Although it no longer relies on agriculture to fuel its economy, Poway is still known as ¨The City in the Country.¨ It is San Diego County´s newest city, having only incorporated in 1980, roughly 100 years after pioneers founded the community. Located in the middle of the county, Poway has a population of 47,000. The city offers the benefits of small town living along with access to the conveniences and amenities of life in nearby San Diego.
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The first residents of Poway were the Diegueno, whose arrowheads, grinding stones, and pottery has been found near Poway Creek. The Spanish Mission San Diego Alcala was founded in the area in the late 18th century. It was the mission padres who gave the city its name, originally calling it ¨Paguay,” which many believe is derived from the Diegueno word for ¨the meeting of little valleys¨ or ¨end of the valley.¨
American settlers began to arrive to farm the land in the 19th century. By 1887, about 800 people lived in Poway. By the turn of the century, local farmers were producing and selling dairy products, grain, and fruit. This, however, was all done on a relatively small scale, owing to the area´s limited water. The creek sustained a number of farms, but the area´s lack of additional accessible water prevented larger farming operations from flourishing.
By the time the town established a municipal water district using water from the Colorado River Aqueduct to irrigate its land in the 1950s, developers began to build housing tracts where farms may have been located, sealing the city´s future as a San Diego bedroom community.
The City of Poway offers visitors and residents a glimpse of local life around the turn of the 20th century at Old Poway Park. Visitors to the park can ride a vintage 1907 Baldwin No. 3 steam locomotive, visit the Heritage Museum, tour historic buildings, or enjoy a picnic. Portions of the park are available for rent for weddings and other functions.
The city features other public spaces, including Aubrey Park, Starridge Park, and the Poway Community Park. Other area attractions include the Poway Center from the Peforming Arts, Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Lake Poway, the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center, and Sycamore Canyon Preserve and Goodan Ranch.
The City of Poway offers some of the newest real estate in the nation. The average listing price for Poway homes in November was $1.1 million, down 1.6 percent from the same time the previous year. The median sales price in November was $447,000, up 11.9 percent over the same time last year.
Poway´s first school, a one-room schoolhouse, was built in 1885. Today the site is home to a local elementary school.
The Poway student body reached a total of 100 in 1932.
Today, the Poway Unified School District includes more than 30 elementary, middle (6th through 8th grades), and high (9th through 12th grades) schools, and features a home-school program.
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$469,000 : 14131 HALPER ROAD, Poway4 beds, 2 full baths
$585,000 : 13045 Pomard Wy, Poway3 beds, 2 full baths
$429,900 : 12533 Buckskin Trl, Poway4 beds, 2 full baths
$895,000 : 17035 Carriage Hills Ct, Poway4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$345,000 : 17425 Port Marnock Dr, Poway2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
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