Scripps Ranch was developed on 1,200 acres owned by EW Scripps, a very prominent newspaper publisher.  This gorgeous community lost over 300 homes in 2003 from the devastating Cedar Fire that spread through much of the north inland area of San Diego.  With much vigor, determination and a strong sense of community, Scripps Ranch is more beautiful than ever before.  It is situated just north of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and just south of Poway.  Because of its easy access to I-15, it is not uncommon for many residents to work in other parts of the metro area.

Neighborhoods of Scripps Ranch

With a population of over 32,000 people and over 12,000 households, this affluent area is comprised of several large subdivisions.  Within these subdivisions are smaller neighborhoods that have different characteristics that draw residents to them. 

Scripps Ranch Villages feature many of the newer communities and offer a combination of single-family homes, and condominium and townhome communities.  Neighborhoods like Terraza and Lakepoint feature homes priced from the mid to upper-$800s to well over $1 million.  Condominium and townhome communities like Ivy Crest, Cypress and Triana feature homes starting in the upper-$200s and topping $500K.

Stonebridge Estates is a large and popular subdivision where homes, mostly built as early as 2003, are priced anywhere from the mid to upper-$600s in neighborhoods like Montoro to well over $1 million in Scripps Preserve and the Sanctuary.  The interesting thing about Stonebridge is that over 80 percent of the land is preserved as natural green space.  Additionally, there are over 15 miles of trails throughout the subdivision for hiking, walking and biking.  

Older neighborhoods like Wine Country, Canberra Park and Rimcrest consist of the older homes of Scripps Ranch where some were built as far back as 1970.  These neighborhoods are filled with huge, mature eucalyptus trees lining streets.  The homes, in all their character and uniqueness, start in the low-$500s and top $1 million. 

The Highlands is unique in that the homes in neighborhoods here have gorgeous, panoramic views of canyons, sunsets and even some Pacific Ocean views for several of them.  Neighborhoods like the Presidio have homes starting in the low to mid-$600s and climbing up to the mid-$800s in San Angelo.  The Highlands is a very sought after area because of its family feel and the active involvement from community pot luck suppers to summer evenings with concerts in the park. 

There are other areas as well that feature homes and wonderful neighborhoods for people to feel right at home from day one.  Most homes are priced similarly to the above prices with the lowest priced homes starting in the upper-$400s in Deerfield to over $1 million in neighborhoods like Crown Pointe. 

As for condominium and townhome communities, communities such as Monarch and Scripps Mesa start in the mid to upper-$100s and climb to the mid-$500s in the Promontory.    Most are priced between the mid-$200s and upper-$300s in well-liked communities like Affinity Court, Ivy Hill and Windchime. 

The Nuts and Bolts of the Market

Because this is a more affluent area of the San Diego metro, home prices are slightly higher than other areas.  For single-family homes, the average home price sits at about $630K with the average number of days on the market at about 60 days.  In terms of condominiums, the same information shows that the average home price is around $328K with the length of time on the market at only about 45 days. 

A Preferred Community

To bounce back better than before after tragedy is exactly what Scripps Ranch has done over the past 10 years.  It is no wonder that people have a strong desire to live here.  With such a family oriented atmosphere and neighborly feel, Scripps Ranch real estate is an ideal place to settle down and plant roots.