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Powell, Ohio Attractions
A walk through Powell, Ohio is like a stroll down memory lane. Antique stores with welcoming front porches take you back to all of the good times at grandma and grandpa’s house, banners wave a friendly reminder of the up coming pancake breakfast, and the local hospitality is more like that of days gone by when everybody knew their neighbors.
Rising between the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers, and recently ranked as #18 on CNN/Money Magazine’s 100 best places to live in the United States, this quaint community of just over 6,000 residents blends its once rural roots with present day in a panorama of boutiques, coffee shops, and specialty small businesses keeping things current and the entrepreneurial spirit alive.
Casual dining is common in Powell, but trendy international cuisine also is available. A scenic short drive along the northern border of the Highbanks Metro Park offers spectacular fall foliage and glimpses of local wildlife on the way to Polaris – a veritable mecca of chic shopping, fine dining, and entertainment venues - including the Germain outdoor amphitheater drawing big-name concert tours. All of this and other notable attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with its Winter Wildlight Wonderland and summer Rhythm and Zoo concerts, Wyandot Lake Adventure Park, and the Olentangy Indian Caverns await your exploration.
If you long for a more leisure life, the Powell Area Garden Club is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the peaceful quiet neighborhood gardens or your own back yard. Plenty of parks here offer stress-free fun including senior computer classes, sports camps, summer youth camps, art activities, and more. A local pool and fitness facility is sure to soothe those frazzled weekday nerves.
Not one to dodge the National spotlight, Powell’s claim to fame includes several NFL football stars, a well-known professional golfer, and In July 2006, this tiny town had a visit from President Bush! Its clear Powell’s earliest settlers, who arrived from Connecticut in 1801, knew they had found an idyllic place for hearth and home; and so it remains.