Poway is a city located in San Diego County, California. Originally an unincorporated community in San Diego County, Poway officially became a city in December 1980. Even though Poway lies geographically in the middle of San Diego County, most consider its relative location as north county inland. Poway’s rural roots gave rise to its slogan “The City in the Country”.
Poway lies north of the City of San Diego and south of the City of Escondido. Some nearby communities of San Diego include Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and in the county to the east, the community of Ramona.