El Cajon is a bustling city located to the northeast of San Diego. Over 100,000 residents call the city home, with many making the regular commute into San Diego and other surrounding cities for work and for pleasure. The city offers a pleasing combination of urban and suburban living, a plus for families in search of a relatively quiet yet convenient place to live. An extensive highway network provides easy access to the beaches and nightlife of San Diego.
In Spanish, the city's name is roughly translated into "the big box" or "the drawer," leading many residents to use the former as a nickname for the city. The city's origins can be traced to the Rancho El Cajon Mexican land grant of 1845. After significant development, the city gained incorporation in 1912.
Like many areas of San Diego County, El Cajon features an excellent mix of homes for sale, offering a variety of architectural styles for homebuyers to choose from. Many of homes in the area feature Mexican-inspired architecture, while other homes feature the usual vibrant decor and architecture that is unique to the state. Rancher-style and multi-story homes are common in most communities, many of them renovated to varying degrees. It's not difficult to find an attractive home that offers excellent style, efficiency and an affordable price point.