The Ultimate Resort-Style Living in Scripps Ranch
December 13, 2022
On average, more than 30 million people travel to San Diego County each year for its laid-back vibe, quintessential California beaches, and plentiful dining and entertainment. And in a northwestern pocket of San Diego is the affluent neighborhood of Scripps Ranch, where residents have access to all that San Diego has to offer and resort-style amenities right at home.
Get to Know the Neighborhood
Although Scripps Ranch has changed quite a bit from its days as a 1,200-acre ranch owned by newspaper publisher EW Scripps in the 1890s, it remains an idyllic locale for residents who seek a certain quality of life. This suburban enclave offers a relaxing, upscale lifestyle while offering proximity to the energies of the San Diego city center and beaches.
The neighborhood of Scripps Ranch has an abundance of parks and open spaces within walking distance, such as Spring Canyon Park, and several others just a short drive away. Within the city itself is Scripps Ranch Recreation Center and Lake Miramar, offering boating and fishing. Torrey Pines and La Jolla beaches are only 20 minutes away by car, and popular Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are only a few minutes further. The Poway-Midland Railroad is a few minutes north of Scripps Ranch, and the famous San Diego Zoo is only 20 minutes away.
Scripps Ranch is in a prime location for access to entertainment, nightlife, eateries, and shopping. Energy-rich Downtown San Diego, with dining and shopping in the Gaslamp Quarter, Marina district, and Little Italy, is only 25 minutes away. Petco Park is also downtown. Just west of Scripps Ranch is the Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds, and the chic Del Mar Highlands Town Center with many shopping and dining options. La Jolla is also a popular destination for social activities, with various shopping and dining options in the downtown district, at the One Paseo center, and at the Westfield UTC mall.
Providing the perfect home base for all that San Diego has to offer, LIVIA at Scripps Ranch is the neighborhood's newest community co-developed by Essex and Monarch Group. A brand-new apartment community with spacious one- to three-bedroom apartments and resort-style amenities, it provides renters with a lifestyle that is equal parts laid-back and vibrant. The name LIVIA is actually derived from the Latin word “life,” conveying energy, movement, and connectivity, and the apartment homes were built for people who embody those same characteristics.
As mentioned, LIVIA is surrounded by green spaces and preserves, offering hiking and biking trails, dog parks, playgrounds, golf courses, and other outdoor activities. In 20 minutes or less, residents can access Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Black Mountain Open Space Park, Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve, Mission Trails Regional Park, Torrey Pines State Preserve, and more. Meanwhile, right at home, renters have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room, as well as a golf simulator and bike repair station. LIVIA’s dog run and wash stations are especially handy for dog owners.
The neighborhood has a variety of amenities for renters who don’t want to go far, despite it being just a short drive from the aforementioned shopping and dining centers throughout San Diego County. In fact, Scripps Ranch Marketplace is across the street, and the Poway Farmers Market is a short drive away. LIVIA residents have access to several entertainment spaces, including a clubhouse and a poolside dining space with three BBQ grills and a chef-grade pizza oven. The resort-style pool is also perfect for entertaining friends or relaxing solo with a book in one of the many cabanas.
A Thriving Community
Although the community prides itself on amenities for active and social people—those embracing the characteristics of its namesake—LIVIA also caters to working professionals. Residents can work from many community spaces around the property where WiFi is available, and apartment homes are equipped to connect to ultrafast internet. Spacious floor plans with two or three bedrooms work well for those needing a dedicated office. A bonus - Scripps Ranch is near many employment opportunities, including several tech companies. The University of San Diego, San Diego State University (of the California State University system), and some smaller colleges are also nearby.
Within LIVIA’s apartment homes, residents will find high-end fixtures, designer finishes, and brand-new appliances, including an in-unit washer and dryer. They also feature open floor plans, walk-in closets, and hardwood-style vinyl flooring. The apartments are equipped with air conditioning and smart home technology, including keyless smart locks and smart thermostats, allowing residents to control climate settings, monitor who comes and goes, and issue entrance codes all from their smartphones. The LIVIA community also includes electric vehicle charging stations, which is one of many steps Essex is taking to embrace cutting-edge technology and sustainable living at its apartment communities. Essex has long committed to providing sustainable lifestyles and eco-friendly apartment homes, whether minimizing environmental impact through renovations or developing brand-new, LEED-certified apartment buildings. LIVIA is currently pending LEED Silver certification, making it one of 20 Essex properties with LEED certification.
Find Your Essex Apartment at LIVIA
LIVIA at Scripps Ranch offers the laidback living that San Diego is known for with access to some of Southern California’s most renowned beaches, dining, and entertainment. This brand-new Essex property featuring one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartment homes will be opening in early 2023. Join our interest list to schedule a virtual tour and learn about any specials.