The original name of the valley that is today the City of Poway – “Pawiiy” or “Pauwai” – is derived from the language of the Kumeyaay people who roamed the area for several hundred years before the Spaniards colonized the region. Traces of these Native Americans still remain in Diegueño.
The City in the Country
Located in northeast San Diego County, Poway prides itself on the fact that over half of the city’s 39.4 square-mile area is preserved as dedicated open space. The community offers a diverse range of housing options, an outstanding school district, a thriving business park with over 19,000 jobs, a broad range of dining and shopping opportunities, beautiful parks, over 55 miles of trails, 50 community events each year, and more. It’s is a great place to live, work, and play.
The city is ranked the 6th best city in California to locate a business according to Outlook Magazine. Poway maintains its business excellence with a state-of-the-art Poway Business Park, a 700-acre complex, which encompasses the city’s main commercial area. As part of the South Poway Planned Community, the Business Park offers tenants high-quality infrastructure, numerous amenities, and plenty of open space in keeping with the city’s rural surroundings.
Lake Poway Recreational Area
Nestled in the hills of Poway, the Lake Poway Recreation Area not only serves as the water supply for residents, but also has provided exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities since 1972. Get hooked on fishing and boating, head up the mountain on a hike, take aim at archery, or enjoy a leisurely picnic.
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined creek provide an inviting escape for a nature walk.