Welcome to East County! Known as San Diego's scenic inland suburbs, East County offers a plethora of shopping, dining and outdoor activities. There are numerous family neighborhoods, sometimes at a more affordable price than in the city center. It commonly includes the five cities east of San Diego—El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, and Lemon Grove—as well as more rural communities Lakeside, Spring Valley, Jamul, and Alpine.
Featuring valleys, foothills, and mountains such as El Capitan and Mount Woodson, East County is a beautiful place to live, and is the fourth most populous region in the San Diego metropolitan area. With plenty of parks and hiking trails, East County offers many opportunities for outdoor activity.
East County also offers many highly rated schools! Click HERE to check out a regional overview from GreatSchools.