So you’re packing up and moving to El Cajon, California? Nicknamed the Big Box, El Cajon has plenty to offer new residents. If you’re moving to El Cajon, here are a few key things you should know prior to moving day.
1. Choose a Neighborhood
Whether you love living in the city or the scenic countryside, you’ll have plenty of options in El Cajon. Downtown, you’ll be close to fantastic museums and art galleries, perfect for browsing on Saturday afternoons. There’s also great options for dining out and shopping.
If you prefer the scenic life, check out Fletcher Hills. This neighborhood was developed in the 1920s and still retains some of the era’s look and feel. You’ll be close to the ocean as well as several parks and hiking trails.
2. Find an Apartment
El Cajon has plenty of fantastic apartments and homes for renting and buying. You can find great homes in any one of El Cajon’s stylish neighborhoods. Check out sites like Zillow or Trulia to find available listings or work with a local realtor. These sites will also tell you more about the different neighborhoods so you can make a good choice on where to live.
3. Set Up Your Utilities
Once you have an apartment or home lined up, then it’s time to set up your utilities. Make sure to do this at least a week in advanced to ensure you aren’t left in the dark when you move in. Check them out here:
- Water: Helix Water District, 7811 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942, 619-466-0585
- Electricity: San Diego Gas and Electric, 904 W Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020, 800-411-7343
- Sewer: City of El Cajon, 855-518-4018
4. Register Your Dog, if You Have One
All dogs must be licensed with the city to ensure they have all their vaccinations. You can license your dog either in person at a licensed vet office or by mail at 1275 N. Marshal Ave., El Cajon, California 92020. For more information, call 619-236-4250.
5. Hire a Moving Company
Whether you’re moving from the next town over or across the state, hiring a moving company will save you both time and energy. You won’t have to worry about moving all your belongings yourself, so you can concentrate on getting your new keys and setting up your new home. Bekins Moving Solutions has been serving the El Cajon community and are happy to assist you with everything from packing to loading and unloading. We even can provide packing supplies and custom crating.
Moving to El Cajon is a big step, but if you’re prepared, then your move will go smoothly. If you need assistance, make sure to call Bekins Moving Solutions at (877) 594-1187.