Rancho San Diego, a suburb of El Cajon, a hub of East County, is an upper middle class neighborhood perfect for families. The rustically scenic surroundings and stunning mountain views add to the ambiance of the area, which is teeming with local restaurants and shopping. Cuyamaca College, part of California’s community college system, offers degrees in an array of liberal arts, science, and information technology fields. The college is home of the Water Conservation Gardens, nearly 5 acres of native plants and vegetables. The area has a many other parks and outdoor space great for runners and those with small children.