Located just 15 miles east of San Diego, El Cajon is considered the main hub of the east county. It is the fifth largest of 18 cities in San Diego County and has a population of approximately 100,000. El Cajon has seen substantial growth over the past several years due to more affordable housing, a strong economy and its proximity to the San Diego metropolitan area with average commute times around 20 minutes. (more)
The ideal year-round climate creates the perfect recreation spot with horseback riding, golf courses, campgrounds, 17 parks and easy access to all the attractions of San Diego. El Cajon is home to many privileged and highly sought after neighborhoods such as Fletcher Hills, Rancho San Diego, Mt. Helix, Shadow Mountain, Granite Hills, Blossom Valley, Harbison Canyon, Dehesa area, Grossmont College area, Crest, and many more.
El Cajon Real Estate Prices
Offering a wide assortment of homes from contemporary condominiums to ranch style single-family homes, El Cajon is sure to have what you are looking for. Condominiums in El Cajon start around $160,000 for newer, single level models in communities including Barbara Terrace and Cherrywood Park, and up to $300,000 for larger two-bedroom units in subdivisions within the El Cajon area like Rancho San Diego. (more)
El Cajon's single-family homes market features properties priced starting under $200,000 to upwards of $ 2 million. Many communities within El Cajon include exclusive amenities such as horse properties and boating facilities. Prices range into the millions for hilltop estates with spectacular valley, canyon, mountain, and city views and ranch style properties located on larger lots.
El Cajon Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 21st, 2020: homes priced around $627,605 compared to $623,784 the previous week, for a slight increase of less than +1%. For Tuesday, April 21st, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.