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Like many early San Diego County settlements, Poway, California, began as home to a local Native American tribe, the Diegueños. Artifacts such as arrow heads, spear points, metates, grinding stones, and pottery found along the bed of Poway Creek all indicate an early Diegueño presence. Various pictographs adorn many of Poway's boulders, and modern techniques suggest that these paintings date back to the 1500s or earlier.
Poway's contemporary history began in 1758, when padres from the Mission San Diego de Alcala kept cattle in the valley. The name "Paguay," one of many original spellings, appears on mission documents in 1774. The name, also written as Paguai, Paui, Pauai, Pauy, Powaii, and finally Poway, has incurred dispute as to its meaning. While one Native American linguist insists that it means "here, where the waters meet," the consensus has traditionally translated the word as "the two little valleys."
Around the turn of the 20th century Poway farmers had moderate success in the production and vending of fruit, grain, and dairy products. Expansion, however, failed to follow agricultural success. Though the farmers prospered, the town existed in a static state for decades, varying only slightly in population, demographic, crop selection, and the like. Poway has a creek and fertile soil, but the lack of easily available water prevented the settlement from attracting large-scale farmers and the accompanying population growth. Then, in 1954, the town established the Poway Municipal Water District, which utilizes water from the Colorado River Aqueduct to irrigate all of Poway's 10,000 acres. When water came to the town, people did as well. In 1957, following the sewer system's completion, developers built housing tracts, and modern Poway grew from there.
In 1980, Poway incorporated and became the City of Poway, an entity separate from the City of San Diego. It justifies its nickname of the "City in the Country" despite its burgeoning population because it is a Tree City U.S.A. and also houses the Blue Sky nature preserve, beautiful Lake Poway, and many hiking and horse riding trails, thus maintaining much of its original flavor even in modern times. Poway no longer depends on agriculture for its primary source of income, and has instead transitioned into a residential community for those who work for employers in and around the San Diego area. According to a recent state government estimate the population of Poway has grown since that last census to 50,542. As a community, Poway, California, continues to grow and yet maintains its traditional charm.
The world is changing but some things about Poway remain the same. As "The City in the Country," Poway residents continue to enjoy inviting parks and beautiful reserves, miles of trails, and an amazing array of flora and fauna.Throughout the 23 years since incorporation, the community has held true to the initial vision of low-density zoning, preservation of open space, and maintaining the highest quality of life for citizens to live, work, and raise a family.
Because of these special qualities, you would expect Poway real estate to move quickly. Charming first-time or senior homes, executive and luxury estates, recreational properties for active lives and special view properties of all styles and sizes can be found within or near this community.