Poway first became a city on December 1, 1980 with its original roots in agriculture dating back to the 1800s.  Lake Poway is a community feature where you are able to fish from shore or rent a boat from the Poway recreation department.  Poway also has 55 miles of trails for hiking as well as a swim center and Poway Center for the Performing Arts. As with other communities in North San Diego County, Poway offers a myriad of housing types and prices and is ranked as the safest city in San Diego County.  Take the time to explore this wonderful city and see all it has to offer.