Poway, known as the ‘city in the country,’ prides itself on preserving over half of the city’s 39.4 square miles as dedicated open space. Poway is a family-friendly suburban area north and east of Downtown San Diego with an acclaimed school system. The city incorporated in 1980 and is ranked as the safest city in San Diego County. Poway offers a wide variety of housing options from older, established neighborhoods with homes built in the 1960s to newer developments. Single-family homes on large rural parcels are also popular in Poway.