When thinking about San Diego, images of beautiful beaches and surfers catching big waves immediately come to mind. There is so much more to America’s Finest City, however, and nowhere is this more apparent than Poway. Year round life at the beach is definitely not for everyone, but the city combines the best of both worlds. The hills and lakes of this spacious city combine many of the family-friendly aspects of Carlsbad and Encinitas with the rural charm of beautiful inland San Diego County.
Although not incorporated until recently in 1980, Poway has long been a vibrant community in the San Diego landscape. The cities origins can be traced back to the late 18th century as a stock range for the local missions. American settlers slowly began to migrate to the area as the saw the potential for this land as a booming agricultural center. Modern Poway still shows traces of its agricultural roots, but also has become an ideal location to raise a family, boasting low crime rates and one of the finest school districts in the state.
Things to do in Poway
Lake Poway Recreation Area: Spend a day near the water without having to deal with all the crowds and traffic that come with a trip to the beach. The Lake Poway Recreation Area features something for everyone, with fishing, boating, hiking, archery, and much more!
Old Poway Park: This monument to early 20th century California is a popular weekend destination for locals and tourists alike. Old Poway Park is a great place to bring your family and enjoy the historic buildings and museums, ride the steam locomotive, or simply have a picnic while taking in the always beautiful San Diego sunshine.
Mount Woodson Trail: Located on the east side of Lake Poway, the Mount Woodson trail is one of San Diego’s finest hiking trails. The 8 mile round trip hike features unbelievable views of the entire city from the renowned Potato Chip Rock.
Poway Real Estate Market: The median home value in the city is $632,500, which is slightly higher than the average home price in the county ($531,700). Home prices in the city have risen 5.5% since last year and are set to rise even higher before 2017.
Demographics and More
Zip Codes: 92064, 92074
Population: Roughly 49,417 as of the last available census
Climate: Poway typically sees dry, hot summers and mild winters. Average high temperatures range from 79 to 91 degrees and average low temperatures range from 45 to 66 degrees
Canyon View Elementary School
Del Sur Elementary School
Mesa Verde Middle School
Twin Peaks Middle School
Poway High School
Del Norte High School
Crime: The overall crime rate in the city is 71% lower than the national average. This makes it one of the safest cities in the county. The number of crimes in the San Diego area decreased by 15% from the previous year.
Median Family Income: The median family income in Poway is $103,972 which is high enough to rank in the top 50 most expensive zip codes in the United States.
Incorporated: December 1, 1980