El Cajon

REAL ESTATE

Apartment in El Cajon on Sunshine sells

Southwinds Apartments, the renovated 22-unit apartment building at 909 S. Sunshine Ave., El Cajon 92020, has been sold for $3.74 million, or $170,000 per unit.

REAL ESTATE

Mobile home park on Bradley in El Cajon sells

The 162-space Starlight Mobile Home Park at 351 E. Bradley Ave., El Cajon 92021, has been sold for $17,981,000, cash.

FINANCE

'Aerotropolis' construction studied for Gillespie, Brown airports

A two-part report has been launched to promote industrial, office and retail development surrounding Gillespie Field in El Cajon and Brown Field in the South Bay.

FINANCE

El Cajon rolls back sales tax to 8.5%

REAL ESTATE

Shea's Everly models open in El Cajon

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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

AA Smog Test

210 W Bradley Ave.
El Cajon, CA
  • Automobile Repairing & Servicing

AA Auto Repair

140 W Bradley Ave.
El Cajon, CA
  • Automobile Repairing & Servicing
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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. 

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.

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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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