In the late 1980's, many people considered Scripps Ranch to be located at the remote reaches of the city. Urban sprawl has since resulted in Scripps seemingly moving on the map, becoming known as centrally located within San Diego County. Located an approximate 15 to 20 minute drive from beaches, downtown, and major employment and activity centers, this bedroom community is a popular destination for home buyers. One of the main attractions is the abundance of Eucalyptus trees, and folk lore has it that these trees were planted by Chauncy I. Jerabek, the gardener of E.W. Scripps, as a monument to free enterprise, suspecting that the wood would make fabulous railroad ties. Folklore also has it that these very trees in fact were unsuitable for the intended purpose, so that most remain today (yet many were destroyed or removed as a result of the devastating and nationally covered Cedar Fire of October, 2003).
Scripps Ranch is located north of Miramar Marine Corp Air Station (formerly the Naval Air Station of Top Gun fame) and east of Interstate 15. San Diego is known for its rolling terrain with many canyons affording homeowners views; Scripps is no exception. Locals tend to separate Scripps into three general, geographic areas: South of Pomerado Road (which is, get this, located south of Pomerado Road), old or "classic" Scripps (which is generally located north of Pomerado Road and south of Spring Canyon Road), and the "Villages" to the north. The homes in the Villages were the newcomers to Scripps Ranch. While designated in the City of San Diego General Plan as a distinct community, Miramar Ranch North, for planning purposes, this area was developed under the marketing name of Scripps Ranch Villages beginning in the 1990's and soon was considered a part of Scripps Ranch, as the area shares the zip code. The Villages are unique in that the homes tend to be newer and most (but not all) of the homes are subject to Mello Roos. Scripps Ranch comprises roughly 12,000 homes, of which about two-thirds are detached, single-family properties. You can find many of the floor plans for the various Scripps Ranch neighborhoods here.Read More ▾
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