With its rugged hills and elevated mesas, Jamul is typical “horse country”. Once a remote area of east San Diego, Jamul is now developing at the same pace as its neighbors in East County. Jamul is an unincorporated community with a population of nearly 6,000, just 20 miles from downtown San Diego. Jamul residents relish their rusticity, great views, and stylish custom homes.
Real estate in Jamul is built on boulder-studded hillsides and valleys, and many homes afford stunning mountain views. Median home prices are hovering at $815,000. Single-family homes (three bedrooms) start in the high $200,000s and range upwards of $3.5 million. Higher end homes generally sit on several acres. Many homes – large and small - were custom built, with top-of-the-line upgrades. Ranch homes are situated on large sprawling acres. Many older homes in this community are also being renovated to suit modern tastes.
Thanks to recently completed casinos (and another is in the planning/approval stages) along with new roads, jobs are plentiful and commutes are much easier. The school districts (Jamul-Dulzura Union, grades K-8 and Grossmont Union, grades 9-12) are small but well-regarded, ranking between the 60th to the 90th percentile in the state. Cuyamaca College is in nearby Rancho San Diego, offering courses and community activities at low costs.
Jamul is situated 20 miles east of downtown on Highway 94. Communities adjacent to Jamul include El Cajon to north, Dulzura to the south, Spring Valley to the west, and Boulevard to the east.