Suburban living on the doorstep of California's second-largest city is what has been drawing people to Poway, California for decades. At a first glance, this semi-rural town may seem like a bedroom community, but a closer look shows quite a bit of industry to sustain the nearly 50,000 people who live in the mission-style houses, condominiums and townhouses that make up this San Diego suburb.
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Situated near the geographic center of San Diego County, Poway offers residents the unique location of being within a reasonable drive of many different points of interests. For workers who commute downtown, a short 20-minute drive is all that it takes. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, --which employs many people in the area- is even closer at a mere 10 miles, and General Atomics operates several large facilities within the Poway city limits. Besides location, many San Diegans choose to settle in this suburb because of the school system, which is constantly rated as the best in the county.
Poway Road is the main commercial thoroughfare of the city, and businesses of all types line either side of the street. Small shopping centers with large anchor stores are situated at various places along the route with a mixture of family-run and chain restaurants providing dining options. For those who like to get outdoors, several beaches are within a 25-minute drive, but there are also hiking and jogging trails available at nearby Lake Hodges. As a nod back to Poway's days as a rural township, you can still find dirt roads in some parts of the town, and many residents still use them for their original purpose of horseback riding. Citizens who are animal lovers are happy, as this community lies halfway between the two parks owned and operated by the San Diego Zoo. If suburban living in this year-round mild climate sounds good to you, be sure to browse our listings to find that perfect place to call home.