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Scripps Ranch Real Estate

Known to its residents as “San Diego’s Healthiest Community,” Scripps Ranch is located amidst open space in a family-oriented residential community in North County San Diego just east of Interstate 15 and south of Poway. The rolling hills, groves of eucalyptus and pine, scenic views and the beautiful Miramar Lake, all make Scripps Ranch one of the most desirable spots in San Diego in which to live, raise a family, and start a business. Scripps Ranch maintains an infrastructure of police, fire fighters, and medical response teams that are amongst the most ready in the area, and prides itself on a healthy, safe environment.

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A master planned community built mostly during the 1970s and 1980s, Scripps Ranch comprises middle- and upper-middle-class single family homes and townhouses, with some rental property. Despite its suburban layout, the community retains an active community awareness and is one of the most involved areas in the region for maintaining its environment and ambience, as well as solving problems that might affect the community such as adequate fire-fighting personnel and response.

Boasting some of the finest schools in San Diego County, Scripps Ranch is served by the San Diego Unified School District, including Scripps Ranch High School which opened in 1993. Elementary and Middle Schools are also known as some of the finest in the state with both ranking in the top 10% of schools in the state. About 60% of residents over age 25 have college degrees in Scripps Ranch and it is a popular place for educators to live who work in nearby universities such as UCSD.

Schools include elementary schools: Dingeman, EB Scripps, Jerabek, and Miramar Ranch; Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Scripps Ranch High School; and Alliant College which offers continuing education to residents.

Youth sports are a big draw for families to the area, with Little League and soccer clubs, as well as other outdoor activities for adults such as garden club, tennis, golf, hiking, fishing, biking, and an active community indoors as well with clubs for quilting, small theater, writer’s groups, and a music club. Miramar Lake is a popular place to fish, bike, walk, and just enjoy a Southern California day.

Density is not a problem in Scripps Ranch. With over 42 square miles and a population of about 25,000, there is plenty of room for residents to feel like they are living in the country, but still have all the amenities of great shopping, retail stores, restaurants, and access to Interstate 15 for commutes into San Diego or other areas of the city.

Originally developed from a 400 acre ranch owned by Ellen Browning Scripps, one of the publishing family who invested so heavily in the San Diego area in the early part of the twentieth century, Scripps Ranch retains the rancho feel, but with home and townhouses a part of the landscape now. For a great place to raise a family and enjoy the San Diego lifestyle, Scripps Ranch is a great choice for those looking for easy country living with proximity to the city.


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