Poway also known as "The City in the Country" is a city incorporated in 1980 and is located north of Downtown San Diego specifically north of Scripps Ranch and south of Escondido, west of Ramona and east of 4s Ranch. The name of the beautiful valley of Poway (Pauwai) was derived from the language of the Diegueno and Native Americans who wandered the area for several hundred years before the Spaniards came. Zip code is 92064 and 92074.

Schools in Poway
Poway Unified School District handles the education in the community. It operates 25 elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), five comprehensive high schools (9-12) and one continuation high school.

One of the popular high schools in Poway is its very own Poway High School, the home of the Titans. They hold some impressive records such as 25 consecutive CIF San Diego Section wrestling champions; they have won four CIF State Wrestling Championships. Their football team also have the 2007 CIF San Diego Division I title in 2007, going undefeated (12-0) for the first time in the school's history.

Attractions in Poway
There is an abundance of parks and reserves as well as hiking trails in Poway. One of the most popular parks is the Old Poway Park. Home to Poway-Midland Railroad and Poway Historical and Memorial Society, Old Poway Park will bring you lots of history from seeing the vintage 1907 Baldwin No. 3 Steam Locomotive, the Heritage Museum and Nelson house, to touring historic buildings. Of course you can also enjoy the picnic areas with the family.

Then there's Lake Poway, a recreation area that doesn't only serves as the water supply for the residents can also give one of the best outdoor recreational activities. From family picnics, boating or fishing, to hiking the mountainous trails even archery is available.

If outdoor activities aren't your thing, Poway still offers a lot of arts and cultural history for residents and visitors of the community. There's Poway Center for the Performing Arts, facility that offers art exhibits, concerts, musical plays, film festivals and many more.

For history aficionados, Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai is a must visit to experience and see the evidences of Native American settlements and artefacts before the Spanish arrived.

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Updated: 19th November, 2018 1:13 PM.