WHO will love living in Poway?

Outdoors enthusiasts who want to wake up each day in a well-heeled suburb. Poway’s self-proclaimed moniker is ‘city in the country,’ with both suburban amenities and natural beauty mere minutes away. STEM professionals are nothing new here. Because of Poway’s proximity to San Diego’s high-tech and research and development firms, you’ll have plenty in common with your neighbors. As well as a coveted selection of homes to choose from, ranging from single-family ranch houses, to sprawling estates, to magnificent multi-million dollar residences.

WHAT will you see?

Residential living, meets rural adventures. Expect all things suburban -the countless family-friendly restaurants, big box stores, and neighborhood children goofing off on manicured lawns and in protected cul-de-sacs. In between, discover rustic surroundings and lots of room to roam. Old Poway Park is a lush park with an authentic steam engine locomotive for taking the family on rides around the park. The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve offers hillside and winding canyon trails.

WHERE will you eat?

It’s obvious this area draws families. You’ll find many family-friendly chains, along with several drive-thru Starbucks, perfect for when the kids are sleeping in the back. There are several indie gems, as well. Our favorites: Nutmeg Bakery and Café and a popular burger spot, Grub Burger. Residents are excitedly waiting for the opening of The Hop Stop, a new craft beer garden and eatery.

HOW will you spend your time?

Lacing up those hiking boots for another outdoor adventure. Head up Mt. Woodson to Potato Chip Rock, San Diego’s most Instagrammed hike. Or, to the sun-drenched Iron Mountain Trail. Poway even has its own lake, the 60-acre Lake Poway, which is stocked with catfish, perch and trout. On your downtime, you’ll be relaxing by your pool or having the neighbors over for drinks while your children play.

WHY will you love living here?

Because you demand only the best for your kids. All 39 schools in Poway are rated as the highest in California and the rest of the nation. The short commute to tech companies and an even shorter drive to the mountains deliver even more appeal. Neighbors here are close-knit, with private Facebook groups to recommend nannies, carpools, and housekeepers.

Key Stats

Population 49675

Median Age 40.3

Median HH Income 98859

Walk Score 28

Median Home Price 742300

Median Rental Price 3035.00