Skyranch in Santee

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Submitted by sunny88 on March 1, 2009 - 12:43am

The homes at Skyranch in Santee are very "reasonably" priced compared to other new homes in San Diego and there is no Mello Roos. I would like to see if anybody in this forum has bought a home in this development or if anybody has an opinion if they are a good value. Also, will home prices in Santee go up faster than other parts of SD?

Submitted by kcal09 on July 22, 2020 - 8:56pm.

Coronita wrote:
Yeah, I have to admit, skyranch is pretty nice.

I have a cop friend that lives there's and the few times we get together, it's a nice fun drive there from where I live.

The view from up there is worth a lot and Santee has become a nice town with newer malls.

Submitted by sunny88 on July 26, 2020 - 12:38pm.

Last time I visited Skyranch a few months ago it looked like a high end neighborhood. Some of the yards looked amazing and pride of ownership was evident.

Submitted by sdrealtor on July 26, 2020 - 3:48pm.

sunny88 wrote:
Last time I visited Skyranch a few months ago it looked like a high end neighborhood. Some of the yards looked amazing and pride of ownership was evident.

Thx for stopping by and even more for starting one of the most iconic threads on the blog

Submitted by sunny88 on August 2, 2020 - 2:09pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
sunny88 wrote:
Last time I visited Skyranch a few months ago it looked like a high end neighborhood. Some of the yards looked amazing and pride of ownership was evident.

Thx for stopping by and even more for starting one of the most iconic threads on the blog

Thank you for your kind words. You have been on this forum for a long time as well and have contributed many great posts about real estate in San Diego.

Submitted by sunny88 on January 30, 2021 - 8:22pm.

I agree, Santee has improved significantly over the last decade.

Submitted by SkyRanchOwner on January 24, 2022 - 11:11pm.

Still here in Sky Ranch. It's been a great community. New listings are rare up here, and houses keep increasing in value. Quick access to the interstates/state roads. Convenient location. Can't beat the views and 20 min drive to La Jolla Shores on the 52. Ha! Lots of curb appeal in the community and pride of ownership.

Highest sale recorded: $1,600,000 for 3,270 sq. ft., 5 BD/4.5BA. Fantastic 270 degree view! Closed 7/2/21.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5144-...

Here's a recent comp: $1,355,000 for 2,418 sq. ft., 4BD/2.5BA. Great West facing view! Closed 1/11/22. Original sale price from Lennar on 10/21/08 was $585k. Then resold/last recent sale on 4/25/14 for $615k.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5078-...

Not a bad ROI for East County.

Submitted by sdrealtor on January 24, 2022 - 11:54pm.

Sorry to hear the drive to La Jolla is now 20 instead of 15 minutes. Thoughts and prayers

Submitted by Coronita on January 25, 2022 - 8:02am.

All jokes aside, I'll be the first to admit that I was wrong about skyranch. It's actually a really nice community. It's not my cup of.l tea location, but there's some really nice houses up there overlooking the city.

I have a friend that lives there in a private two house gated area.

I was able to get from sky ranch to LJ in 15:43...

Not legally...well,.let's just say it could have resulted in jail time.

Submitted by Coronita on January 25, 2022 - 8:01am.

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Submitted by sdrealtor on January 25, 2022 - 3:10pm.

SkyRanchOwner wrote:
Still here in Sky Ranch. It's been a great community. New listings are rare up here, and houses keep increasing in value. Quick access to the interstates/state roads. Convenient location. Can't beat the views and 20 min drive to La Jolla Shores on the 52. Ha! Lots of curb appeal in the community and pride of ownership.

Highest sale recorded: $1,600,000 for 3,270 sq. ft., 5 BD/4.5BA. Fantastic 270 degree view! Closed 7/2/21.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5144-...

Here's a recent comp: $1,355,000 for 2,418 sq. ft., 4BD/2.5BA. Great West facing view! Closed 1/11/22. Original sale price from Lennar on 10/21/08 was $585k. Then resold/last recent sale on 4/25/14 for $615k.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5078-...

Not a bad ROI for East County.

FWIW ROI Is pretty much in line with most of SD though perhaps lagging the coast by a bit

Submitted by SkyRanchOwner on January 25, 2022 - 5:25pm.

Ha! The 15 minute travel time from Sky Ranch to La Jolla is now 20 minutes to accommodate for the increased traffic over the years. So, it's still 15 minutes +5 for traffic now. :-)

Submitted by sunny88 on July 17, 2022 - 9:49pm.

With the traffic getting worse on 52 during rush hours Santee has become less attractive in my opinion if you have to commute.

Submitted by gzz on July 20, 2022 - 11:40am.

Interesting to see a bump on this ancient thread. Skyranch I am looking at right now.

Thinking of looking at 6307 Triana.

I will be viewing some places in La Mesa and El Cajon on Friday.

Easier commute for me and bigger lots. Santee I think has more appreciation potential. I do appreciate new high end finishes, but there are always tradeoffs and for me an older house on a bigger lot is the better trade. And the 1.5 area buys some huge places on big lots.

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