Scripps Ranch is one of San Diego's largest and oldest planned communities. Originally developed by E.W. Scripps in the 1890s as a Health Spa, the area has grown over the decades into a popular upscale residential area, attracting visitors and buyers from across the Southwest. Scripps Ranch occupies a large inland section of Northern San Diego encircling the Miramar Reservoir, and includes hundreds of beautiful waterfront properties, and a large parcel of mountain view territory extending towards Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve. Much of this area, located just east of Interstate 15, has been set aside for parks and open space, making it a great place for families to call home.
Many Scripps Ranch homes were built in the last four years, after fires destroyed more than 300 local homes in 2003. New homes in Scripps Ranch feature a wide variety of architectural styles such as Fresco and Mediterranean, utilizing traditional building methods like tile roofing and shaded walkways. Home prices extend well into the $1 to 2 million range, with amenities typically including custom tile kitchens, large pools, and vaulted ceiling entrances. With more than 11,000 homes in Scripps Ranch, there's something for every high end buyer here.
Scripps Ranch High School is consistently ranked among the best in the nation, and its post-secondary institution, Alliant International University, is the largest school of professional psychology in California.