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Last updated February 6 2023 at 9:32 AM

346 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

Looking for 1 bedroom apartments in El Cajon offers a variety of choices and price points. 1 bedroom apartments allow more privacy than living with a roommate, and gives you mor... Read Guide >
Park Pointe Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Verified
39 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,164
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,754
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,864
1095 sqft
Furnished apartments with stainless steel name-brand appliances in a complex offering a pool, hot tub and gym equipped with both resistance and cardio equipment. Just off Route 54.
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Sunset Gardens Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$2,020
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,573
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. Our lushly landscaped grounds provide a beautiful backdrop as you walk from our large 7 foot pool or laundry area to your updated apartment. Both our 1 and 2 bedroom apartments homes feature a dishwasher, refrigerator, range hood, stove/oven and outdoor space. Whether you chose our comfortable 1 bedroom with a patio/balcony or you chose our 2 bedroom 1.5 bath two story oversized townhome with patio, you will feel at home. Additionally each apartment comes with one dedicated parking spot and an opportunity to rent 1 covered carport when available. We welcome cats and dogs up to 25 lbs for just a small nominal rental amount. Come by, call or e-mail us for a private tour today.
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Ivanhoe Village Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,914
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,628
1010 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,692
1300 sqft
Summit Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
1 Bedroom
$1,795
590 sqft
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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The Timbers Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,833
594 sqft
Situated at the base of the Fletcher Hills, in El Cajon, CA, The Timbers is a welcoming and friendly community. Our apartment homes have been crafted to provide you with the ultimate in contemporary apartment home living. Our ideal location places you in close proximity to shopping malls, schools, grocery stores, dining, and entertainment. Our close proximity to local freeways and the San Diego Trolley makes commuting a breeze. Come by today and take a tour with one of our professional staff. Welcome home!
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1160 E Lexington Ave #18 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,800
462 sqft
GATED COMMUNITY 1BD/1BA CONDO FOR RENT - Charming first floor 1bd/1ba condo located within a gated community One off street reserved parking space. Laundry facilities on-site. Refrigerator Dishwasher Range Microwave Airconditioning/heating No Pets Allowed (RLNE7891913)
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Results within 1 mile of El Cajon
Navajo Bluffs Photo Gallery 1
1 of 38
Verified
9 Units Available
Studio
$1,830
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,277
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,956
961 sqft
Just off Highway 125. Park-like setting near shopping. On-site amenities include large pool, gym, hot tub, grill area, and laundry. Walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and patios or balconies in each unit.
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Central Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
11 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,314
598 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,958
988 sqft
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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The District Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,351
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,975
1048 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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eaves La Mesa Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,220
602 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,837
988 sqft
Near Parkway Middle School, Northmont Park and Highway 125. Modern community with on-site amenities such as a pool, gym and basketball court. Balconies and patios on suites. In-unit laundry and updated appliances throughout.
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4310 Nabal Drive Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,395
700 sqft
Brand new, fully Furnished ADU/ Granny flat, utilities included, and Centrally-located, The property is located within 3 miles of two major Hospitals ( Sharp Grossmont & Alvarado Medical center). This stylish place is perfect for a traveling nurse, or corporate traveler who looking for a home away from home experience, and a safe quiet place to relax after a long days work, while living on the go. Large 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open concept living room and kitchen with its own private entrance, dining area, TV, sitting / entertainment area, a private patio/ deck, and your very own back yard area with a million dollar panoramic mountain views. This unit was complete in November 2021, so everything is new! Located in Mt. Helix community of La Mesa, This upscale private community, all homes are one million dollar plus, extremely safe! Property has new appliances and comes fully furnished with brand new furniture, living area, TV, full kitchen, full bathroom with shower, and the laundry units is located inside the unit with stack-able washer and dryer. Beautiful Coronado beach luxury vinyl plank wood flooring throughout. Utilities are include as well as internet. Look no further. Located 15 minutes or less from everything you need and want to do; beaches, Balboa Park, Sea World, downtown, Gas-lamp, Little Italy, and Petco Park. Call with questions.. 