Powell is a central Ohio town where you have the best of both worlds: raising a family and recreating in world-class attractions. Located less than 25 minutes from downtown Columbus, Powell’s pristinely manicured neighborhoods, walking trail systems, and a highly ranked school district are just a few reasons why families are flocking to this suburb.
Powell embraces and supports the children who attend Olentangy Local School District, which earned the “excellent with distinction” rating on its annual report card from the Ohio Department of Education. The district’s motto is focusing on the whole child and facilitating the best learning to “produce aware, global citizens who will be successful after graduation.” 96% of students will graduate on-time from the district.
The Great Outdoors
Powell boasts 29 miles of interconnecting trails for walking and biking, making Powell a city that cares about the health and wellbeing of its residents. Parks & Recreation maintains 114 acres of parkland, which includes the skate park at Adventure and the handicapped-accessible playground at Arbor Ridge. Whether your family wants to leisurely fish at Meadowview or make waves in the splash pool at Village Green, there are hours of fun activities to participate in.
Every year, two million people visit The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, located in the heart of Powell. Home to more than 7,000 animals, an 18-hole golf course, and a twenty-two-acre water park called Zoombezi Bay, there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Your family will also enjoy the Olentangy Indian Caverns, which offers self-guided cavern tours, a miniature golf course, a 50,000 square foot petting zoo, and Central Ohio’s first treasure hunting maze.
Just the Adults
For wine enthusiasts and brewing company buffs, there are four locations in Powell to enjoy locally made liquor: Ill Mannered Brewing Company, Nocterra Brewing Company, Powell Village Winery, and Soine Vineyards. There is even a Wine & Ale Trail, which hosts eleven different breweries from Lewis Center to Delaware. It’s the perfect weekend getaway!