Poway’s nickname is “The City in the Country” for its rural roots and growing population. Poway had a rough go of it between 1887 and 1980 in advancing it community forward with transportation and agriculture. Its first obstacle was having reliable water for irrigation and had to rely on rain for the success of its crops until 1954 when the town established a water district. The second main struggle for this town was connecting to other towns via the railroad. Amid promises the town raised enough money and land to build the railroad which would connect them to neighboring towns where they could sell their goods and obtain new goods. However, the promises in 1896 never materialized and the town languished.
Once a reliable water source came to town in the 1950’s the population consistently grew and incorporated in 1980. The town grew from a school district with no school to over 30 schools today spanning elementary to high school levels. Many of the school’s sports teams have placed in national championships, won national championships or won at the state level including baseball, wrestling, football, lacrosse, marching band and the choir. Poway school district has also had a spelling bee championship on the national level in 2005.
The climate in Poway enjoys highs of 79 F and lows of 49 F with a rainfall average of 9.6 inches a year. As of 2010, its population is 50,000 within 39.4 square miles. Its top employers are Geico Direct, Poway Unified School District and Pomerado Hospital. Poway is now considered an upper-middle class community with an average income of 78,000 a year. Poway is ranked the 6th best city in California for business according to Outlook Magazine. The city has a state-of-the-art business district with plenty of amenities, space and location.
As the “city in the country”, Poway is committed to preserving its natural landscape, wildlife and lakes. It has 4, 700 acres of open land preserved with 82 miles of trails and 25 parks. Family events are held throughout the year during important holidays.
The Poway Senior Center offers crafts, cards, games, sewing, Bingo, lunch program, ceramics, discussion groups and exercise. They also offer transportation to and from the center. Social events are also a big part of the center and vary throughout the year. The website is: http://www.poway.org/index.aspx?page=344 Poway is an excellent town to call home and has everything anyone could want. Beautiful views, parks, lakes, trails, shopping, restaurants, great weather, excellent school districts, state-of-the-art business district and a committed community to keeping the community a welcoming one. Will you call Poway home?