The rural north county community of Poway’s slogan is “The City in the Country.” Poway was incorporated as a city in 1980, in efforts to preserve it’s pristine wilderness-like atmosphere and natural charm. Situated south of Escondido, and 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, the town of Poway is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, and Rancho Penasquitos. The area is comprised of 39 square miles of open spaces, hiking trails, beautiful lakes, and golf courses. Poway residents enjoy a state-of-the-art library, the wonderful Poway Center for the Performing Arts, and multiple community centers. Surrounded by mountain views and boasting a moderate climate that rarely dips lower than 50 degrees or higher than 80, Poway is a perfect setting for enjoying an idyllic lifestyle within minutes of coastal beaches and exciting city attractions.