I must admit, I moved to Temecula recently and it is like poway was 30 years ago.
It has newer schools and parks- excellent schools too!!
Employment, just got a real hospital, etc.
People are moving here, from Poway now, for the lower price in housing, but still getting everything else. well, not the access to the beaches... We make a day of it, if we want to go there...
As you may or may not know, there are plethora of professional athletes that have chosen to make Poway their hometown. Once again, this may have to do with the schools, but you can also get a ton of land and privacy in Poway. When you compare how far the dollar travels in Poway, compared to the coast, there really is no comparison. When you consider that the average temperature is probably 10 or so degrees warmer than the coast and you can bank on sunny, clear days (as opposed to the fog), you can see why many choose to live in Poway. To have the luxury of living in amazing homes, yet still being within a 20-30 minute drive (via the 56) of the coast, you can't go wrong taking up residence in Poway.
There are many other great reasons to live in Poway. There are an abundance of trails for hiking and biking. Lake Poway offers a great place to picnic, fish, hike, relax, et.al. Next door to Lake Poway is Blue Sky reserve, which has first class hiking. There are several great sports programs offered throughout the community as well.
As a resident of Poway, I can definitely vouch for it as a great place to take up residence!
Chad Basinger, REALTOR, CPA, CFP