El Cajon, located in Southern California is ideally located for visitors and residents to enjoy all this city and the surrounding communities, including San Diego have to offer. Downtown El Cajon is steeped in art. The District is home to a variety of art galleries, unique music shops, photography studios, and more. Downtown El Cajon also houses East County Performing Arts Center, the Library and Community Center Complex, more than 200 unique shops, restaurants and businesses; and an ongoing schedule of events and entertainment.
The City of El Cajon incorporated on November 12, 1912 as a General Law City.
El Cajon is an eastern suburb of San Diego, and is connected to that city by Interstate 8.
El Cajon is part of the San Diego, California metro area.