At the turn of the 20th century, Poway had a population of fewer than 1,000 and the town did not really experience much growth until the late 1950’s, when Poway Valley Homes opened its first subdivision. Poway experienced another growth period in the early 1970’s after the construction of the dam that created Lake Poway, providing residents with a more permanent source of water. Today, Poway boasts a population of nearly 50,000.
The residents of Poway have a strong sense of community. They are respectful of their history and invested in their present and their future. They actively seek to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, inviting and unique. They take pride in their city and welcome you to come enjoy the “Poway experience!”
Poway offers a wide range of activities and experiences. Committed to the preservation of natural open spaces, Poway is home to over 4,700 acres of open space, 55 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails, 25 parks and, of course, Lake Poway. In addition, the City of Poway provides a wide range of annual family-oriented events like the Old Fashioned 4th of July, Train Song Festival, Christmas in the Park, and the Youth Fishing Derby.