To find an upscale community not far from downtown San Diego, check out Scripps Ranch homes. Located around 20 miles north of downtown, commuters can get to work in under 30 minutes via I-15 and CA-163, which are just to the west of Scripps Ranch real estate. The community is located in the hills, with lots of beautiful natural space to explore nearby. Miramar Reservoir is located within the neighborhood. It’s part of the San Diego Aqueduct system and also provides lots of recreation opportunities. Visitors can go boating and fishing. There are many lovely spots for picnics. A five-mile long trail winds around the lake. To the south of Scripps Ranch is Mission Trails Regional Park. There are many miles of trails, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Lake Murray is located in the park and is open for boating and fishing. Visitors can rent small boats and kayaks.
Families considering Scripps Ranch homes will be pleased with the local public schools. Many get a perfect 10 rating on GreatSchools.org for excellence in teaching, college prep, and test scores. Parents also give glowing reviews. Parents can also opt for one of the many excellent private or parochial schools in the community. The Scripps Miramar Ranch Library has a great collection of books, DVDs, and CDs. It also has a full schedule of storytimes, events, and book clubs.
Though it’s considered a bedroom community, Scripps Ranch has a great variety of restaurants, from casual pizza joints to fine dining. There’s also an active civic association, which hosts events throughout the year. The group is mostly run by volunteers, and joining is a good way to make friends with neighbors. One of the biggest events of the year is the 4th of July Parade. Community groups and organizations join the parade, while neighbors cheer them on from the sidewalks. The parade ends at the park and everyone has a blast with various festivities.
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