El Cajon

FINANCE

On the Agenda: Real estate, startups, court nominee top business agenda

Business and professional groups around San Diego will host speakers, mixers and expos this week.

GOVERNMENT

Mayors tout 'holistic' planning

Faced with dwindling resources and rising demand for housing and business space, local governments need to put focus more on developing "holistic" planning for neighborhoods rather than randomly approving developments as they come along.

REAL ESTATE

Brokers in El Cajon apartment sale

Christopher J. Zorbas and Taylor Kettlewell, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap's San Diego office, represented Daniel I. and Victoria Moyal and Ely M. Moyal, the sellers of the 15-unit apartment at 718 S. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon. The property was sold for $1.74 million.

REAL ESTATE

Apartment on Magnolia in El Cajon sold

MEDICAL

Midwest Investment buys El Cajon medical office building

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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

Cal Auctions

1900 Weld Blvd., 115
El Cajon, CA
  • Auction Services
  • Estate Sales
  • Liquidations
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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

Open house, Sunday 1-4pm, at 1141 Greta Hill Court. BUILDER’S CLOSE-OUT!

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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