Located in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as "The City in the Country" and prides itself on the fact that over half of the city's 39.4 square-mile area is preserved as dedicated open space. The community offers a diverse range of housing options, an outstanding school district, a thriving business park with over 19,000 jobs, a broad range of dining and shopping opportunities, beautiful parks, over 55 miles of trails, numerous community events throughout the year and more. Poway is a great place to live, work, and play!
- Poway is strategically located in the center of San Diego County.
- Convenient freeway access to Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties, as well as Mexico.
- Lowest overall crime rates of incorporated cities in San Diego County since 1981, and one of the overall lowest in the state.
Poway is served by the Poway Unified School District (PUSD). Eleven schools are located in the City of Poway: 2 high schools, 2 middle schools, 7 elementary schools and 1 adult school.
PUSD serves approximately 36,000 students and is the 3rd largest school district in the county. The district encompasses 100 square miles (inclusive of City of San Diego and incorporated County of San Diego communities) and overall operates 25 elementary schools (K-5), 6 middle schools (6-8), 1 combined K-8 school, 5 comprehensive high schools (9-12), and 1 adult high school.
North Inland San Diego County area is served by Palomar Community College, as well as numerous universities and colleges throughout the region.
The City of Poway is committed to the preservation of natural open spaces, which is reflected in our "City in the Country" motto. Poway is home to over 4,700 acres of open space, 55 miles of trails and 25 parks. Throughout the year, the City also provides numerous family-oriented events such as the Old Fashioned 4th of July, Summer Concerts in the Park, Christmas in the Park and the Youth Fishing Derby. Well-known recreational amenities include:
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