Scripps Ranch

Located just south of Poway and east of Mira Mesa is the wonderful community of Scripps Ranch.  One of San Diego’s most desirable neighborhoods, resident are proud of their tree-lined streets, the “non” cookie cutter feel of  “old” Scripps, their close proximity to open space and parks, the safe “neighborhood” feel of the ranch and the quite county feeling Scripps boasts.  In fact, locals refer to Scripps Ranch as “Country Living” in the city.  And it truly lives up to its name.  Scripps is also known for its award-winning schools that are all a part of the San Diego Unified District.

With highways 15 and 56 just minutes away from most neighborhoods, Scripps is convenient to shopping, entertainment, parks and some of San Diego’s best beaches.  Del Mar Beach, and Torrey Pines State Park, are a short 20-minute drive away.  If it is nightlife you carve, that too can be found with only a short car ride to downtown where you will find award-winning restaurants, PetCo Park (go Padres),  fabulous entertainment and the famous Horton Plaza.

However, as locals will tell you, some of the best jewels can be found literally right in your backyard.  Scripps Ranch is home to the wonderful Miramar Lake Park.

Boat Ramp

A Peaceful Day on the Lake

Miramar is a beautiful park which features scenic picnic areas, boating and a 4.92 mile paved trail around the lake for biking, running or simply strolling and recharging.  A few select and beautiful homes crest the top part of the lake giving a lucky few, sunset water views.


Scripps Ranch real estate has something for everyone.  Residents, who prefer to live a simple and carefree lifestyle, choose to live in one of Scripps several condominium complexes, taking weekends off from yard work.  A variety of newer, modern condominium complexes, several with small patio yards for Fido, are scattered along Scripps Poway Parkway or “new” Scripps Ranch.  In “older” Scripps many condominiums can be found perched above Lake Miramar and around nestled around Hendrix Pond.  It is here that many lucky homeowners live a carefree lifestyle all the while enjoying the amenities of water views and a lifestyle in the country.  Many locations in Scripps Ranch feel like “country” yet you are only minutes from major freeways and shopping.  Many of San Diego’s finest employers such as LG Electronics, MedImpact, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin and even Qualcomm which is just a short drive away, making Scripps Ranch a wonderful place to work and live!


Prices for real estate in Scripps Ranch range from $185,000 for a 600 + square foot one bedroom condo, to just over $2.2M for a newly constructed home in the Stonebridge Community.  Most communities, including condominiums, are within walking distance to schools and parks, making Scripps Ranch a perfect area for many families.


Similarly, Scripps Ranch single family homes are as varied as the condo communities are.  “Old Scripps” consists of many well built and lovingly maintained homes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Popular communities south of Pomerado offer home owner’s large yards, flexible floor plans, quiet tree-lined streets and that “non-cookie cutter” feel residents crave.  Most communities south of Pomerado also have private pool, tennis and community centers for their residents.  Many locals refer to these neighborhoods as “South of Pomerado”.  These homes tend to hold their value well and continue to be a highly desirable area to live in Scripps Ranch.


“New Scripps” host a variety of single family homes built in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s.  It is here that residents enjoy modern architecture, spacious floor plans as well as the convenience of being just a hop, skip and jump from I-15.  Many of the homes adorning the hills of Scripps Ranch have drop dead gorgeous ocean and sunset views.  On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mexico!  Scripps Ranch real estate truly has some of the best neighborhoods and options for homes in San Diego!

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