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Scripps Ranch

Scripps Ranch

Welcome to Scripps Ranch

A tranquil suburban oasis with lush landscapes and a close-knit community feel
Scripps Ranch, set within the vibrant city of San Diego, is a picturesque neighborhood that prides itself on its tree-lined streets, family-oriented community, and scenic natural beauty. This area offers a unique blend of suburban serenity and convenient access to urban amenities, including top-notch schools, parks, and recreational facilities. Its residents enjoy the peacefulness of suburban living alongside the benefits of being close to downtown San Diego, making it a sought-after location for those who value both tranquility and city life.
The neighborhood is renowned for its variety of housing options, catering to a range of lifestyles and budgets. Scripps Ranch provides a diverse selection of properties from spacious family homes to modern condos. The community's commitment to maintaining a lush and green environment is evident in its well-preserved open spaces and public parks, adding to the area's appeal as a desirable place to live.

What to Love

  • Lush, natural surroundings with plenty of green spaces
  • Proximity to downtown San Diego and the main international airport
  • Recreational opportunities at Lake Miramar and other local spots
  • Strong sense of community and neighborhood engagement
  • Diverse housing options and top-rated schools

Local Lifestyle

Living in Scripps Ranch means embracing a lifestyle where community and nature go hand in hand. Residents have the luxury of enjoying outdoor activities right on their doorstep, from jogging and biking around Lake Miramar to relaxing in one of the many parks and natural areas. The Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club and local recreation centers offer venues for sports and fitness enthusiasts, fostering a healthy and active community spirit. The neighborhood's location offers easy freeway access, simplifying commutes, and travel to downtown San Diego, where cultural and entertainment options abound. The sense of belonging is strong here, with neighbors coming together for various community events and activities throughout the year.

Dining and Shopping

In the Scripps Ranch neighborhood of San Diego, diners have a wealth of options to explore, each offering its own unique ambiance and menu. For those looking for a social dining experience, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ presents an engaging option where guests can grill their own meats at the table, enjoying flavors from an internationally renowned chain. The French Oven Bakery and Café, run by local proprietors, offers a cozy spot for patrons to indulge in baked goods and café fare inspired by French traditions.

Things to Do

One of the most beloved spots in Scripps Ranch is Lake Miramar, a hub of outdoor activity where residents can walk, jog, bike, or skate around the scenic loop. Despite its popularity, especially during peak times, the area maintains a positive vibe, with people of all ages enjoying the outdoors and staying active. Beyond Lake Miramar, the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, Miramar Overlook Park, and Cypress Canyon Park offer additional venues for sports, picnics, and leisurely strolls, making it easy for residents to connect with nature and each other.
Scripps Ranch also hosts various community events and activities, from cultural festivals to local farmers markets, enhancing the neighborhood's vibrant community life. These gatherings allow residents to engage with one another, fostering a strong sense of community belonging.


Education is a priority in Scripps Ranch, with the neighborhood boasting some of the top schools in San Diego. A few include:
  • Scripps Ranch High School
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School
  • Miramar Ranch Elementary School
  • Jerabek Elementary School
  • Alliant International University

Overview for Scripps Ranch, CA

20,950 people live in Scripps Ranch, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $65,024. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around Scripps Ranch, CA

There's plenty to do around Scripps Ranch, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wanda’s Puerto Rican Cuisine, Performance Strength Lab, and Performance360 - Mira Mesa.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.1 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.07 miles 39 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.85 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Scripps Ranch, CA

Scripps Ranch has 7,666 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scripps Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,950 people call Scripps Ranch home. The population density is 5,562.945 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.17 / 48.83%

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Schools in Scripps Ranch, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Scripps Ranch. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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