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What should you know about Poway, California if you decided to move?

1. Geography

Poway is located in northeast San Diego County; south of Escondido and east of Ramona. Other cities nearby include Scripps Ranch, Sabre Springs, Rancho Bernardo, and Rancho Peñasquitos.
The city has a total area of 39.3 square miles of which 99.78% of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.25%) is water. Poway’s elevation varies from 450 feet to 2,700 feet.

1.a Climate

Poway has a semi-arid climate, which is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70’s and cool during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 50’s.
The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 90.80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 37.00 degrees
Fahrenheit. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be relatively big during summer with a difference that can reach 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 28 degrees Fahrenheit.
The annual average precipitation at Poway is 14.54 Inches and and the number of days with any measurable precipitation is 44. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
The wettest month is generally January with an average rainfall of 3.17 Inches.

On average, residents enjoy 267 sunny days per year. The July high is around 90 degrees while the January low is 38.

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2. Economy

Poway is ranked the 6th best city in California to locate a business according to Outlook Magazine. Part of the city business excellence is its state-of-the-art Poway Business Park which is a 700-acre complex, specifically designed to meet the needs of light industrial and manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and research and development businesses.
The Poway Business Park is indeed, a mix of commercial and retail space and is headquarters to Geico Direct Insurance, Sysco Foods, First American Credco Corporation, and Toppan Optical Products.
There are currently, over 462 businesses with more than 19,000 employees located in the Business Park; offering tenants high-quality infrastructure, multiple amenities, and open spaces to keep up with the city’s rural atmosphere.
The Parkway Business Center Development is currently under construction, and it was specifically designed for housing office/corporate headquarters. The City of Poway’s Economic Development Department also works with the Poway Chamber of Commerce to attract and assist local businesses.
The top employers in the city are: Geico Direct, Poway Unified School District, Wal-Mart, Sysco San Diego, Cohu, Pomerado Hospital, CoreLogic Credco, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, HM Electronics, and Neal Electric. In the past, Poway was a farming town, but when water appeared, new residents came and the former farm town transformed into a location full of small commercial businesses and small shopping centers.

3. Education

Poway is served by the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) which operates 22 elementary schools (K-5), 6 middle schools (6-8), 4 comprehensive high schools (9-12), and 1 continuation high school.
The district has a record of high performance, and it serves approximately 33,000 students in San Diego County. PUSD is also the third-largest school district in the county.
Berean Bible College is a Charismatic Christian Bible College that offers associate’s degrees, diplomas, and bachelor’s degrees to its students.
There are at about 12 private schools in Poway, CA, serving 1,838 students. Some of the private institutions in the community are: Children Preschool Learning Center (PK-K), Cornerstone Christian Montessori School (PK-5), Country Montessori School (PK-5), Discovery Isle (PK-KG), Discovery Isle Child Development Center (PK-K), Mount Olive Lutheran Preschool (NS-PK), New Bridge School (K-8), Oak Knoll Montessori and St Michael School (PK-9).

3.a Library

The Poway Branch Library is an extension of the San Diego County Library located at 13137 Poway Rd, and it features a community meeting room (64 person capacity). The rooms are available to community organizations and individuals for meetings, workshops, and events. The Wi-Fi Enabled feature allows access to the Internet, when visitor’s use their own wireless-enabled laptop computer or other devices.

This capability is easy to use and provides access to the Internet while visitors are in the library. The library is accessible to persons with disabilities and it also features a MarkerBot 3D printer, among other resources.

4. Government

According to the City of Poway website, the City Council serves as the city’s policy-making body, that takes action on all legislative matters involving the approval and adoption of all city ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and matters requiring policy decision and leadership.
The city council members are elected at-large for numbered seats to serve four-year terms.
In the California State Legislature, Poway is in the 38th Senate District and in the United States House of Representatives, the city is in California’s 52nd congressional district represented by democrat Scott Peters.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

Poway is located 3 miles east of Interstate 15, and just west of Highway 67.
The San Diego International Airport is just 24 miles south of the city.

For citizens with Disability Act (ADA) paratransit service is also available, to qualified, certified individuals.

5.b Utilities

All trash and recycling collection services are provided by EDCO Disposal.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) provides (gas and electricity) to the community. SDG&E also has information available to help customers reduce their energy consumption and for those experiencing financial difficulties.
The water meters serving the community are property of City of Poway water / sewer. Customers are billed bimonthly (every 2 months).

6. Points of Interest

The City of Poway offers a trail system that has more than 55 miles of some of the finest trails in Southern California. These trails are excellent for activities such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
There are parks scattered around the city for a variety of different uses, including: neighborhood parks, parks designed for recreation and an ecological reserve.
Among these parks we find: the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Lake Poway, Community Park, Old Poway Park, Goodan Ranch and Veterans Park.
The City of Poway also offers special events that draw the community together; and the best news is that they are available during all seasons!
Multipurpose gyms for basketball, badminton, volleyball, and many other sports are part as well of the resources offered by the City. One of these facilities is the Swim Center, where visitors enjoy a variety of programs designed for all ages and skills.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts is another great place to visit. Its goal is not only hosting professional shows ranging from major plays and concerts to appearances by famous individual artists, but also, to encourage performing arts in the city by providing the space to Poway Unified School District students and community-based productions.
Finally, we recommend you visiting the Farmers Market which is sponsored by the City and Outback Farms.
With more than 60 vendors offering fresh produce, flowers, music, and freshly-prepared food, the market truly offers a shopping and entertainment experience in the Old Poway Park area.
And the best part of all, is that the entire produce is certified, inspected by the agricultural commission, and is brought to the community directly from the growers.
So, if you are ready to visit all these attractions on a regular basis, our Poway moving company will help you get there in no time. Our experienced Poway movers tailor each service to meet your needs. CLICK HERE now for a Free Estimate.