Scripps Ranch is a beautiful community of eucalyptus trees and hiking trails that surrounds Miramar Lake, Located just east of I-15 and south of Poway. The local Farmer’s Market can be visited weekly, as well as many parks and playgrounds with in the residential areas for recreational use.
Scripps Ranch and its population of approximately 21,482, has a variety of homes with a modern suburban style, which consist of upper-middle class single family homes, condos, and apartments. Having all types of industrial business parks gives a great place for businesses.
Most of the open area is set aside for outdoor activities as nature preserves. Miramar Lake provides fishing as well as a five mile paved road around it for enjoying a stroll around the lake.
Homes For Sale in Scripps Ranch
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Scripps Ranch is community within San Diego County located to the east of the I-15 and Mira Mesa, south of the City of Poway, and west of Lakeside. Scripps Ranch is one of the most scenic and picturesque communities in San Diego. Scripps Ranch has grown into a flourishing community where over 10,600 families reside. The Scripps Ranch Marketplace is the central point of the community with grocery stores, restaurants, and other small businesses. Scripps Ranch contains numerous industrial parks for businesses of all types. From high tech to clothing manufacturers, a broad range of firms in all industries operate in Scripps Ranch. Sitting high on a mesa overlooking Interstate 15, Nokia is the most visible company in Scripps Ranch.
Serendipity was at work when newspaperman E.W. Scripps came to California in 1890 to see his ailing sister, Annie (Julia Anne), in Alameda. Seeing that she was on the road to recovery, he boarded a steamship for a four-day visit to San Diego. He didn’t think much of it, describing it as a “busted, broken down boom town,” but as he traveled north, he became more and more excited. The climate and the foliage reminded him of Algeria, one of the few places in the world where he had remained free of colds that had plagued him all his life. Arriving at a barren, arid mesa 16 miles from town, he decided to build a home, Miramar, named after the Archduke Maximilian’s castle in Trieste, Italy.
He and his mentor, his beloved half-sister, Ellen Browning Scripps, purchased 400 acres of what is today Scripps Ranch for $5,000. Only 30 acres were to be E.W.’s, for his home and grounds; the rest would belong to Ellen. Eventually he acquired 2,100 acres, becoming a laughingstock for investing in the stony, treeless, waterless, hopeless acreage. Undaunted, he immediately started to build what he thought would be a “winter” home, to which he could escape during the cold months in Illinois.
He supervised construction of the ranch for eight years, completing the adobe east wing in 1898. By 1900 it became the family’s year round home, with E.W. seldom leaving it until 1917. He modeled the permanent residence, his dream home, after the architecture in North Africa, building three sides of a square around a paved courtyard with a fountain in the center and turreted rooms on three corners. The estate grounds were covered with citrus, pine, eucalyptus, and other beautiful trees, some of which still stand at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Dr.
Ellen lived at Miramar until 1897 while her home in La Jolla was being built, but sisters Annie and Virginia, and brother George also lived in the mansion at various times. Fred, another brother (there were 13 siblings), had attempted to grow a lemon orchard on the ranch, but was unsuccessful in the effort. E.W., whose pride and joy in Miramar never waned, conducted most of his business from the ranch, only occasionally making trips to his many newspaper offices around the country. He loved the quality of life it afforded him and his family, just as today’s residents do.
Types of Housing
Scripps Ranch offers homes in safe, quiet residential neighborhoods. Most of the housing resembles modern suburban styles of upper-middle class homes. Scripps Ranch contains affluent neighborhoods with large, expensive homes. The community also offers housing of all types, including single-family homes, condos, and apartments.
Scripps Ranch offers many parks and playgrounds within residential neighborhoods, lovely ponds, and hiking trails. Miramar Lake, a popular walking and fishing spot, offers residents a serene place to relax in a beautiful setting. Several parks and community centers provide an array of activities from sports to the weekly Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market. The Scripps Ranch Theatre entertains residents with performances on the weekends. There is something for everyone in Scripps Ranch.
Scripps Miramar Ranch
This beautiful community of eucalyptus trees and hiking trails surrounds Miramar Lake and is immediately east of Mira Mesa. Scripps Miramar Ranch is one of two communities that make up the Scripps Ranch Community which was established in the 1890s and continues to proudly maintain its community motto, “Scripps Ranch – Country Living.” Scripps Ranch is also home to some of the city’s most scenic parks, beautiful community facilities, landscaped neighborhoods and business centers.
Miramar Ranch North
This beautiful community of eucalyptus trees and hiking trails is situated north of Miramar Lake, immediately east of Mira Mesa and Rancho Bernardo. Miramar Ranch North is one of two communities that make up the Scripps Ranch Community which was established in the 1890s and continues to proudly maintain its community motto, “Scripps Ranch – Country Living.” Scripps Ranch is also home to some of the City’s most scenic parks, beautiful community facilities, landscaped neighborhoods and business centers.
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street / San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 725-8000 / www.sandi.net
Dingeman 11840 Scripps Creek Drive / San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 549-4437 / http://www.dingeman.net
Ellen Browning Scripps 11778 Cypress Canyon Rd. / San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 693-8593 / (858) 536-2364 – Fax http://www.sandi.net/ellenbrowningscripps/
Jerabek 10050 Avenida Magnifica / San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 578-5330 / (858) 578-7367 – Fax
Miramar Ranch 10770 Red Cedar Drive / San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 271-0470 / http://miramarranch.org/
Walker 9225 Hillery Drive / San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 271-8050 / (858)-578-8364 – Fax
Marshall 9700 Avenue of Nations / San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 549-5400 / (858) 549-5490 – Fax http://marshallmiddle.org
Wangenheim 9230 Gold Coast Drive / San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 578-1400 / (858) 578-9481 – Fax http://www.sandi.net/wangenheim
Scripps Ranch 10410 Treena Street / San Diego, CA 92131-1126 (858) 621-9020 / (858) 621-0646 – Fax / http://sandi.net/srhs
Chabad Hebrew Academy 10785 Pomerado Rd. / 858-566-1996 www.chasd.org
Christ the Cornerstone Academy (P-8) 9028 Westmore Road / 858-566-1860
Good Shephard Catholic (K-8) 8180 Gold Coast Drive / 858-693-1522
Kinderhouse Montessori School 11688 Sardis Place / 858-549-4276 www.kinderhousemontessori.com
Mira Mesa Christian (K-8) 9696 Candida Street / 858-578-0262
Scripps Montessori School (Ages 2-1/2 – 10) 9939 Old Grove Road / 858-566-3632 www.scrippsmontessorischool.org