There’s just something magical about the City of Powell. Maybe it’s the sense of tranquility you feel as you drive through the scenic Olentangy Valley countryside that leads to the heart of the quaint and lovely downtown? Powell has preserved the ambiance of a historic village, lined with beautiful sidewalks, perfectly suited for leisurely strolls to distinctive shops and casual restaurants.
This is paired with a small-town atmosphere featuring all of the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a prosperous city that offers upscale dining, specialty shops and services, and family friendly special events. Residents are treated to ample City services and conveniences, miles of walking and biking trails, access to eight award-winning parks, top-notch school systems and thoughtfully planned neighborhoods. The business sector thrives within a community that supports its local artisans and merchants. And with nearly a dozen family friendly events held every year, the streets stay lively and the businesses busy.
Here, you’ll find the past, present and future – all nestled between the rolling, scenic highlands of the Scioto and Olentangy River valleys. In July 2005, CNN Money and Money magazine ranked Powell 18 on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. The general Powell area is usually interpreted to mean not only the incorporated City of Powell, but also the adjoining unincorporated areas of Liberty and Orange townships. In adjoining Liberty Township, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its water park Zoombezi Bay, O’Shaughnessy Dam, and the historic Olentangy Indian Caverns offer residents and visitors alike, entertainment and recreational options.