Rent to Own Homes in El Cajon, CA

A few miles to the east of San Diego proper, El Cajon is a picturesque suburban area nestled between the mountains and the ocean. The temperate climate features far more sunny days per year than most of America, and there are no chilly winters here. A quiet, growing community, El Cajon boasts many charming amenities like the El Cajon Farmers Market, El Cajon Plaza Shopping Center and the San Diego Air and Space Museum Gillespie Field Annex. A youthful and family-friendly environment, El Cajon, affectionately known as "The Big Box," has seen rising home appreciation and sales in the last year that prove this is a popular place to live, whether working in San Diego or elsewhere.

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1 of 6 405 3rd St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Ramona, CA 92065
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6314 El Apajo
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5 Beds, 7 Baths
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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1 of 44 1011 Avenida Amantea
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6 Beds, 6.5 Baths
La Jolla, CA 92037
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1 of 33 1588 Sapphire Dr
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5 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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1 of 18 910 Caminito Madrigal
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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1 of 9 1000 Estes St Unit 8
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3 Beds, 3 Baths
El Cajon, CA 92020
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1 of 4 Luke Lane
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
El Cajon, CA 92020
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1 of 11 13917 Hawick Dr
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4 Beds, 2 Baths
El Cajon, CA 92021
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1 of 4 Mac Ronald Dr
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6 Beds, 4.5 Baths
La Mesa, CA 91941
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9228 Mast Blvd Unit 33
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Santee, CA 92071
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1 of 9 5812 Fontaine St
Rent To Own
4 Beds, 2 Baths
San Diego, CA 92120
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1 of 18 9878 Apple Tree Dr
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92124
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1140 S Euclid Ave
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
San Diego, CA 92114
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1 of 9 6431 Garber Ave
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5 Beds, 3 Baths
San Diego, CA 92139
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1 of 5 Rancho Jorie
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4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Alpine, CA 91901
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1 of 20 4153 Idaho St Apt 2
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92104
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1 of 14 1167 Chimney Flats Ln
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Chula Vista, CA 91915
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2674 Main St
Rent To Own
3 Beds, 2 Baths
San Diego, CA 92113
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1 of 6 Barstow St
Rent To Own
3 Beds, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92117
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1 of 20 6031 Cirrus St
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
San Diego, CA 92110
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1 of 21 12007 Alta Carmel Court
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92128
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1 of 22 13031 Sundance Ave
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5 Beds, 3 Baths
San Diego, CA 92129
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1 of 33 8324 Regents Road, Unit 1m
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
San Diego, CA 92122
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1 of 10 Del Mar Ave
Rent To Own
1 Bed, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92107
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719 Jersey Ct
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92109
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1 of 3 12376 Carmel Country Road #105
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
San Diego, CA 92130
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1 of 47 6106 Avenida Chamnez
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5 Beds, 5.5 Baths
La Jolla, CA 92037
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1 of 9 Slaughterhouse Road At Highway 78
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
Ramona, CA 92065
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1 of 6 219 Woodland Parkway
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
San Marcos, CA 92069
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1 of 17 206 Woodland Pkwy Unit 225
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
San Marcos, CA 92069
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1 of 18 1515 Capalina Road #22
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
San Marcos, CA 92069
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1 of 24 978 Sierra Ct
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
Vista, CA 92081
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1 of 25 3520 Paseo De Los Americanos
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Oceanside, CA 92056
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1 of 5 5135 Loma Verde
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Oceanside, CA 92056
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4838 Baroque Ter
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
Oceanside, CA 92057
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1 of 26 3902 Vista Campana N Unit 54
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2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Oceanside, CA 92057
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1 of 6 4819 Ventana Way
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4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Oceanside, CA 92057
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Pine Hills Rd
Rent To Own
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Julian, CA 92036
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5941 Lubbock Ave
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
2 Beds, 1 Bath
La Mesa, CA 91942
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737 E Madison Ave
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
3 Beds, 2 Baths
El Cajon, CA 92020
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12075 Wintergardens Drive
Auction
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Lakeside, CA 92040
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1379 Partridge Ave
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
El Cajon, CA 92020
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1369 Partridge Ave
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
El Cajon, CA 92020
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8377 Ora Belle Ln
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
El Cajon, CA 92021
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Top Reasons to Live in El Cajon CA

Housing Statistics There is some good news and bad news with regards to the El Cajon housing market. Though the hunger for new homes has dropped, as evidenced by the lower than normal sale of homes--roughly 2,104 in 2012--it's backed up by rising home sale prices. Prices are way up, in fact, by 20 percent or more in some areas. As far as actual prices go, the average cost of a home, townhome or condo is $322,869, with the median price coming in at $294,950. This is well below the California average for homes, especially so close to a popular big city like San Diego. Neither San Francisco nor Los Angeles can claim such affordable rates. Vacancies are relatively low, around four percent, so an apartment search may take some time. It's a big renter community, with 55 percent of residents renting compared to the 40 percent who own, so taking extra time to find a property may make the most sense. Or, for those interested in accruing value while renting, a rent to own home is a fantastic alternative option. Finally, the annual residential turnover rate is fairly average, with 21 percent of people moving on each year. Even so, the population growth is steady, which is a good sign.

Largest Employers El Cajon has an impressive spread of employers, each taking on a few hundred employees on average. The largest employer located in the city is the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, which employs 1,490 people, the most by far. The runner up is GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics with 648 employees. Other notable businesses include Taylor Guitars, Sears and Target, with some health centers also accounting for a significant percentage of workers. In fact, El Cajon actually has one of the largest percentages of health care workers within its borders.

School Systems There are two districts that operate the schools within El Cajon: Cajon Valley Union School District handles the elementary and middle schools while the Grossmont Union High School District covers the public high schools. There are a total of six high schools, six middle schools and an extraordinary 19 elementary schools. There are also four colleges located in El Cajon: Grossmont, Cuyamaca, San Diego Christian and Seminary of Mar Abba the Great. Now it should be apparent why this city is considered great for both families and young adults looking to improve their education.

Neighborhood Guide El Cajon has a mixture of highly-populated urban neighborhoods and sprawling suburban housing developments. These are just a few examples.

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