The City of Powell prides itself in being the perfect place to raise a family and grow a business. We have paired a safe, quaint, small town atmosphere with all of the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a growing city.
Our progress, charm and family friendly atmosphere don’t go unnoticed. Money Magazine recognized us as one of the best places to live in the United States. We were named the ninth best suburb in the U.S. by Business Insider. And Movoto Real Estate ranked us as the fifth safest small town in Ohio.
For our families, Powell features beautifully manicured neighborhoods, a highly rated school system and a supportive, active community. On a warm day, our residents can walk or bike along our scenic interconnecting trails to our vibrant downtown area or to one of our award-winning parks. They can bond with their children while enjoying the music of a Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert, or snuggle under a blanket to watch a fireworks show that concludes the annual Powell Festival.
For our businesses, Powell offers a thriving community of local merchants, artisans and antique shops intermingled with upscale restaurants and progressive businesses. Powell is committed to the city’s economic development, and supports our local business with a wide range of resources to help them grow and succeed.
Our history, humble roots and small-town hospitality serve as the foundation of our growth. Accessible to a big city, yet nestled in the rolling highlands of the Scioto and Olentangy River valleys, it’s clear why over 12,000 people choose to call Powell home. You too can be at Home in Powell. Welcome Home.
We value the thoughts and opinions of our residents. The City conducts a Community Attitudes Survey every other year. This research gives residents of Powell a voice. It allows the voting public to express opinions on a myriad of issues – and, in doing so, provides city officials with important data as planning for the future continues.
Read what our residents have to say in the 2021 Community Attitudes Survey presentation.