Powell is a historic city located about 16 miles north of Columbus via OH-315, in southern Delaware County. The city is home to about 11,500 residents. The Powell area generally includes the City of Powell, as well as the adjoining Liberty and Orange townships.
Despite seeing rapid growth in the past 30 years, Powell retains its small-town charm. Residents of Powell place importance on supporting local merchants, and have worked to preserve green space, historic buildings, and the city’s indigenous characteristics.
Powell’s civic pride is one reason it was named in Money magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” rankings in 2005, placing at #18. Powell offers amenities that exceed expectations for its size, such as a Parks & Recreation district with over 200 year-around recreational and educational programs. Residents enjoy 8 well-appointed parks spanning 85 acres, including a 17,000 square-foot skate park. Powell also has 13 miles of interconnected trails for bicycling and pedestrian use.
Downtown Powell is a picturesque image of yesteryear. Well-preserved historic homes and commercial buildings line the streets, with welcoming porches and old-fashioned street lamps. The central business district features independent merchants, restaurants, antique shops, and the Powell Village Winery. Another popular downtown destination is the Beehive Bread Company. While most businesses in Powell are locally-based, there is also a Kroger grocery.
If you’re looking for national retailers and chain stores, you don’t have to go far. The Lewis Center area along U.S. Route 23 is home to shopping centers and national brands. Lewis Center is located on the east side of the Olentangy River, and west of Alum Creek State Park.
If you’re looking for a “wild” time, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is just a few miles west of downtown Powell. You’re also not far from the Olentangy Indian Caverns, which are north of Powell, and just south of the City of Delaware.
Powell contains many desirable neighborhoods, including developments like The Retreat, The Chase, Loch Lomand, Chambers Glenn, Canterbury Estates, Golf Village, The Lakes of Silverleaf, Woods on Seldom Seen and Sherbourne Mews. Powell home prices range anywhere from the upper $100,000’s to well over one million dollars. There are many luxury homes to choose from, and each neighborhood offers its own amenities.
Public education in Powell is provided by the Olentangy Local School District, which is one of the largest school districts in Ohio. It is also one of the most desirable. It received an “Excellent” rating by the Ohio Department of Education, and was named as “Best School District” by a Columbus CEO magazine reader poll in 2014.
Olentangy Liberty High School, located in Powell, received a Gold ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Olentangy Liberty High School was also named as one of “America’s Most Challenging Schools” by the Washington Post.
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