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Regency Apartments - El Cajon, California 92021
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$750 - $1050

Bostonia, El Cajon, CA 92021
( Bostonia , El Cajon )

Apartment 45 units

0-2 Beds 1-2 bath No Pets

(619) 375-5784

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El Cajon, CA 92021

South Anza Apartments - El Cajon, California 92020
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$775 - $1050

El Cajon, El Cajon, CA 92020
( El Cajon )

Apartment 35 units

0-2 Beds 1-2 bath No Pets

(619) 732-7075

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El Cajon, CA 92020

Plaza Verde Apartments - El Cajon, California 92021
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$995

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Winter Gardens, El Cajon, CA 92021
( Winter Gardens )

Apartment 31 units

2 Beds 1 bath

(619) 375-5775

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El Cajon, CA 92021

Park First Apartments - El Cajon, California 92021
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$825 - $1425

El Cajon, El Cajon, CA 92021
( El Cajon )

Apartment 28 units

1-3 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(619) 537-7639

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El Cajon, CA 92021

Apartments near El Cajon

The Grove - San Diego, California 92109
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$895

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El Cajon, San Diego, CA 92109
( El Cajon , Granite Hills )

Apartment 144 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath Cats OK

(858) 240-4204

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San Diego, CA 92109

Vista Amaya Apartments - La Mesa, California 91942
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$1095 - $1525

Fletcher Hills, La Mesa, CA 91942
( Fletcher Hills , Santee )

Apartment 110 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(619) 450-1626

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La Mesa, CA 91942

eaves La Mesa - La Mesa, California 91942
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$1325 - $2030

Fletcher Hills, La Mesa, CA 91942
( Fletcher Hills , Santee )

Apartment 384 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(858) 201-7153

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La Mesa, CA 91942

Central Park La Mesa - La Mesa, California 91942
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$1480 - $2100

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Santee, La Mesa, CA 91942
( Santee )

Apartment 216 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(858) 244-9890

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La Mesa, CA 91942

Park Grossmont - La Mesa, California 91942
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$1446 - $1900

La Mesa, CA 91942

Apartment 160 units

2-3 Beds 2 bath Pets OK

(619) 810-7744

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La Mesa, CA 91942

Sun Ridge - Santee, California 92071
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$1133 - $1244

Santee, CA 92071

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1-2 Beds 1 bath Pets OK

(619) 568-5636

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Santee, CA 92071

Alterra at Grossmont Trolley - La Mesa, California 91942
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$1570 - $3010

Eastern San Diego, La Mesa, CA 91942
( Eastern San Diego , La Mesa )

Apartment 297 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath

(858) 244-9870

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La Mesa, CA 91942

Pravada at Grossmont Trolley - La Mesa, California 91942
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$1536 - $2896

Eastern San Diego, La Mesa, CA 91942
( Eastern San Diego , La Mesa )

Apartment 230 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath

(619) 639-7191

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La Mesa, CA 91942

Summit Park Village - San Diego, California 92119
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$1234 - $1410

Eastern San Diego, San Diego, CA 92119
( Eastern San Diego , Lake Murray )

Apartment 300 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(858) 609-8772

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San Diego, CA 92119

Town Center Apartments - Santee, California 92071
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$1295

Santee, Santee, CA 92071
( Santee )

Apartment 154 units

2 Beds 1 bath Pets OK

(619) 375-5789

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Santee, CA 92071

Overview of El Cajon

El Cajon apartments for rent are near San Diego and the Cleveland National Forest, offering the best of both urban living and natural respite. Nestled along a mountain valley, El Cajon is nicknamed "The Big Box" for its location. Residents can enjoy the outdoor recreation available nearby, including the Mission Trails Regional Park and San Diego National Wildlife Refuge.

This community-centric town is perfect for families, young professionals and retirees because of its nearby attractions and prime location near the best of city, suburban and rural lifestyles. According to Areavibes.com, El Cajon is extremely livable with a score of 77 out of 100 for its amenities, housing and weather. The city is home to more than 158,000, and a large chunk of the population consists of children under the age of 10.

Living in El Cajon

El Cajon apartments are a great place for families or individuals who enjoy urban life, but wish to be in a small community. There is a diverse range of rental options in El Cajon, as housing construction has remained fairly steady with a peak in the 1970s. However, renters looking for a bit of character in their rental may have a tougher time than those seeking a modern complex.

El Cajon has a mild climate year-round, making it a great community for outdoorsy types. This also makes it possible for the community to host events and festivals throughout the year. Downtown El Cajon is host to many activities, such as a farmers market, half marathon, historical home tour and car show.

El Cajon Apartments and Cost of Living

Many people are attracted to apartments in El Cajon because of the extremely low cost of living, which is 9 percent lower than California's norm. The town's median rental rate is about 15 percent less expensive than the state's. With roughly 45 percent of homes renter occupied in El Cajon, the low price point has allowed the vacancy rate to be a mere 3 percent. People moving from out of state will need to put the cost of living into perspective, though, as it is 31 percent higher than the United State's average.

People considering a move to El Cajon apartments will likely need a vehicle to get around; however, it's possible to make do without one. Within the downtown center, residents can easily walk to and from amenities, which is why the city received a score of 61 on Walkscore.com.

El Cajon Work and Study

People looking for El Cajon apartments for rent may be swayed by the prosperous economic landscape within San Diego County. Some of the top employers in the area include 32nd Naval Station, Barona Casino and Resort, General Dynamics NASSCO, Hairspray, Kaiser Permanente, Kyocera Communications and Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

Because of the great location of El Cajon, there are many students that live in El Cajon apartments for rent and have access to area schools such as San Diego Christian College and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College. Students are also very close to the University of San Diego, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University and Alliant International University, San Diego.

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