Luxury living and farming heritage come together beautifully in Poway. This small city just north of San Diego is a prime fruit growing spot and a popular base for high-end buyers due to its scenic location and extensive stands of mature trees - Poway's early days as a farming community left behind peach and pear trees which continue to yield crops renowned throughout California. Poway has also thrived as a business community in recent years. The city's main commercial area features a state-of-the-art 700 acre business park with a wide variety of retail and commercial tenants, many public amenities, and plenty of open space.
Poway is nicknamed San Diego County's "City in the County" for its rural setting just outside the metro area's main urban belt. It existed as a suburb of San Diego until its incorporation in 1980, and has since thrived as an independent city. Strong community spirit and participation has fostered more than 50 annual events in Poway, and made it a great place to live and play all year.
Things to Do in Poway
More than half of Poway's 39.4 square mile area is dedicated to parks and open space, including 82 miles of trails for walking, biking, and jogging. Some of Poway's most popular parks include Lake Poway, Poway Community Park and Goodan Ranch. A popular walking, hiking trail is Iron Mountain.
Poway real estate buyers can choose from more than 16,300 housing units within the city, and counting. Strong demand for Poway homes has given way to steady growth, a wide variety of new homes, and a vacancy rate throughout the community of less than two per cent. Most residences in Poway are single family homes, but the city also includes a wide variety of condos and town homes - Poway's workforce is accommodated by seven beautiful, award winning housing complexes near downtown. With a median re-sale home value of more than $650,000, Poway is a tough market for first time buyers, but homes here make strong investments for those who can afford them.