Poway, California

A City in the Country

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Old Poway


Revived in the late 1940’s to resemble an old western town, Old Poway offers residents a walk down memory lane without compromising on modern conveniences. The beauty of Old Poway Park draws families to its playgrounds and picnic areas, and is also where locals gather weekly to support local artisans and purchase fresh produce at the farmers market. Also in Old Poway, the Poway-Midland Railroad is a popular attraction for families who want to see how people used to travel long before Teslas were driving themselves. The housing market in this neighborhood can be competitive. You’ll find vintage homes and fewer new builds, meaning possible construction costs after you move in.

Green Valley


In the southern part of Poway lies the Green Valley neighborhood, where rolling hills, manicured yards and lush landscapes offer residents a sweet suburban escape. Think spacious and spread out. Larger, beautiful homes on larger, landscaped lots are common here. Local green spaces, like Poway Community Park, allow families and friends to gather to enjoy playground amenities and community picnics. For a bit more adventure, residents can explore the nearby 700-acre canyon habitat of Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. Due to the neighborhood being primarily residential and a bit tucked away, homeowners may have to drive a short distance to the nearest shops, restaurants and amenities.

Bridle Lakeside


Over on the eastern side of Poway you’ll discover a secluded and exclusive neighborhood filled with luxury homes on large lots. As the name implies, the natural surroundings are highlighted by picturesque lakes. If you’re looking for access to green spaces and rolling landscapes, you might want to take a look at the Bridle Lakeside neighborhood. Nearby Lake Poway, offering boating, fishing and hiking opportunities, plus several private parks, walking trails and recreational facilities help residents make the most of their active, outdoor lifestyle. Some residents do find that having to drive a little ways to run your errands to be a bit inconvenient