EL CAJON

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El Cajon Real Estate

The El Cajon valley nestles below the San Diego foothills and its name means "big box".   El Cajon is a vibrant community with a variety of art galleries, photography studios, shopping and restaurants.  It is home to the East County Performing Arts Center.  The downtown area recently received a National Main Street Certification and has also received that designation from California. 

Rancho San Diego, home to 19,400 people, is a master-planned community spanning 4,800 acres. It is a predominantly rural community conveniently located south of El Cajon and northeast of Spring Valley.  El Cajon comprises several communities including Fletcher Hills, Granite Hills, Dehesa, Bostonia, Crest, Grossmont, and others.  Many of these, including Crest, Dehesa, Flinn Springs, and Harbison Canyon feature a rural small-town feel with smaller homes on large lots and horse properties.  Fletcher Hills has a large number of apartment complexes, many of which are being turned into condominiums.   Newer planned communities such as Singing Hills Estates, Monarch Ridge, and Canyon View Estates offer luxury ranch and spanish style homes within close proximity to El Cajonís business and shopping districts such as Grossmont Center.

El Cajon is a diverse business community that includes a downtown that bills itself as "East County's Cultural Zone," Parkway Plaza, a leading shopping area with over 200 stores and restaurants as well as a number of light manufacturing companies.  The area is also home to the El Cajon Speedway and two community colleges.