Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Monika Mehran!

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Monika Mehran! Monika will be working out of our Del Mar office.

Monika Mehran Welcome

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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Stephanie Richards!

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Stephanie Richards! Stephanie will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

Stephanie Richards Welcome

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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Lexi Gustin!

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Lexi Gustin! Lexi will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

Lexi Gustin Welcome


Lexi Gustin is 28 years old and a resident in La Costa. She has a health and fitness background and is licensed in esthetics. Lexi’s nationality is Lebanese/Italian and some of her hobbies outside of work include singing and opera. She is a loving mother of one. Lexi actively involves herself in a number of charities for animal rescues and adopting from shelters.

Lexi knows that buying/selling property is not a walk in the park. She can help provide a smooth transaction while getting you the best deal possible. Lexi believes in the importance of helping clients understand the ins and outs of the real estate process and is determined to fulfill this task to the best of her ability. She is ready for any and all real estate questions you might have. Give her a call today!

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San Diego Neighborhood Highlight: Scripps Ranch


Scripps Ranch is a charming neighborhood suburb in the northeast part of San Diego County. Though inland, it’s still only about a half hour drive to the beach and close to many booming companies and attractions.


Scripps Ranch, like many things in Southern California such as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Scripps College, was named after the Scripps newspaper family. E.W. Scripps at first thought he was building a vacation home to get out of Illinois’ frigid winter.  He bought 400 acres of land, gave part of it to his sister, Ellen Browning Scripps, and built a ranch there at the site of where the members-only Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club a community hub, now stands. He also built a castle, called Miramar, where the community of Miramar is today.

Real Estate

Scripps Ranch is considered one of the premiere neighborhoods of San Diego County. With a population of 29,000 and home values at a median of around $700K, Scripps Ranch is a desirable area for families. It has top-rated public and private schools and a variety of public parks and open spaces. 

The outlook for real estate here is good, with a 9% increase in home sales over last year.  Houses here retain their value in an area that has very few vacancies. While there are many single family homes, there are also a lot of condos and townhouses for sale, too, at prices well below $500K. If you’re looking for well-maintained and clean houses, Scripps Ranch is the perfect San Diego neighborhood for you!


Scripps Ranch is home or close to many large high tech companies in the area. Among them, Intuit, one of the region’s largest employers, is located in nearby Rancho Bernardo. Broadcom is also close by, as is Fitbit.

If you work on the northwest side of the county over in UTC and Sorrento Valley, the commute’s not bad either—less than 10 miles. The commute to downtown San Diego is a bit longer at 18 miles.

Things to Do

There are lots of things to do in Scripps Ranch. Whether you have a growing family or you’re single, activities abound. Hoyt Park hosts Symphony in the Park, a concert series that has most sessions during the summer, but since San Diego is so mild, it also has a couple of concerts in the fall and winter. There’s a farmer’s market on the site of Innovations Elementary every Saturday, with produce from local growers, as well as kid-entertainment like face painters and balloon artists. Vendors also serve a variety of different foods for breakfast and lunch.

The Scripps Ranch Theatre is a popular and well-regarded community theater run by all volunteers, putting on many different shows, including those written by local playwrights. The Erin Hanson Gallery sells California impressionist paintings created by the local artist; there are frequent shows here open to the public.

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly the Wild Animal Park, is a few minutes up Interstate 15 in Escondido. At this massive zoo,  you can ride a tram through wild animal habitats, take a behind-the-scenes tour, sleep overnight in the park, take a hot air balloon ride, or zip line.

Scripps Ranch also offers many opportunities for hiking in and around the area. Black Mountain Open Space Park has a variety of trails where you can hike, stroll, or horseback ride. Mountain biking is also a popular pastime in these parts with many options.

Golfing is another big thing around here, with several different courses to choose from. In this area, there’s the executive course, Oaks North; the course at the Rancho Bernardo Inn; and, in nearby Poway, the Maderas Course, the top-rated course in San Diego County.


Despite Scripps Ranch being a suburb rather than a city spot, there are dozens of different restaurants in and around the area. Some of the most popular local spots include Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese grill where you can barbecue your own food at the traditional grill right at your table—including s’mores.

Ballast Point Brewing is a local brewery that’s become popular worldwide in recent years. The kitchen serves Californian cuisine. Cutwater Spirits Tasting Room and Kitchen serves up burgers, sandwiches, and its signature vodkas, whiskeys, and gins made on the premises. You can even get a distillery tour at the same time.


Scripps Ranch has a few different shopping centers with grocery stores, including Scripps Ranch Marketplace,  which includes a bank, a Starbucks, and other standbys. By 2020, a project called Watermark will bring in a Whole Foods, a movie theater, more restaurants, and a Marriott hotel.

Only a few minutes further away is Mira Mesa, which has many more shops and a movie theater. Mira Mesa Market includes this, as well as the region’s largest Barnes and Noble bookstore, and many different chain restaurants.

Scripps Ranch is a family-oriented, quiet area that nevertheless has a lot of different activities to keep you occupied. Whether you want a local brew, a nature run, or a relaxing round of golf, Scripps Ranch has it all.

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Carl Dirks!

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Carl Dirks! Carl will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

Carl Dirks Welcome


California native, former surface-line Navy officer stationed in Coronado and San Diego, Carl is familiar with real estate as the son of a Broker in the Bay Area when Silicon Valley was born and grew into the mega business area that it is today. Masters degrees in Business Administration and Science. Carl’s passion is growing business in new areas with effective marketing and customer-focused selling, helping buyers and sellers reach mutually beneficial transaction closings, and seeing results from honest work and effective business processes. He looks forward to working with Coastal Premier Properties and the North County markets.


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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Troy Bankston!

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Troy Bankston! Troy will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

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Born and raised in San Diego County, Troy brings a wealth of knowledge about local neighborhoods and schools.  After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University, he served for over two decades as a public works executive with expertise in Construction and Land Development. With his technical background, Troy has unique insight and perspective on real estate and home construction.

Having spent the past 15 years raising a family in coastal north county, Troy has a great appreciation for the unparalleled quality of life we enjoy here in southern California. He enjoys sharing information about different neighborhoods and our endless local opportunities: from beach time and hiking to restaurants and sporting events.

Troy is a service oriented and trustworthy professional who seeks to understand his client’s needs and locate the right home for each client. Real estate can be intimidating, but Troy’s easy-going nature makes it fun and easy.  He strives to provide the best experience possible with all his real estate transactions while building relationships with his clients.

He is happy to be a Real Estate Professional working with Coastal Premier Properties.

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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Erika Patron

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Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Erika Patron! Erika will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

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Erika Patron is a proponent for success whether buying, selling, or leasing homes for her clients. She is also a logistic specialist, advocating a seamless transition whether you are buying or selling your home.
Erika graduated from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She worked 16 years in the chemical / chemistry informatics field specializing in business development, purchasing, start- up logistics and lab management. Her background in customer services and knowledge of logistics combined with her attention to detail allows her to ensure successful and efficient transaction every time. Erika has a true desire for guiding and providing her clients with the best service to continue a relationship for their long-term real estate investments.
Erika is a Southern California resident of over 45 years and currently lives with her husband, two children and three dogs in San Marcos. She enjoys swimming, mountain biking, volunteering and cheering on her children at competitive swim meets.  Erika is involved in many volunteer activities surrounding her two children.

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