Powell, located north of the I-270 beltway, combines a small-town, friendly atmosphere with all of the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a growing community.
The city is a community that is protected by an accredited police department and home to the highly-rated Olentangy Local School District. The city offers more than 270 parks and recreation camps and programs, providing a place for people of all ages to play, learn, create and imagine. On a warm day, residents can hop on a bike and ride along more than 13 miles of trails, ending up in the historic downtown, at the Street Market, or at one of the municipal parks. They can bond with their children over the toe-tapping music of a Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert or put a blanket in their usual spot and watch the colorful fireworks display that concludes the annual Powell Festival.
In July 2005, CNN Money and Money magazine ranked Powell 18th on a list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Money magazine again ranked it a Best Place to Live in 2017. And chamberofcommerce.org‘s list of best Ohio cities to live in for 2019 had this Central Ohio city at No. 2. The city was described as a “quiet, idyllic suburb of Columbus.