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Poway Neighborhood Guide

Poway is a city of around 50,000 people that serves as a bedroom community for San Diego, which is 22 miles to the south. It has some of the best schools in the state, making it a great place to raise children. It’s also a really safe neighborhood, so you can walk around the many hiking trails with total confidence. Lake Poway is a great place for fishing and camping, too. For golfers there are the StoneRidge and Maderas country clubs on the north side of town. Poway isn’t known for its nightlife, however. When residents get the yen for the bright city lights they just make the drive into San Diego, which isn’t that far away.

Poway is about 14 miles inland (the nearest beaches are in Del Mar), so the climate is hotter in summer and cooler in winter. It’s considered a semi-arid climate – summer highs in the upper 80s, winter lows in the mid-40s.

You can find basic shopping along Poway Road. At the intersection with Community Road you can find stores such as Walmart, Lowes, and Sprouts Farmers Market, as well as a movie theater. There’s also a smaller shopping area at the Pomerado Road intersection.

Properties for Sale in Poway

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Things to Do in Poway

Iron Mountain

Hiking Trails

14847-14909 California Hwy 67
Poway, CA 92064

Old Poway Park

Nature & Parks

14134 Midland Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Potato Chip Rock

Geologic Formations

14644 Lake Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Top Restaurants in Poway

14034 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 679-1990

Luna Grill - Poway


14727 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 679-5862

12320 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 486-3200

Poway Demographics


Population: 49,848
Median household income: $100,301
Median contract rent: $1,536
Median single family home price: $616,423
Median resident age: 40.6
Percentage of family households: 80.2%

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 49.2%
  • Female: 50.8%
  • African American: 1.4%
  • American Indian: 0.5%
  • Asian: 11.4%
  • Caucasian: 63.1%
  • Hispanic: 18.5%
  • Mixed race: 4.2%
  • Other race: 0.1%

Schools in Poway

Adobe Bluffs Elementary School

Grades K-5

8707 Adobe Bluffs Drive
San Diego, CA 92129

Bernardo Heights Middle School

Grades 6-8

12990 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128

Mt. Carmel High School

Grades 9-12

9550 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129