Powell, OH is a Popular Place to Call Home!
Are you looking for an award-winning community that celebrates its history while still keeping an eye on the future? A community that values resident input and works hard to provide community amenities which your family will appreciate?
If so, you should check out Powell, Ohio.
This community, which was first settled in 1801, is recognized for its high quality of life. For instance, in July 2005, CNN Money and Money Magazine ranked Powell 18 on a list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the US." Now that’s impressive!
A Little Background on Powell
This community was named Middlebury when it was first settled in 1801 because a lot of those settlers were coming from Middlebury, Connecticut.
In 1857, Judge Thomas Powell established the community’s first post office, and residents decided to adopt his name. Powell was officially incorporated in 1947.
The population remained relatively small and mostly rural until the late 1980s, when Columbus’s suburban sprawl reached Powell. This led to exponential growth, with the population jumping from 400 to 6,000 in less than 20 years.
Today, most residents will tell you that the general Powell area is comprised of the incorporated City of Powell as well as the adjoining unincorporated areas of Liberty and Orange townships. While Powell is well north of the city of Columbus, it has easy access to the "Scenic Byway" called 315 or Olentangy River Road, which takes you quickly to the 270 Outerbelt, the OSU campus or Downtown Columbus. This easy access, along with the excellent schools and quality of life, have made Powell a very popular executive "bedroom" community. Liberty Township, in which Powell is located, is considered to be one of the wealthiest townships in the state of Ohio.
The Central Ohio Real Estate You’ll Find in Powell
Powell is home to a number of luxury and upscale residential neighborhoods, including:
- The Retreat
- The Chase
- Bartholomew Run
- Daventry Park
- Deer Run
- Loch Lomond
- Scioto Reserve
- Liberty Lakes
- Liberty Hills
- Olentangy Ridge
- Falcon Ridge
- Chambers Glen
- Golf Village
- The Lakes at Silverleaf
- And more
These homes come with such fabulous features as granite countertops, spacious backyards, hardwood floors, wine cellars and more. You will find homes built by the most highly regarded builders in town right here in Powell.
Powell Recreational Amenities You Will Enjoy
One of Powell’s greatest claims to fame is its historic central business district, which features a number of antique shops and a church and fire department from the 1800's. There are also a number of outstanding parks in the area with walking trails and beautiful natural vistas.
Meanwhile, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as well as its water park, Zoombezi Bay, are also located nearby in Liberty Township.
Powell Schools are Excellent!
School-age children living here will be served by the Olentangy Local School District, which includes such high-performing schools as Olentangy Liberty High School.
These schools are renowned for preparing children for both college and the professional world. Importantly, the most recent US News and World Report ranked Olentangy Liberty as the #1 Public School in Columbus, #5 in the state of Ohio and #175/19,400 nationally. Not far off, Olentangy and Olentangy Orange were both top 10 state-wide, and top 250 nationally.
Relocate to Powell, OH Today
We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about Powell as well as provide you with some helpful home buying resources.
List Your Home With Expert Powell REALTORS®
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