El Cajon is approximately 16 miles northeast of San Diego. Its location near mountains makes it a great place to live for people who enjoy the outdoors and the amenities of a big city.
Real estate in the city includes homes for sale with three bedrooms within walking distance of schools and parks. Amenities of these houses may include family rooms, large backyards or pools. There are six-bedroom houses for people who want spacious homes and two-bedroom houses for those who are looking for small homes. Condos with one, two or three bedrooms are available. Homebuyers who are interested in luxury homes for sale will find houses with amenities such as guesthouses, outdoor entertainment areas and gourmet kitchens. El Cajon's average price for a home is $409,000.
People who like exploring the outdoors will enjoy visiting Cuyamaca Rancho State Park approximately 32 miles away. The park has trails for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. Fishing and boating are permitted in Lake Cuyamaca. Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is approximately 25 miles away. Scenery here includes forests, a waterfall and a stream. Visitors can see egrets and herons in the freshwater marsh here.
Parks in the city offer a variety of recreational opportunities. There are ball fields and basketball courts at Albert Van Zanten Park. Hillside Park has walking trails. Families can spend a day enjoying the playgrounds and picnic tables at Kennedy Park.
History lovers can learn about the area's history at the Knox House Museum.
Parkway Plaza has department stores, Walmart, restaurants and a movie theater. Sprouts Farmers Market, Albertsons and Vons are some of the grocery stores in the city.
Places for family outings less than 25 miles away include beaches, SeaWorld and a zoo. An art museum, a natural history museum and a children's museum are less than 20 miles away.
City residents can commute to San Diego by taking Metropolitan Transit System buses or trolleys. Those who are taking trips out of the area can take domestic and international flights from San Diego International Airport approximately 21 miles away.
The 10 elementary schools and six middle schools in El Cajon are part of the Cajon Valley Union School District. High schools in the city are part of the Grossmont Union High School District. There are nine traditional high schools and two charter schools in this district.