619-407-8729 EXT 105 Brand new, fully Furnished ADU/ Granny flat, utilities included, and Centrally-located, The property is located within 3 miles of two major Hospitals ( Sharp Grossmont & Alvarado Medical center). This stylish place is perfect for a traveling nurse, or corporate traveler who looking for a home away from home experience, and a safe quiet place to relax after a long days work, while living on the go. Large 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open concept living room and kitchen with its own private entrance, dining area, TV, sitting / entertainment area, a private patio/ deck, and your very own back yard area with a million dollar panoramic mountain views. This unit was complete in November 2021, so everything is new! Located in Mt. Helix community of La Mesa, This upscale private community, all homes are one million dollar plus, extremely safe! Property has new appliances and comes fully furnished with brand new furniture, living area, TV, full kitchen, full bathroom with shower, and the laundry units is located inside the unit with stack-able washer and dryer. Beautiful Coronado beach luxury vinyl plank wood flooring throughout. Utilities are include as well as internet. Look no further. Located 15 minutes or less from everything you need and want to do; beaches, Balboa Park, Sea World, downtown, Gas-lamp, Little Italy, and Petco Park. Call with questions.. 619-407-8729 EXT 105 UNIT AMENITIES Air conditioner, Cable, Ceiling fan, Controlled access, Courtyard, Dishwasher, Dryer, Furnished, Hardwood floors, Heat, Laundry hookup, Linen closet, Microwave, Private patio, Refrigerator, Storage space, Stove and oven, View, Vinyl floors, Washer, Window coverings
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1651 Braddon Way Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,690
Beautifully done unit with shared pool access in established resdidential neighborhood. Situated in a cul-de-sac. Nice finishes with granite counters Central heat and Air This is a Duplex Set up. Unit Offers: -Granite Counters -SS Appliances -Shared Waher/Dryer -Laminate wood floors -Central heat/Air -2 FULL baths -Pantry -Storage Rental Crieria: Minimum credit of 600-650; NOTE: Credit scores between 600-650 will require larger deposit Good Rental History Required Gross Monthly Income: 2.5x's the listed rent Non-Smoking/No Vaping/No e-cigarette property No Evictions or debt owed to prior landlord as permitted by law Sorry, No Pets Single occupancy: $120/month Flat Rate for Water, Sewer, Trash, Gas Please call SalvadorCarranza Lic#01746275 for details and to schedule a viewing. 619-980-6076 or Flying Dog Enterprises, Inc CADRE#01004279 619-698-7520 www.flyingdogenterprises.com Rental Terms: Rent: $1,690, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,640, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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Results within 5 miles of El Cajon
Veranda La Mesa Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
Studio
$1,820
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,070
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,905
970 sqft
If you’re in search of a modern studio, one, or two bedroom apartment in La Mesa, California, with picturesque views, look no further than Veranda La Mesa. Our charming community is ideally located for convenient beach access and quick trips to downtown. With four swimming pools, a fitness center, a basketball court, tennis courts, game room, dog park, clubhouse, dog spa, and co-working space, staying active is always easy. Each of our pet-friendly apartments offers high-speed Internet access and reliable cell reception to help you stay connected.
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Santee Villas Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$2,184
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,619
900 sqft
Lush lawns and charming architecture. Apartments have double sink in kitchen and stackable washer/dryer. Minutes to Highway 52, where many restaurants and night spots can be found. Short drive to Mission Trails Regional Park.
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Seta Photo Gallery 1
1 of 42
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,522
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,963
1094 sqft
Great location for commuters, just off of I-8 and close to 70th Street train station. Residents enjoy units with patio or balcony, granite counters and garbage disposal. Community includes pool, parking, playground and BBQ grill.
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Adagio Luxury Rentals Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
1 Bedroom
$2,502
619 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,805
855 sqft
Located close to Grossmont Center, San Diego State University and Regional Park. Luxury rentals feature newly remodeled kitchens and private patio/balcony. Community has resort-style pool, playground and clubhouse.
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Parc One Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,374
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,875
1010 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,253
1152 sqft
Convenient access to the San Vicente Freeway. Apartments with wood-style floors, granite counters, deluxe appliances and full-sized washers and dryers in a community boasting an observation platform overlooking the San Diego River.
