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El Cajon resides in the valley of San Diego County, and it is surrounded by mountains. It is often referred to as "The Big Box." This is because the valley boxes in the city. Since the city is further from the coast than other locations in the county, the temperatures can get hotter during the summer. El Cajon also experiences cooler winters. The area was originally home to Spanish residents. During the Mexican-American War, the land grant for the area was acquired by the United States. In 1912, the city was incorporated. Today it is home to a variety of individuals including Whites, Blacks, Asians, Filipinos, and Chinese. Several households in the area have children living with them, and there is a good portion of retired citizens.



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With a city motto, "The Valley of Opportunity," many San Diego residents love calling El Cajon, California their home. This area of Southern California is home to nearly 100,000 residents. There are a variety of homes for sale in the region, making it a popular destination for homebuyers. Some of the homes are smaller and more affordable. Others are larger in size and ideal for large families. El Cajon also has some luxury residences with beautiful views.
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