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Rancho El Cajon real estate

 

This Rancho El Cajon San Diego real estate spotlight features a small neighborhood with plenty to do.

Also known as: “Rancho San Diego” amongst the locals.

 

Rancho El Cajon San Diego Real Estate History

 

Started out as a 48,700-acre Mexican land grant in 1845. “El Cajon” means “the box” in Spanish as it appears as a boxed-in valley between hills.

The land grant included present-day Bostonia, El Cajon, Lakeside, Santee, and eastern section of La Mesa.  

Following the victory in the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 guaranteed to honor all land prior grants.  Thomas Sutherland filed a claim for Rancho El Cajon in 1852 with the federal Public Land Commission.

In 1886, thousands of people arrived in San Diego every month by ship and train. The El Cajon Valley Company created a town site. The erection of the Corona Hotel allowed new arrivals to climb its observation tower to select from available parcels to buy through auctions.

Thus, Rancho El Cajon began its development into a thriving community.     

 

Rancho El Cajon San Diego Real Estate Demographics

 

A small neighborhood with less than 20,000 residents.

Homeowners consist of 73% of the residents.

The average age of 50 years old.

 

Rancho El Cajon Real Estate Market Trends

 

Trulia provides the following real estate market trends for Rancho El Cajon in San Diego in 2019.

Median home sales prices increased by 5.4% over the past year. The price per square foot also rose at the same time from $319 to $320.

All properties sold between March 20 to June 19, 2019, averaged $510,000 (up by 5.4% from 2018).

During the same period a:

  • One bedroom home averaged $214,000 (up 2.4% from 2018);
  • Two bedroom home averaged $322,500 (up 4% from 2018);
  • Three bedroom home averaged $500,000 (up 2.5% from 2018); and
  • Four bedroom home averaged $510,000 (up 5.4% from 2018). 

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Rancho El Cajon Things to Do

 

Trip Advisor recommends the following activities in Rancho El Cajon:

Summers Past Farms got 4.5 Stars (out of 5) from 55 reviews.

The Water Conservation Garden received 5 Stars from 90 reviewers.

Sycuan Casino earned 4 Stars from 204 reviews.   

Heritage of the Americas Museum earning 5 Stars from 101 reviews.

San Diego Aerospace Museum Restoration Facility got 5 Stars from 41 reviews.

Wieghorst Western Heritage Center received 4 Stars from 31 reviewers.

Air Group One – Commemorative Air Force Museum got 5 Stars from 72 reviewers.

Sprouts Farmers Market earned 5 Stars from 34 reviews.

Parkway Plaza Mall received 4 Stars from 45 reviews.

Burning Beard Brewery got 4.5 Stars from 15 reviewers.

The Next Door site recommends these activities in Rancho San Diego:

 

FARMERS MARKET

Harvest Ranch Markets

759 Jamacha Road, El Cajon

 

MOVIE THEATER

Edwards Rancho San Diego 15

2951 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

The San Diego Reader online newspaper provides plenty of places to see and things to do directory for the Rancho San Diego neighborhood. Includes bars, restaurants, and upcoming events.

 

El Cajon Restaurants

 

The Next Door site also maintains a long list of their favorite eateries in the Rancho El Cajon San Diego neighborhood including nearby La Mesa:

 

AMERICAN

The Brigantine Seafood Restaurants

9350 Fuerte Dr, La Mesa

 

BAKERY

El Cajon Bistro & Bakery

109 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

BAR/PUB

Hooley’s Irish Pub

2955 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

Farmer’s Table La Mesa

8141 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa

 

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

El Cajon Bistro & Bakery

109 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

BURGERS

Brody’s Burgers and Beer

12930 Campo Rd, Jamul

 

CHINESE

Mandarin Chef

2654 Jamacha Rd 111, El Cajon

 

COFFEE SHOP

Starbucks Coffee

2512 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

ICE CREAM SHOP

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

2471 Jamacha Road Ste 101, El Cajon

 

ITALIAN

Di Leones Italian Restaurant

1480 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

MEXICAN

Hilbertos Mexican Food

2648 Jamacha Rd 170, El Cajon

 

MEXICAN

Casa De Pico

5500 Grossmont Center Dr 404, La Mesa

 

PIZZA PLACE

Di Leones Italian Restaurant

1480 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

STEAK HOUSE

Outback Steakhouse

722 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

STEAK HOUSE

The Brigantine Seafood Restaurants

9350 Fuerte Dr, La Mesa

 

PET CARE

Next Door also lists their favorite pet care businesses like:

 

DOG GROOMER

Canine Country Pet Wash & Grooming Salon

2920 Jamacha Road, El Cajon

 

