5.4 out of 10

El Cajon

32.8016303705091 -116.947118528059
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Aug 05, 2009

"Town in the valley."

El Cajon is an affordable option to the higher cost of living in San Diego city. It is just a short 15 min trip on the freeway to downtown San Diego and the Beaches area and 3 trolley stations you really stay connected to the rest of the city.
There are a good number of parks which are well maintained and clean.
Downtown El Cajon hosts a cruise night for classic cars on wednesday's and free music performances on friday's throughout the summer.
Shopping is good with Parkway Plaza Mall located here. Rents are cheap but watch out for those traffic tickets. Red light cameras and vehicle impounds are commonplace here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 07, 2008

"El Cajon - Not a bad little place"

El Cajon is just outside San Diego, smallish city, 95,000 residents. Summers get hot, although so far this year, I don't think we've had a 100f plus day - YET!

It's right off of Highway 8 so traffic can be a pain if you have to commute. Driving eastbound back to El Cajon at the start of a 3 day weekend/holiday can cause horrendous traffic jams when the 8 converges into 2 lanes and everyone and their dog are travelling out to the desert with their RV's, Dune Buggies, boats etc..

All in all, it's really not a bad place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids