Scripps Ranch is an inland bedroom community of single-family houses, condominiums, and townhomes in a quiet suburban environment. Scripps Ranch real estate is moderately priced by local standards. In the past ten years there have been several releases of new homes for sale in Scripps Ranch zip code 92131. The community is still expanding with new neighborhoods still under construction.
The Scripps Ranch community prides itself on being a very civic minded, wholesome neighborhood. Many families choose to live here because the elementary, middle, and high schools (part of the San Diego Unified School District) have an excellent reputation for quality teaching and academic achievement. There are approximately 11,000 homes in Scripps Ranch and an estimated population just under 30,000 in zip code 92131. Single family houses in Scripps Ranch account for about 70% of all housing units.
Zip code 92131 is located just East of Mira Mesa and the I-15 freeway, North of Miramar Air Station and South of Poway. Scripps Rancho real estate is desirable not just for the schools, but also for the beautiful surroundings and the easy commute to Downtown San Diego. It is only 16 miles to downtown and 13 miles to the coast. The easy commute allows for a wide range of employment opportunities. The community has its own library, fire station, and abundance of parks and recreation opportunities, including a newer neighborhood recreation center.
Scripps Ranch Neighborhood
What became the neighborhood of Scripps Ranch was first established in 1890 when former newspaperman EW Scripps and his sister Ellen Browning Scripps purchased a 400 acre ranch along what is today called Pomerado Road. They later added another 1200 acres to their ranch. When it was later sold, the neighborhood was subdivided into residential lots known for its rocky terrain with rolling hills, canyons and countryside views. Tall eucalyptus trees are a prominent feature.
The Scripps Ranch neighborhood has a lot of natural beauty, open spaces set aside for parks, wildlife preservation and trails. Located in the heart of the community Miramar Reservoir, a small lake surrounded by a near-perfect 5 mile loop which is popular with joggers, bicyclists, and roller bladers. Boats (canoes and rowboats) are available for rent, and the lake is loaded with bass, trout and catfish.
Contact the San Diego Realty Pros for details about homes for sale in Scripps Ranch. Geoffrey Schiering has been a Scripps Ranch Realtor helping clients buy and sell property in 92131 since 1999!