Poway is strategically located in the geographic center of San Diego County, east of Interstate 15 and 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Poway distinguishes itself as the “City in the Country,” a small-town Americana oasis with approximately 50,000 residents. Poweigans have a strong appreciation for parks, trails, open space and recreation as evidenced by the more than 7,000 acres of dedicated open space, 55 miles of hiking, riding and jogging trails, and many recreational facilities. Poway prides itself on a high level of volunteerism. The Community Services Department benefits from hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours as rangers, train engineers, docents, and ushers.Poway has a large business park, attractive residential neighborhoods, a broad range of shopping and dining opportunities and one of the top school districts in the county.