El Cajon California Homes & Real Estate
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El Cajon real estate, a suburb of San Diego, includes well maintained parks and picturesque open spaces for its residents and visitors to enjoy. Great care is taken in the maintenance and development of the parks, median landscaping, and the urban forest for the enjoyment of the residents, which fosters community pride. A large variety of parks offer playgrounds and sports fields, while the community pool, skatepark and off-leash dog park all add value to the quality of life and homes in El Cajon.
Homes in El Cajon CA: A Lifestyle
From El Cajon there exists easy access to downtown San Diego with all of its world renowned public attractions, such as Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and Balboa Park. The sunny beaches of the Pacific ocean are less than 20 miles away on I-8.
With its temperate climate, outdoor activities are an inviting part of everyday life. Current trends focus much attention on children´s recreational activities which are alive and well in El Cajon. However, often overlooked, are recreational activities for adults. The Recreation Department of El Cajon meets this challenge by offering a wealth of activities for people of all ages, thus improving the quality of life that is the reason for living in California.
In addition to the regular activities provided, El Cajon is host to an annual Bicycle Grand Prix, held in downtown El Cajon in February, which brings not only world class racers and collegiate racing teams, but also encourages community involvement with special races for local children ages 4-10.
The short yet fascinating recorded history of properties in El Cajon begins with the area as an agrarian heartland in the 1800´s. Due to a scarcity of recorded history for the area, there is no widely accepted date for a permanent settlement in the area, though it is known that mission padres were drawn to the area while exploring for land ideal to support the mission´s cattle as well as the cattle of Native American converts.
With secularization, the governor of California, Pio Pico, confiscated the lands of Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1845 and granted the land forming El Cajon and several surrounding communities. At this time the area was characterized by scattered adobe homes which may or may not have housed permanent residents. In 1870 a school was established in a homestead at Park and Magnolia. This is the earliest decisive time marker for a permanent American settlement in the city.
During the latter part of the nineteenth century it was discovered that the climate and soil conditions were advantageous to the support of many crops. As the agriculture of the area expanded from primarily wheat to include citrus, avocados, and grapes, the real estate “pitch” of the day enticed its clients to the area with the idea of having the perfect environment for the drying of raisins.
Growth of the El Cajon real estate area was markedly increased both after the Civil War and World War II. El Cajon has experienced enormous growth in the latter part of the twentieth century. In 1960 El Cajon´s population had increased to 37,618, and spanned an area of 9.8 square miles. By 2000 that had increased to 14.6 miles and a population of 94,869, a growth which continues to be handled by civic leaders with great care and responsibility. This has successfully created a lovely city and a community that its residents are proud and pleased to call home.
Whether you need assistance in the sale of your El Cajon home, or you are searching for a perfect fit for you and your family in the San Diego area, please contact your El Cajon CA REALTOR®, Doug Jones, at (619) 994-7943 or complete the form below. I would be happy to offer you my El Cajon real estate services with expertise and professionalism.