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Overview of Spring Valley

Covering 13.5 square miles, Spring Valley is the largest unincorporated community in San Diego County. Its prime location in East County makes Spring Valley apartments for rent a popular choice for people looking for quiet, family-oriented neighborhoods just 11 miles east of the city of San Diego. Spring Valley is bordered by the eastern San Diego suburbs of La Mesa, El Cajon, Jamul and Lemon Grove. Smaller communities have developed within the boundaries of Spring Valley, and the area is home to more than 100,000 residents.

Living in Spring Valley, CA

Spring Valley residents can easily take advantage of the outdoor recreation found in San Diego's East County wilderness. The region features mountains, lakes and canyons, and is home to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Cleveland National Forest. Mission Trails Regional Park is a popular place for mountain biking, and El Capitan Reservoir is a top fishing destination. Rock climbing and camping opportunities are plentiful in Spring Valley.

East County also offers plenty of arts and cultural activities. Native American casinos and luxurious resorts are nestled in the mountains, and challenging golf courses are built around natural obstacles. It's easy for Spring Valley residents to take advantage of the San Diego coast by driving just a half hour west to popular beaches such as Mission Beach or Coronado Island.

Spring Valley Work and Study

Spring Valley's convenient location in San Diego County makes it easy for residents to take advantage of one of the nation's fastest-growing job markets. The occupations with the fastest growth in San Diego county are in the fields of information security, web development and computer networking. The healthcare industry is also experiencing significant job growth. The top employers in San Diego County are the 32nd St. Naval Station, Barona Casino, Barona Resort, General Dynamics NASSCO and Goodrich Aerostructures Group.

Spring Valley students are served by the Grossmont Union High School District, which consists of nine comprehensive high schools and three charter schools, along with numerous facilities for alternative and adult education. East County is home to two community colleges, Grossmont College and Cuyamaca Community College. Other highly-ranked colleges and universities in San Diego near Spring Valley apartments include Point Loma Nazarene University, University of San Diego and San Diego State University.

Rentals in Spring Valley and Cost of Living

Residents in Spring Valley can save money by taking advantage of the Green Buildings Program offered by San Diego that helps lower utility costs. San Diego County also offers financial assistance for energy-efficient improvements. The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego operates multiple housing programs to assist low-income families including Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs, Public Housing and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing.

East County residents enjoy a lower cost of living than residents living in downtown San Diego, and Spring Valley is more affordable than the coastal cities in San Diego County. According to city-data.com, the median gross rent for rentals in Spring Valley was $1,322 in 2009.

Spring Valley Attractions and Special Events

East County is home to three busy casinos, operated by the Barona, Sycuan and Viejas Band of Native Americans. They provide Las Vegas action mixed with fine dining, popular concerts and luxurious spa amenities. The Viejas Casino features an outlet center made up of 57 top designer stores, and has more than 2,000 slot machines.

The annual Julian Apple Harvest attracts thousands of people to East County during the two-day celebration. The harvest and festival includes gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, music and dancing, and plenty of apple pie.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Spring Valley, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Patrician - La Mesa, CA 91942
16

La Mesa, CA 91942

$975 - $1275

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Eastern San Diego)


$975 - $1275

92 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Heatherwood Garden - La Mesa, CA 91942
26

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1404 - $2298

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Eastern San Diego)


$1404 - $2298

155 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Grossmont - La Mesa, CA 91942
22

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1620 - $2200

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Santee)


$1620 - $2200

160 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Mohawk Gardens - La Mesa, CA 91942
26

La Mesa, CA 91942

$925 - $1350

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

La Mesa, CA (La Mesa, Mid-City San Diego)


$925 - $1350

90 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Alvista on Baltimore - La Mesa, CA 91942
13

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1359 - $1924

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Eastern San Diego)


$1359 - $1924

406 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shasta Lane - La Mesa, CA 91942
20

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1275 - $1575

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Eastern San Diego)


$1275 - $1575

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Aztec Pacific - San Diego, CA 92115
11

San Diego, CA 92115

$1170 - $1695

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

San Diego, CA (College Area, La Mesa...)


$1170 - $1695

77 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Dorchester - San Diego, CA 92115
12

San Diego, CA 92115

$995 - $1700

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

San Diego, CA (College Area, Mid-City San Diego)


$995 - $1700

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Penthouse - San Diego, CA 92115
15

San Diego, CA 92115

$1055 - $1780

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

San Diego, CA (College Area, Mid-City San Diego)


$1055 - $1780

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Dorado Plaza - San Diego, CA 92115
19

San Diego, CA 92115

$1070 - $1350

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

San Diego, CA (Mid-City San Diego, Rolando)


$1070 - $1350

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Camden Park - El Cajon, CA 92020
23

El Cajon, CA 92020

$1135 - $1565

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

El Cajon, CA (El Cajon)


$1135 - $1565

70 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Navajo Bluffs - San Diego, CA 92119
44

San Diego, CA 92119

$1126 - $2016

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1126 - $2016

210 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rancho Hillside - El Cajon, CA 92019
24

El Cajon, CA 92019

$1480 - $1701

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

El Cajon, CA (Rancho San Diego)


$1480 - $1701

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Plaza - San Diego, CA 92115
14

San Diego, CA 92115

$940 - $1400

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

San Diego, CA (College Area, Mid-City San Diego)


$940 - $1400

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Majestic Apartments - El Cajon, CA 92020
21

El Cajon, CA 92020

$950 - $1075

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

El Cajon, CA (El Cajon, Santee)


$950 - $1075

215 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Timbers El Cajon - El Cajon, CA 92020
14

El Cajon, CA 92020

$1130 - $1555

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

El Cajon, CA (Santee)


$1130 - $1555

352 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Canyon View - San Diego, CA 92119
38

San Diego, CA 92119

$1365 - $2000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Navajo...)


$1365 - $2000

183 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Suites On Paseo - San Diego, CA 92115
32

San Diego, CA 92115

$645 - $1935

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Alvarado Estates, College Area...)


$645 - $1935

287 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

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