Homes in El Cajon
El Cajon ( /ɛlkəhoʊn/; Spanish: [elkaxon]) is a city in San Diego County, California. The population was 99,478 at the 2010 census. The population is estimated at 100,116 as of 2011. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, the city has acquired the nickname of "The Big Box". Its name originated similarly, from the Spanish phrase "el cajón", which means "the big box" or "the drawer".