Very smart choice! One of the decisions to be made is whether the home you choose in the Poway Unified District happens to be in a Special Assessment District (Called Mello Roos) which can add several thousand dollars per year to you tax bill. In this district you will find some areas with and without the Mello Roos. You will also find that the newer areas with this extra tax have some pretty remarkable newer school buildings, parks, etc.
If you have kids a smart place to go is www.greatschools.org where you can get a remarkable amount of information on each individual school in terms of test scores, teacher salaries, etc. At this site you can put in the address of a home you are considering and can get the specific ranking of the schools that would be for kids at that address.
There are plenty of Realtors that can provide you knowledge and service. I would be delighted to have the opportunity to be considered.! Regards! Dan Dennison, MBA