DOG GROOMER

Petco Animal Supplies

2510 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

VETERINARIAN

Animal Care Clinic

2650 Jamacha Rd 159, El Cajon

 

RETAIL STORES

Next Door’s list also includes their best retail stores:

 

BICYCLE SHOP

Performance Bicycle

8706 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa

 

BOOKSTORE

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

5500 Grossmont Center Dr 331, La Mesa

 

HARDWARE STORE

Dixieline

3607 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa

 

GROCERY STORE

Ralphs

2652 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

DRY CLEANER

Best Way Cleaners

2441 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

FLORIST

Albertsons

2899 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

FLORIST

Jasmine Creek Florist

753 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon

 

AUTOMOTIVE

Next Door recommends these automotive shops:

 

AUTO MECHANIC

Rancho Auto Service

El Cajon, CA 92019

 

CAR WASH

Soapy Joe’s Car Wash

2658 Jamacha Road, El Cajon

 

El Cajon Shopping Malls

 

 

Rancho San Diego Towne Center

2891 Jamacha Road

El Cajon, California

Conveniently located at the intersection of Jamacha Road and Campo Road in El Cajon, California. Provides scenic outdoor mall with 40 eateries, stores, and a cinema.

Too many to list here. So, here’s a link to all them. Here

 

Parkway Plaza Mall  

415 Parkway Plaza El Cajon, CA 92020

Parkway Plaza Mall opened in 1972, with over 1.3 million square feet of dining, shopping, and services.

Their anchor stores include:

 Their online directory lists all them and summaries about them. Here

 

El Cajon Schools

 

Cajon Valley Union School District provides its students with quality education by challenging them. This includes a well-planned curriculum leading to success and enhancing individual needs with problem solving and creativity.  

Located at:

12151 Calle Albara

El Cajon, CA 92019

Their unique Family & Community Engagement (FACE) program creates a school and family partnership towards improved student learning. This includes what they call a “Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships”.

The FACE believes in:

  • Every family wanting the best for their children;
  • Every child possesses great potential;
  • Cultural diversity enriches society;
  • Participating in school activities always voluntary; and
  • Parents take part as co-designers of their programs.

 Their school district began in 1923. Maintaining the same location they added 5 acres of land to build more classrooms in 1941 which remain today.

Here’s a list of their schools along with links to their home web pages:

 

Anza Elementary School

Elementary
619-588-3116

1005 S Anza Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
https://www.cajonvalley.net/anza

 

Avocado Elementary School

Elementary
619-588-3100

3845 Avocado School Road
La Mesa, CA 91941
https://www.cajonvalley.net/avocado

 

Blossom Valley Elementary School

Elementary
619-588-3678

9863 Oakmont Terrace
El Cajon, CA 92021
https://www.cajonvalley.net/blossomvalley

 

Bostonia Language Academy

Elementary
619-588-3121

1390 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021
https://www.cajonvalley.net/bostonia

 

Cajon Valley Middle School

Middle School
619-588-3092

550 E Park Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
https://www.cajonvalley.net/cajonvalley

 

Chase Avenue Elementary School

Elementary
619-588-3123

195 E Chase Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
https://www.cajonvalley.net/chase

 

Crest Elementary School

Elementary
619-588-3128

2000 Suncrest Blvd
El Cajon, CA 92021
https://www.cajonvalley.net/crest

 

Emerald Middle School

Middle School
619-588-3097

1221 S Emerald Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
https://www.cajonvalley.net/emerald

 

Empower Academy

Empower Academy
619-593-5211

165 Roanoke Road
El Cajon, CA 92020
https://www.cajonvalley.net/empoweracademy

 

Flying Hills Elementary School

Elementary
619-588-3132

1251 Finch Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
https://www.cajonvalley.net/flyinghills

Conclusion

 

Our Rancho El Cajon San Diego real estate spotlight focuses on a small neighborhood with plenty of benefits.

The real estate market prices fall far below many San Diego neighborhoods. Over the past year, market trends showed a 5.4% increase in median home values. The average El Cajon home sold for $510,000 by June 19, 2019.

Two large shopping malls in Rancho El Cajon provide lots of eating and entertainment venues. The range of things to do include two farmers markets, gardens, museums, and a casino.

Plenty of good restaurants, pubs, and a small beer brewery providing resident and visitors with many eating and drinking options.

A surprisingly large number of schools nearby with a school district maintaining a unique FACE program involving entire families.

Contact Us so one of our Realtors will explain the many benefits of buying a home in the Rancho El Cajon San Diego neighborhood.

Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger

 

 

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