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Jefferson La Mesa Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,546
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,341
1071 sqft
WELCOME Jefferson La Mesa Live brighter in vibrant La Mesa. Our modern community offers a comfortable home base in the middle of a revitalized downtown district. This brand-new building features luxury finishes, designer touches, and lively community spaces and amenities. Enjoy easy access to highly sought-after entertainment, dining and more from this stylish, centrally located gem.
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The Palms of La Mesa Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,082
552 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,484
682 sqft
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. Located just one block from the tree lined streets and quaint shops and restaurants along El Cajon Blvd, minutes from the Grossmont Shopping Center, San Diego State University and San Diego's world famous beaches, The Palms of La Mesa puts you in close proximity to the best San Diego has to offer in a location you'll be proud to call home. With professional management, spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, two sparkling pools, on-site laundry & excellent customer service, you'll understand why The Palms of La Mesa should be your new home.
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Carlton Heights Villas Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,946
565 sqft
Welcome home to Carlton Heights Villas Apartments, a pristine rental community perfectly situated in a freeway-close, peaceful enclave of western Santee! Our community offers an irresistible combination of modern upgrades, attractive amenities, and professional management to make sure your every need is met. With our central location just 4 minutes from the 125 or the Mast Boulevard exit on the 52, as well as walking distance from Santee Lakes and local retailers, you're conveniently close to everything!
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Mission Trails Photo Gallery 1
1 of 36
Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,315
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,015
995 sqft
Pet-friendly apartment complex with outdoor BBQ kitchen, pool, spa and public clubhouse for entertaining. Located near Lake Murray and Cowles Mountain. Full size washer and dryer in unit, plus private patios and balconies.
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Shasta Lane Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,130
750 sqft
Modern apartments have electronic thermostats and high-speed internet. Complex has a resort-style pool and spa. Located near Mission Trails Regional Park. Several public transit options nearby.
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Vela Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 38
1 Bedroom
$2,675
753 sqft
Welcome to Vela Apartments, a brand new apartment community located in Santee, CA. Our spacious one and two-bedroom apartments come standard with 9-foot ceilings, and our third-story homes have gorgeous vaulted ceilings that keep your home open and airy. With premium interior packages and custom features such as quartz counters and stainless steel appliances, you can be the first to live in the best apartments that Santee has to offer. We understand that the right amenities in the perfect location make an apartment feel like home, and our deluxe features are designed to enhance your lifestyle. You can work up a sweat with our fitness center, relax at the coffee lounge, enjoy a day on the patio or a swim in our 40-foot pool. Our location provides you with incredible access to the local natural and urban scenes. You will love being within walking distance of Carlton Oaks Country Club and Resort and just moments away from Mission Trails Regional Park and Cowles Mountain Summit. Contact us to schedule your tour of Vela Apartments today!
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Lakeview Village Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,350
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
910 sqft
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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in El Cajon?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in El Cajon is $2,073.

How expensive are two-bedroom apartments in El Cajon?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon is $2,279.

How much would I have to pay for a studio apartment in El Cajon?

The average rent for a studio apartment in El Cajon is $1,850.
City Guide for El Cajon, CA

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.” See more

What to keep in mind when looking for 1 bedroom apartments in El Cajon, CA

Looking for 1 bedroom apartments in El Cajon offers a variety of choices and price points. 1 bedroom apartments allow more privacy than living with a roommate, and gives you more flexibility to find the perfect space for yourself or with a significant other.

There are a few things to consider when touring 1 bedroom apartments, including the square footage and layout. In some cities, small 1 bedroom apartments may cost nearly the same as a studio apartment. Decide whether cost, amenities, or location are the most important to help guide your apartment search.

If cost is a factor while searching for 1 bedroom apartments in El Cajon, consider which floor you will live on. The bottom floor is often cheaper than top floor units, or there may be a unit with undesirable views or with an outdated kitchen that rents for less.

Remember to come prepared during your apartment hunt with pay stubs, a letter of employment or recommendation, identification, and a checkbook to act quickly. The best 1 bedroom apartments require fast action, so come ready to sign.