Scripps Ranch is one of the most coveted communities within the city of San Diego and is known as one of the more affluent neighborhoods. It has a lot to offer when it comes to schools, outdoor activities, dining, and quality of life.
Scripps Ranch has some of the best schools in San Diego. According to the website Greatschools.com Jerabek Elementary School ranks 10 our 10 and Miramar Ranch Elementary also ranks 10 out of 10. Marshall Middle School ranks a respectable 9 out of 10 and Scripps Ranch High School ranks a 10 out of 10. One of the main reasons why people want to live in Scripps Ranch is because the schools are great and not only are the schools top notch, but there is a plethora of activities to participate in.
Located off Interstate 15 just north of Tierrasanta, east of Mira Mesa and south of Poway and located close to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar where the infamous film Top Gun was filmed, except it was Naval Air Station Miramar back then.
Scripps Ranch started as a 400-acre ranch owned by E.W. Scripps and Ellen Browning Scripps. Eventually in 1891 E.W Scripps ended up purchasing 2100 acres of the barren, stoney, lifeless land. There were many naysayers who thought he was a fool for building his Ranch home so far away from the city. However, in today’s environment, Scripps Ranch is now located almost dead center in San Diego County and has some of the most beautiful lush vegetation and many mature eucalyptus trees lining Pomerado Road. My, how things have changed!
From young to old you will find activities that meet your whole families lifestyle. The Scripps Ranch Recreation Center has many youth activities and classes. Whether your kids like Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Dance, Art or year around Ice Skating at the San Diego Ice Arena you’ll be sure to find something the whole family enjoys.
If Racquetball, Swimming and fitness is your thing, you may want to look into getting a membership at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet club. Membership for this exclusive club is very limited and the waiting list is long; however, if you buy a home in Scripps Ranch from a member you can negotiate that membership into your home purchase.
There are also many parks in Scripps Ranch: Scripps Ranch Community Park located at 1145 Blue Cypress Drive San Diego, CA 92131 , Overlook Park located at 11417 Scripps Ranch Blvd San Diego, CA 92131, Lake View Park located at 10794 Mira Lago Terrace San Diego, CA 92131, Spring Canyon Park located 1101 Scripps Poway Pkwy, Dingeman park located at Dingeman Elementary 11840Scripps Creek Drive and Stonebridge Park located at 15030 Sycamore Trail Road, San Diego CA, 92131
Besides all the parks there are many civic and recreational organizations as well, some of them are: The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club, The Scripps Ranch Civic Organization, Scripps Ranch Old Pros Club, The Scripps Mira Mesa Fire Work Committee, Scripps 4th of July Committee, Scripps Ranch Planning group, Scripps Ranch Car Show, Scripps Ranch Clean up day Co Sponsored by the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, and the Scripps Ranch Civic Association 50 plus Association.
There are also many outdoor activities available, whether it be a run by lake Miramar located close to the Scripps Ranch Library, Canyon Path Located off of Scripps Trail and runs to Semillon Blvd, Transcounty trail that runs on the border of Scripps Ranch and Poway, or challenge yourself on the Martha Grove trail or Cardiac Hill there is a trail made just for you.
If you’re like me and you’d rather stick to sports that are more measured by skill, rather than endurance, may I suggest some fishing at Lake Miramar. All kinds of species can be caught here such as large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, trout and sunfish.
One of the best things about buying a Scripps Ranch home is you really don’t need to go anywhere outside the community unless of course you want to drive to the beach which is only about a 20 minute drive or may be spend the day at the San Diego Zoo which is only about a 20 minute drive as well. You want to head to San Diego Safari Park, which is about a 30 minute drive. No matter what activities you decide to engage in I am sure you and your family will be famished and will want some good places to eat close to home.
Some great places to eat are:
Mexican: Chile Peppers, Consuelo’s Mexican food.
Italian: Filippi’s Pizza Grotto (They serve some really good Prime Rib), Flippin Pizza, Pazzo’s Pizza, Sammys Wood Fired Pizza.
Indian: Himalayan Grill.
Bakery: Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe, The French Oven.
Japanese: Kappa Sushi, O Sushi & grill, Watami Sushi,
Greek: Santorini Island Grill
Sweet: Yogurt Heaven, Wahine Kai (Shaven Ice, Kona Coffee & Tea).
Bars, Breweries etc..: JuneShine Ranch Kombucha Bar, little Italy Bar and Grill, Newtopia Cyder, Public House 131, Savagewood Brewing company, Yanni’s Bar & Grill
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