The population of El Cajon is approximately 93,000. El Cajon is home to one of the few indoor shopping malls in the county, Parkway Plaza. El Cajon is also home to a championship golf course, Cottonwood Golf Club. The city also houses many sports fields and parks.
Arts and Culture in El Cajon? According to the Downtown El Cajon Website:
“Exciting things are happening in Downtown El Cajon. A cultural renaissance is stirring with the emergence of an active art, design and heritage district. Everywhere you look there are new unique businesses opening doors, alleyways are transformed into art havens, and arts events are a customary part of life. Downtown El Cajon’s distinctive cultural assets are truly gaining a competitive edge in the local economy. “
El Cajon is home to the East County Performing Arts Center.
What Staff are Saying:
- For the most part, residents seem to be happy with El Cajon, with ratings much better than average in many criteria. Residents rated access to shopping, family friendly environment, friendliness of neighbors, and diversity of the residents, particularly high.
- The respondents felt that poor beach access, lower than average “pet friendliness”, and quality of nightlife, were all drawbacks to living in the area.
- All survey respondents indicated that they are unhappy with the commute to UCSD.
For More Inforamtion:
- “It's inland, so it does not have coastal weather (so I feel like it has real seasons) and it is less expensive than the areas further west.”