When renowned newspaper publisher Edward Willis Scripps built his 400-acre ranch in 1898, many eucalyptus trees were planted in the mistaken notion that their pulp would be a good source of newspaper. So, while they were not of use to Mr. Scripps in his publishing empire, the beautiful forests of mature eucalyptus trees along Pomerado Road are today a unique feature of the Scripps Ranch community's landscape.
Located north of MCAS Miramar, south of Poway and bordered on the west by Interstate 15, “the 92131” is one of San Diego's most desirable, livable communities.
Although Scripps Ranch is predominantly a residential community, several major businesses are in Scripps Ranch, including CoreLogic/Credco, a financial services company; Lockheed Martin, a leading defense-industry firm; Genova Diagnostics, a large life-science company; and Excel Hotel Group, which specializes in the development, construction, renovation and management of limited and full-service hotels.
The community is also home to smaller companies that span a wide range of traditional office uses.
“I love the vibrancy of this community. We came out here from the Midwest and, because there are so many people who are also transplants, it's just so open and warm. That applies to all of San Diego, but Scripps Ranch in particular. This past Sunday, we had one of our Symphonies in the Park. ... I'm guessing we had two thousand people there and they all get up and mingle and bring picnic baskets and the dance floor is packed from the moment the first drum head is hit. It's just a wonderful place to live.” – Scripps Ranch resident and Channel 10 reporter Steve Fiorina
“My husband and I have lived in Scripps Ranch for the past 10 years and are raising our three children in the community. I love the family-friendly feel of Scripps Ranch. I am grateful for a community where my kids can ride their bikes and play outside. Our neighbors are our friends, we look out for each other and we have block parties. Scripps Ranch has the safe and close-knit vibe of a small town -- but it’s still close to all of the wonderful things San Diego has to offer.” – Scripps Ranch resident and KNSD-TV news anchor/reporter Monica Dean.