El Cajon


Shea's Everly models open in El Cajon

Shea Homes San Diego unveiled two new model homes at its 21-home Everly community in El Cajon.


Marquis Apartments in El Cajon sold

Marquis Apartments, the 38-unit complex at 871 North Mollison Ave., El Cajon 92021, has been sold for $5,072,500.


Cuyamaca College president announces retirement

Mark J. Zacovic announced Friday that he will be retiring as president of Cuyamaca College, effective June 30.


Cuyamaca professor receives civic education award


Sierra Vista Apartments in El Cajon sell

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Visitor Information

The El Cajon valley nestles below the San Diego foothills and its name means "big box." The friars at San Diego Mission used this geography to their advantage to pasture their cattle. The hills kept the cattle from wandering and provided watershed.

After the missions were secularized, the valley land was given to Dona Maria Antonio Estudillo, wife of Don Miguel de Pedrorena to fulfill a debt of the government. That grant included the area that eventually developed into Santee, Bostonia, Glenview, Johnstown, El Cajon and part of Grossmont. 

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Business Information

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.  The goal of the city is to build a vital economy from this diversity that will offer opportunities to all income and age levels.

Unlike some other areas of the county, El Cajon is built out and does not have large tracts of open land available for development.  New construction is either built on vacant lots or involves the rehabilitation of older buildings and sections of the city.  For the last seven years the El Cajon Community Development Corp. has been leading the efforts to redevelop and revitalize the downtown historic district centered around Main and Magnolia.

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El Cajon Businesses

Casteel Accident Reconstruction

1920 Cordell Ct., Ste. 102
El Cajon, CA
  • Accident Investigation/Reconstruction

Milholland Solar & Electric

1475 North Cuyamaca St.
El Cajon, CA
  • Alternative Energy
  • Contractors - Electrical
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Services & Maintenance
  • Electrical Vehicle Chargers
  • Home Energy Audits
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Residential Development
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Revitalizing Main Street pays dividends for San Diego communities

El Cajon's revitalized downtown area benefits from the National and California Main Street Programs. 

Homes for Sale

$675,000 - $725,000

Movie Theaters

2951 Jamacha Rd.
El Cajon, CA, 92019
405 Parkway Plaza
El Cajon, CA, 92020

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

El Cajon Videos

Green Apple Day of Service at Pepper Drive School

Reporter Carlos Rico visits Pepper Drive School for the U.S. Green Building Council's inaugural Green Apple Day of Service, where more than 60 volunteers lent a helping hand and learned about sustainability.

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PSAR Hosts La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors’ (PSAR) Government Affairs Committee will host La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis for an update on new projects and development opportunities in La Mesa, including future plans for Grossmont Center, Park Station, La Mesa Village street scape renovation and Boys and the Girls Clubs of East County’s new Brady Family Clubhouse.
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