The city of Poway, appropriately nicknamed the “City in the County”, is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and 4,000 acres of open space, Poway sits right off Interstate 15 and has easy access to State Routes 67 and 56. Residents are a short drive away from downtown San Diego, the beautiful coastline, mountains, and desert. In keeping with its western heritage, The Old Poway Park is a favorite photography spot among the locals and features a 2-acre green park for picnics and relaxation. It houses historic buildings along with the Poway-Midland Railroad which still has a working trolley car and steam locomotive. Lake Poway is nestled against the hills with groves of eucalyptus and is a wonderful spot for fishing and boating. The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is nearby whose primary purpose is habitat conservation making it a wonderful place to go hiking. Poway exemplifies country living at its best, and residents and visitors alike are invited to share in this special environment. All of this and great schools! The highly acclaimed Poway Unified School District encompasses all of Poway and the nearby communities.