Better Know a Neighborhood – Scripps Ranch "Ivy Hill and Ivy Crest"

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Continuing our series, today we feature two adjacent condominium projects within Scripps Ranch Villages. Ivy Hill and Ivy Crest (The Ivy’s) were built in the 1999-2000 timeframe by Western Pacific Housing. Very similar in size and appearance, the Ivy’s provide an excellent opportunity for first-time homebuyers or even move-up buyers. Boasting an excellent location just north of Scripps Poway Parkway, these neighborhoods afford to their owners excellent access to the Scripps Ranch Marketplace, a Vons-anchored community retail center right across the street, as well as easy access to both I-15 and Poway via Scripps Poway Parkway.

Designed in the popular Mediterranean style architecture, both Ivy Hill and Ivy Crest offer four floor plans ranging from approximately 910 square feet to 1,387 square feet. These include two single-level, second story two-bedroom models, one two- and one three-bedroom townhome model. The plans in each complex are generally similar, with the homes in the newer Ivy Crest project being slightly larger. All units offer two-car garages which are, in most cases, attached. The exception is that some of the Plan 1 and Plan 2 units in each complex offer a two-car detached garage. All units offer a balcony or a patio/yard area. Many homes enjoy fabulous views.

Both communities feature amenities including pool, spa, barbeque, and tot lot. Homeowner’s Association (HOA) fees are generally in the $150 to $160 per month range, and both of these projects have a Mello Roos fee. Sale prices for 2006 ranged from a low of $318,000 to a high of $557,000. Children living in the Ivy’s attend distinguished Scripps Ranch schools, which are a part of the San Diego Unified School District. At this time, Ivy Hill and Ivy Crest are within the attendance boundaries of  Dingeman Elementary School, the brand new Marshall Middle School and Scripps Ranch High School. As always, those interested in school assignments should contact the school district directly, as boundaries are subject to change (and they do).

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