Welcome to Poway, California! Located in the northern inland section of the San Diego metro area, Poway’s motto is “City in the Country” primarily because it offers all of the conveniences and close proximity to living in a major metropolitan area even though it is situated in more of a country like setting. Poway is just 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and is easily accessed by the surrounding highways and major thoroughfares. The city’s population resides on just 50 percent of the space in the city of Poway while the other half is preserved as dedicated open space.
Highlights of Poway
Poway is a perfect place to plant roots. It offers so much for families including parks, an excellent school system and the feel of a close knit community. No wonder those who live here love it!
One of its biggest highlights is the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. This 700-acre reserve is a riparian habitat with numerous trails throughout the reserve for hiking and biking. Other outdoor areas including Lake Poway and Goodan Ranch offer more trails and areas for biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and more.
The Poway Community Park is a hub of activities with a skate park, swim center, playground and more. Within the park is the award winning Poway Dog Park. The dog park has three fenced-in areas each with a water source (dog lick faucet), picnic benches, and space for dogs to play, run around, and have fun.
In addition to the recreational activities, residents have easy access to retail, restaurants, and other services at shopping centers like Creekside Plaza and Old Poway Village. Although many residents enjoy heading to nearby areas for shopping, Poway has all of the necessary conveniences of a bigger metro area.
Business is bustling at the Poway Business Park where 462 businesses provide a mix of commercial and retail. In fact, it is interesting to note that unemployment in Poway is only 6 percent which is lower than the national average and foresees future job growth at about 23 percent in the near future.
Finally, there are several annual events that are very popular with the residents of Poway as well as nearby towns. They come to Poway to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities, Train Song Festival, Christmas in the Park and the Youth Fishing Derby, just to name a few.
Where the Residents of Poway Live
Poway offers so much to its residents in terms of climate, atmosphere, a top notch public school system, and housing. While there is a mix of housing in terms of single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, over 80 percent of the housing in Poway is comprised of single-family homes. Many of the neighborhoods feature medium to large elegant homes. Several of the more popular neighborhoods include Green Valley, The Heritage, and Adobe Ridge. Single family homes are priced between the high-$300s and the multi-million dollar range. Condominiums are priced, for the most part between the high-$100s and mid $300s in communities like Heritage Hills, Park Meadows and the Square.
The People of Poway
The almost 50,000, racially diverse residents of Poway are mostly families who enjoy the activities in their community. With a median household income of about $90K, this affluent community features mostly people in white collar jobs who are, on average, 36 years old. The higher income allows the residents to afford the slightly higher cost of living in Poway.
Poway IS California
A family-oriented community, Poway provides a wide range of housing, shopping and recreation opportunities. Poway has sensibly maintained a good balance of growth and a nice quality of life; it affords an ideal place for succeeding. This is what California was meant to be.