Poway has the well-deserved reputation as one of the most desirable places to live in San Diego County, and possibly the state of California. The city’s gorgeous setting, thriving business community, excellent school district and wonderful amenities combine to create a modern-day suburban paradise.
Paradise was first found by the Diegueno and Luiseño Indian tribes, who called the area “Pauwai.” That later translated to “Paguay” by the Spanish founders of Mission San Diego de Alcala. About 10 years after the first settler arrived in 1859, the name Poway was settled on when a post office was approved for the area.
From its earliest days, Poway prospered—and that’s a trend that continues today. Back then, vineyards and crops of peaches and grains were abundant. Now, the local business scene is thriving. In the 700-acre Poway Business Park alone, there are more than 400 commercial and retail businesses; companies that have made their headquarters there include Sysco Foods, Geico Direct Insurance and Toppan Optical Products, Inc.
Business isn’t the only thing that’s big in Poway. The land itself is vast—the city is 39.4 square miles, and more than half of that is dedicated open space. Poway definitely lives up to its slogan: “City in the Country.” Outdoor recreation can be enjoyed at the manmade Lake Poway, the 55 miles of trails and the 25 parks.
Other amenities that showcase Poway’s rich landscape include the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center and special events such as Summer Concerts in the Park, Christmas in the Park, the Youth Fishing Derby and the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July.
Poway’s 50,000-plus residents also enjoy several other perks. There is a community library, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and a lively farmers market. In addition, the city is highly sought out for the Poway Unified School District, which has long had a reputation for excellence in its K-12 schools. Plus, Poway is ideally located near the county center, with easy freeway access to make commuting and traveling a breeze.
There is a high standard of living here: crime rates are among the lowest in the county, the median income is more than $107,000, the median sale price for a re-sale home is $540,000 and the climate is fairly temperate, with an average high of 82 degrees in summer.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Poway Residents
Even though Poway has much to offer, anyone living there who is considering treatment for drug or alcohol addiction may want to find an out-of-town program. A private, secure residential program can be the perfect place for people to truly focus on an addiction, and its underlying issues, in order to achieve a successful foundation for their sobriety.
It’s a chance to start fresh, away from the temptations and negative influences that may be present in daily life. That is why Casa Palmera is ideal for Poway residents.
Located in the coastal city of Del Mar, Casa Palmera offers a comprehensive continuum of care for its clients, guided by licensed professionals and an empathetic staff. To learn more, contact us today.