Poway CA is located about 25 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and lies about 10 miles inland. The city was incorporated in 1980, has a total area of more than 39 square miles and it was founded as a town with a foothold in agriculture, with peaches, grapes, apricots, pears, hay and alfalfa all grown here in the 19th century.
Poway's median annual household income was estimated in 2005 to be more than $96,000, making it a wealthy area.
The schools in Poway are administered through the Poway Unified School District, which includes 25 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 high schools and a continuing education high school. 11 of these schools are physically located within Poway. Palomar Community College is right nearby as well.
Poway also offers 4,700 acres of open space, 82 miles of trails and 25 parks. Aubrey Park, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Old Poway Park, Starridge Park, Lake Poway, the Sycamore Canyon Preserve and Goodan Ranch, which has more than 10 miles of trails, and the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai. The town's nickname is the "City in the Country" because of its location farther inland than most San Diego communities.
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