The historic City of Powell isn’t just a destination – it’s a fascinating journey, one that not only provides a glimpse back in time, but also inspires you to dream about the future. Powell embraces their humble roots and takes pride in maintaining a quaint, homespun downtown that is alive and thriving with excitement and activity. They have preserved the ambiance of a historic village lined with beautiful sidewalks, which are perfectly suited for leisurely strolls to distinctive shops and casual restaurants. Powell has paired that small-town atmosphere with all the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a prosperous city that offers upscale dining, specialty shops and services, and family-friendly special events. In this community you’ll find the past, present and future – all nestled between the rolling, scenic highlands of the Scioto and Olentangy River valleys about 14 miles north of Columbus. The population of the town is approximately 12,000 people.
Powell is located within the Olentangy Local School District and is home to Olentangy Liberty High School. The Olentangy Local School District has received the highest rating of “excellent with distinction” on its most recent report card from the Ohio Department of Education.
Powell is home to 85 acres of parkland, a splash pad, 24 miles of interconnecting bike trails, and over 200 recreational, leisure and educational activities.