Community Overview


Positioned in the middle of San Diego County, Poway perfectly balances the serenity of a quiet country life with the benefits of a spirited city center. A former farm town, the city of Poway offers true rustic charm, along with breathtaking landscapes and ample historical and cultural attractions.

Poway real estate is a perfect choice for a wide variety of homebuyers seeking their place in this "city in the country." Poway homes range from affordable townhouses and condos, to spacious single-family homes, to even larger ranch properties complete with abundant acreage, all set between the city's picturesque Twin Peaks.

Poway's convenient access to two major freeways keeps the city connected to the rest of the county. Families are drawn to Poway for its numerous business opportunities, small­ town atmosphere and quiet streets. Poway proudly boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the state, and the lowest rate in San Diego.

With less than 50,000 residents spread across its 39 square miles of sweeping green vistas, Poway is an ideal location for families seeking space to grow and thrive. Find the perfect Poway home for you by connecting with a Poway real estate agent today!


One of Poway's greatest appeals is its stunning natural landscape, which beckons nature enthusiasts from across the county. With more than half of the city's area dedicated as open space, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy Poway's countless sunny days.

Hikers head out on Poway's 55 miles of trails, including those within the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, which maintains the pristine and diverse natural habitats of the area. Families enjoy the trek up Iron Mountain, which offers vast views of both the city and canyons below. Still more adventurers take the strenuous trail from Poway Lake to the peak of Mount Woodson, where they are rewarded with a stunning view and the chance to take a picture on the now famous Potato Chip Rock.

Along with its numerous recreational activities, Poway prides itself on maintaining its thriving agricultural heritage. Local fruit and flower growers head to Old Poway Park every Saturday, offering their fresh crops, delicious food and lively music at the weekly farmers market. The park also holds tours of the historic Nelson House and Heritage Museum, which provide a glimpse into the early 20th century life of Californians. Children and adults alike can enjoy a scenic ride through the park on a vintage 1907 Baldwin No. 3 Steam Locomotive, which has been carefully restored and is now operated by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Poway offers far more than its multitude of outdoor activities. Culture abounds at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts acclaimed theater and musical productions. At the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center, families can learn more about San Diego's Native American population through a tour of the archaeological site and a display of rare artifacts.

Poway Real Estate

Despite the city's extremely low vacancy rate, Poway real estate still offers a wide range of housing options. The majority of Poway real estate consists of single-family homes with sizeable yards, many with backyard pools for keeping cool in the city's warm summers. The area also offers many multi-family apartments and affordable housing options. Horse lovers appreciate the numerous Poway equestrian properties available, while farmers enjoy Poway properties with ample acreage.

The city's award winning Poway Unified School District further increases its appeal to families. With more than 33,000 students attending 22 elementary schools, six middle schools and four high schools, the district is the third largest in the county. Despite its size, Poway Unified School District maintains a low teacher to student ratio, and has numerous sports and extracurricular opportunities that allow both children and their parents to get involved.

With ample outdoor appeals, business opportunities, shopping, dining and cultural gems, Poway homes are highly desirable to buyers seeking a country atmosphere with the conveniences of a modern city. In the middle of the county yet full of an away-from-it-all feel, Poway is a unique and beautiful city to call home. Explore all the amazing Poway homes available by contacting a Poway real estate agent!