A city since 1980 and situated in the coastal foothills approximately 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Poway is proud of its “City in the Country” title. The community enjoys a comfortable year-round climate and a multitude of recreational facilities for all ages, including those found at the 700-acre plus Blue Sky Preserve and adjacent Lake Poway.
Poway is a family oriented community with a population of approximately 49,000 and a wide variety of housing options from condos and modest older homes to custom luxury properties on acreage and stunning views.The community has been carefully planned to balance growth with quality living. As well as a nationally recognized school district, which also encompasses Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Sabre Springs and Carmel Mountain Ranch, Poway also boasts a state-of-the-art library and the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
There are many parks, including the community’s historical Old Poway Park, and sports of all type are popular here. There is fishing and boating on Poway Lake, and other activities include soccer and baseball leagues,golf, tennis, swimming, biking and hiking, even lawn bowling. There is no shortage of golf courses in the area. Horse riding is another popular pastime, and there are miles of riding and jogging trails with plenty of open space to enjoy. The community hosts an annual rodeo.
Connected by the I-15 freeway, downtown San Diego is easy to reach and during commuting hours there are express lanes that can be utilized. There are a variety of business parks in the area, however, in Poway and in nearby Rancho Bernardo as well as in Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley and La Jolla to name a few places. There is no shortage of universities and community colleges in the area, and there are a number of hospitals and plenty of medical centers offering specialized care. Adjacent to Poway, on the border with Escondido, is one of the largest indoor shopping malls in the county, North County Fair.
- Rancho Bernardo
- Rancho Penasquitos
- Carmel Mountain Ranch& Sabre Springs
- 4S Ranch