Scripps Ranch is an affluent community of San Diego, California in the northeastern part of that city. Scripps Ranch is a coastal/inland bedroom community within the City of San Diego. Miramar Reservoir is located within Scripps Ranch and offers recreational boating and fishing. A feature of Scripps Ranch is its landscaping, which includes many mature eucalyptus trees that are most apparent along Pomerado Road.
Scripps Ranch was originally a 400-acre ranch owned by newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps. He later expanded it to 1,200 acres. Two elected planning groups (the Scripps Ranch Planning Group and the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee), advise the city on local planning and land-use issues. The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (“SRCA”) acts as the de facto Community Town Council, meeting monthly and advising the city on all quality of life issues. The SRCA also acts as the eyes and ears of the community, publishing a 70-80 page community newsletter every month, which is hand-delivered to approximately 12,000 households by hundreds of volunteers. The SRCA also sponsors the community’s annual 4th of July Parade, Spring Community Fair, Community Volunteer Recognition Night, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and community clean-up / garage sale days.
The community is served by the San Diego City Schools.