sqft
Looking for a roommate for 2,500 sq ft home. Approx 350 sq ft bedroom/bath area. The room is a master bedroom with HUGE closet, private bathroom and sliders out to a gorgeous pool/jacuzzi/backyard. Can fully furnish.
Last updated November 15 at 03:16am
El Cajon
1 Unit Available
761 South Orange Avenue
761 South Orange Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Check out this beautiful 2 bedroom 1 bathroom townhome. The first floor contains the large living room that is open to the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen was freshly painted and brand new appliances will be installed.
Last updated November 15 at 03:15am
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1 Unit Available
411 Emerald Ave
411 Emerald Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
800 sqft
This great 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is available now. Tile floors throughout the unit. Modern cabinets with granite counters and appliances. Ceiling fans in the living room and both bedrooms. Gated property and parking lot.
Last updated November 15 at 03:15am
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1 Unit Available
732 East Lexington Avenue
732 East Lexington Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
923 sqft
Come home to this bright and airy 2 bedroom 1 bath condo on the second floor in El Cajon with a great floor plan! Walk into a open-concept living area, dining area and kitchen with breakfast bar -- perfect for entertaining or casual dining.
Last updated November 15 at 05:23am
1 Unit Available
1368 Marline Ave
1368 Marline Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
1469 sqft
Beautifully updated 2BD/2BA with additional private den or home office with closet.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
1 Unit Available
1211 Marline Avenue
1211 Marline Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1100 sqft
Beautiful 3bd/2bth house. Washer and dryer included. Available 11/01/2019. Call ASAP before it goes. 1211 Marlene Ave. El Cajon, CA 92021
Last updated November 15 at 08:18am
El Cajon
1 Unit Available
800 South Anza St.
800 South Anza Street, El Cajon, CA
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
900 sqft
Fully Remodeled! This 2br 2ba “Patio Home” is available now! The kitchen has been equipped with brand new granite counters, cabinets and stainless steel appliances (Stove/Oven, Dishwasher & Microwave).
Last updated November 13 at 01:01pm
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1 Unit Available
905 S Magnolia Ave
905 South Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,450
750 sqft
905 Magnolia Property - Property Id: 154243 Upstairs apartment, with balcony. Newly remodel. Gated, off street parking. Close to schools, transportation and shopping. Contact Lily at (760) 212-8678 Apply at TurboTenant: http://turbo.
Last updated November 13 at 01:01pm
1 Unit Available
1647 View Way
1647 View Way, El Cajon, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
2039 sqft
Fletcher Hills - Charming 4bd/2ba ranch style home with large backyard! - **AVAILABLE NOW** Located in the highly sought after Fletcher Hills community, this spacious California Ranch Style home is situated on a raised lot with expansive
Last updated November 13 at 01:01pm
El Cajon
1 Unit Available
570 S. Lincoln Ave
570 Lincoln Avenue, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,370
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Available 12/21/19 ??A Place to Call Home?? Call or Stop by Today!! - Property Id: 173613 Here at Cypress Park, our goal is to give you the best possible living experience at prices you can afford.
Last updated November 13 at 01:00pm
El Cajon
1 Unit Available
363 Van Houten Ave. #C
363 Van Houten Avenue, El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
974 sqft
2 Bed/2 Bath Single Story Apartment on 2nd Floor in El Cajon - Single story apartment; 2nd floor unit located in El Cajon This unit has newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with granite counter tops.
Last updated November 13 at 01:00pm
El Cajon
1 Unit Available
351 W Palm Ave Apt 16
351 West Palm Avenue, El Cajon, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,240
550 sqft
Must see this charming one bedroom apartment in El Cajon. Available in November! Conveniently located a short distance from downtown El Cajon, restaurants and shopping.
Last updated November 13 at 01:00pm
1 Unit Available
522 Garfield St
522 Garfield Ave, El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1500 sqft
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Last updated November 13 at 01:00pm
El Cajon
1 Unit Available
1044 Lemon Ave.
1044 Lemon Avenue, El Cajon, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1356 sqft
1044 Lemon Ave.

Average Rent in El Cajon

Last updated Oct. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in El Cajon is $1,298, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,684.
Studio
$1,172
1 Bed
$1,298
2 Beds
$1,684
3+ Beds
$2,425
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.

November 2019 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2019 El Cajon Rent Report. El Cajon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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November 2019 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2019 El Cajon Rent Report. El Cajon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

El Cajon rents decline sharply over the past month

El Cajon rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in El Cajon stand at $1,299 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,685 for a two-bedroom. El Cajon's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of El Cajon, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Oceanside has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,328, while one-bedrooms go for $1,794.
    • Over the past year, Encinitas has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,412, while one-bedrooms go for $1,859.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,474; rents increased 1.4% over the past month and 1.4% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to El Cajon

    As rents have increased slightly in El Cajon, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, El Cajon is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.8% in San Jose, 0.6% in San Francisco, and 0.4% in Los Angeles.
    • El Cajon's median two-bedroom rent of $1,685 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.5% rise in El Cajon.
    • While El Cajon's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.0%), Austin (+3.2%), and Dallas (+2.3%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in El Cajon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,097, where El Cajon is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Diego
    $1,580
    $2,050
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Chula Vista
    $1,640
    $2,130
    -0.7%
    0.4%
    Oceanside
    $1,790
    $2,330
    1.3%
    1.7%
    Escondido
    $1,430
    $1,860
    0.3%
    0.6%
    Carlsbad
    $1,910
    $2,470
    1.4%
    1.4%
    El Cajon
    $1,300
    $1,680
    -1.1%
    1.5%
    Vista
    $1,440
    $1,870
    0
    0.9%
    San Marcos
    $1,560
    $2,030
    1.3%
    1.6%
    Encinitas
    $1,860
    $2,410
    1.8%
    -0.4%
    National City
    $1,040
    $1,350
    -2.3%
    -0.4%
    La Mesa
    $1,470
    $1,900
    0.8%
    2.3%
    Spring Valley
    $1,390
    $1,800
    -1.2%
    1.2%
    Coronado
    $2,950
    $3,830
    0.7%
    0.9%
    Solana Beach
    $2,210
    $2,870
    0.6%
    -0.7%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    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.

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