Jamul is a small community only 10 miles from La Mesa and 20 from San Diego. Homes for rent in this rural area let renters get peace and quiet while still being near larger cities. There's abundant camping due to the community's proximity to the Laguna Mountains and the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Renters can go birding, hiking and camping and explore attractions like the Living Coast Discovery Center at Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
Facts for Renters
Jamul was once part of a land grant in 1831 to Pío Pico from Governor Manuel Victoria. Pío Pico was the last Mexican Governor of California. In 1837 Diegueno Indians attacked the land, killing four people and kidnapping two others.
As a result of the violence, the land stayed mostly unoccupied until 1854 when Capt. Henry Burton was homesteading in the are. The courts were unsure of who rightfully owned the land, and a series of legal battles ensued, which weren't settled until 1891. Eventually, in 1915 the deed to Rancho Jamul was sold to Louis Wilde before becoming a community.
The area is home to the Jamul Indian Village, where the Kumeyaay tribe live. They have inhabited the region for 12,000 years, and are one of 13 bands from the Kumeyaay Nation that are recognized as sovereign by the U.S. government.
Resources for Renters
The Jamul Veterinary Hospital has emergency services all week, and wellness services Monday through Friday. It also offers boarding. Hours and directions can be found on its website.
Renters can keep up on local events and announcements at the Jamul Web page. It also gives a history of the community, advice on rural living and emergency resources.
The Jamul Indian Village has information on the group's history and culture as well as contact information available online.