Highlight – Powell, Ohio

Located just north of the State Capital, Columbus, Ohio, Powell is a wonderful city to live every day of your life to the fullest. The city, located in Delaware County, is the perfect place to raise a family and experience a life near the city, without living in the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus. In 2005, Powell was recognized by CNN Money magazine and ranked number 18 out of the 100 best places to live in the United States. The reputation alone makes Powell an attractive environment for any outsider.

Powell was first settled roughly two years before Ohio became a state in 1801. Years later in 1857, Judge Thomas Powell established the first post office in the community. After that, the residents of the town decided to adopt his name for their new community, and that was the beginning of Powell, Ohio.

Today Powell, Ohio, is known by Forbes.com as one of the “Best Places to Get Ahead” in the United States. Additionally, it is known as one of the country’s five best places to raise a family based on the cost of living, affordable home and quality of education. It is located about fourteen miles north of Columbus, so if you work in the city it is the perfect place to build a home without having to worry about a long commute.

The mission of Parks and Recreation Department is to create community through people, parks and programs. There are more than 200 recreational, leisure and educational programs offered throughout the year. The residents in Powell are not the only ones living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, the city officials are also making it a priority for their residents. Everyone does their part to make sure that the people of Powell are getting the quality of life that the city is known for.

Throughout Powell, there are more than eight miles of trails and around 85 acres of park land. The town offers opportunities for walking, wildlife viewing, jogging and many other outdoor activities. What better way to spend the months of amazing weather than outside enjoying it!

The city maintains partnerships with the Olentangy Rotary, Powell Kiwanis and Powell Sertoma clubs. These partnerships, along with corporate sponsors within the community, provide Powell with the resources to offer its community members with the best possible benefits.

Powell, Ohio, may be a suburb of the state capital; however, its reputation puts the city in a league of its own. Powell is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. You’ll never know until you see it!


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