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Neighborhood Spotlight: Jamul

Jamul is a lovely place for anyone looking to escape the city noise. Fresh country air envelopes this vast, rural, open spaced community in San Diego. Peaceful, quiet and safe are just a few of the many draws to this neighborhood.

About JamuL

Jamul (pronounced ha-mool to locals) meaning “foam or lather” in the Native American Tipai Kumeyaay language is a small suburban community in San Diego.
Jamul has a population of 6,163 as of 2010 and was rated #13 best suburbs to raise a family in the San Diego area as per niche.com


Real Estate Market In Jamul 

As of April 2019, the median list price for a home is $790,000.
Many of the properties offer privacy where you’re unlikely to see any neighbors do to the large parcels of land. Most neighbors are typically very friendly retirees. 
89% of the residents that live in Jamul own their own homes, as opposed to the 11% that rent. 
A majority of the real estate in Jamul are ranches and farms. 


Amenities in Jamul 

Jamul is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Especially if you enjoy fresh air and open space with a small town feel. 
Located close enough to San Diego county (roughly a 20 minute drive) where you’re not too far from popular city amenities but still get the benefits of enjoying the beautiful wilderness. It’s not uncommon to see deer coming down the mountains in the morning.
There are a few local family owned businesses within Jamul itself for essentials. A few of which include a liquor store, feed & supply, hardware, a meat market, 7-11 and an Albertsons–grocery store . 
A recent addition to the area is the Jamul Casino - San Diego. A place where visitors and locals can indulge in their cravings. The Casino features 7 diverse restaurants, live entertainment, and stunning back country views. Oh yes. Gambling is an option too! Surrounding the Casino you’ll find The Jamul Indian Village Of California.
One of the pride and joys of living in Jamul is its highly rated public schools. This is a major highlight for locals and families considering a life here.

Top Schools serving Jamul include: 

  • Grossmont Middle College High School (11-12)
  • Helix High School (9-12)
  • Valhalla High School (9-12)
  • Steele Canyon High School (9-12)
  • Greater San Diego Academy (K-12)
  • Monte Vista high School (9-12)
  • Hillsdale Middle School (6-8)
  • Avacado Elementary School (K-5)
  • Cajon Valley Home (K-8)
  • Eje Middle Academy (6-8)
  • Jamul Primary School (K-3) 

Nearby Areas 

  • Rancho San Diego
  • Hillsdale
  • El Cajon
  • Spring Valley
  • La Presa
  • Santee



Having your own vehicle is a must in this area. It’s a minimum 20 minute drive to most popular surrounding amenities.
There is an Amtrak station near Jamul: 
Services include: Ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.


Top Things To See & Do Nearby

A few popular of the popular things to see and do in Jamul include: 
  • Jamul Casino
  • Deerhorn Valley Vineyards
  • Lower Otay Lake
  • Otay Mountain Wilderness Area
  • Granite Lion Cellars 
  • Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area
  • Skydive San Diego


Overall Impression 

Jamul is a place for people with particular likes. Fresh country air, vast open spaces, peace and quiet. It’s not for everyone, but those of who live here, absolutely love it!
If you have any questions about relocating or moving to San Diego please give us a contact. We’d be happy to point you in the best direction for what you’re looking for.

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