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The City of Powell has a long history that can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century. Powell was settled before Ohio was officially established as a state. and it was named after Thomas Powell, a judge who established the community's first post office. Although Powell was settled early in the 1800's, it didn't officially become an incorporated municipality until the mid-20th century. Powell's population began growing significantly at the end of the 1980's as suburban development around Columbus began burgeoning. Even since only 2000, the population of Powell has grown enormously, almost doubling in only about 12 years between 2000 to 2012.
Shopping and Dining
The Mall at Tuttle Crossing is located about 17 minutes from Powell in Dublin. This mall includes retail shopping opportunities for clothing, home goods, electronics, and more. Department stores located at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing include Sears, Macy's, and JCPenney. Other shopping centers located nearby include Northern Lights Shopping Center on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus and The Shops at Worthington Place on North High Street in Worthington.
Popular Powell fine dining restaurants include Vittoria Ristorante on Sawmill Parkway, Bogey Bar & Grill on Glick Road, and Liberty Tavern on South Liberty Street. El Vaquero is a great place to grab a spicy Mexican meal, and those in the mood for a hearty burger can head to Smashburger on Owenfield Drive. China Bistro on Presidential Parkway is a great place for ethnic cuisine. Those looking for a place to get a meal in a hurry can eat at the Taco Bell on West Powell Road, Jersey Mike's Subs on Powell Road, or McDonalds on Attucks Drive.
Parks and Recreation
Murphy Park on Charles Spring Drive is one of the major parks located in Powell. This park includes two playgrounds and areas for picnicking and walking. Another natural area located near the center of Powell is Emily Traphagen Preserve, which includes wetlands, ponds, tall trees, wildlife, and more. There are also a lot of opportunities for outdoor recreation at O'Shaughenessy Reservoir Park, located along the banks of the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir to the northwest of Powell.
Carriage Place Recreation Center on Bethel Road in Columbus is one of the closest recreation centers. Carriage Place offers organized sports such as basketball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, this recreation center features an art room, a ceramics room, dance study, a fitness room, and a walking trail. The Carriage Place Recreation Center in Columbus is open every day of the week except Sundays and Mondays. Fitness centers where residents of Powell real estate can exercise include Life Time Fitness on Hard Road in Dublin and PAI Yoga & Fitness on Sawmill Road in Dublin.
Residents of Powell real estate tend to be affluent and employed in scientific, technical, and financial services. Unemployment in Powell is very low, and the cost of living in this Ohio community is slightly higher than the overall cost of living throughout the United States. Both household incomes and median home values are significantly higher in Powell than in the rest of the state. Most of those residing in Powell who are employed commute outside of the community for work every day. The daytime population in Powell drops by almost 20 percent, and only about 16 percent or those who work in Powell live in Powell as well.
Schools, Health, and Transportation
One of the most prominent secondary education institutions in Powell is Olentangy Liberty High School, which is located on Home Road and has an enrollment of around 1,5000 students. Other public educational institutions in Powell include Olentangy Liberty Middle School, Tyler Run Elementary School, and Scioto Ridge Elementary School. Parents residing in Powell real estate who wish to send their children to private educational institutions can choose from among Village Academy Schools, Dublin Montessori Academy, Prep Academy Schools, The Compass School, and more. After high school graduation, students can continue their studies at area universities such as Otterbein College in Westerville or Ohio State University- Main Campus or Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.
For healthcare needs, residents of Powell real estate can head to Capital Home Health in Columbus, Dublin Health Center on Hospital Drive in Dublin, or Dublin Physical Medicine on Hospital Drive in Dublin. In addition, there are several large hospital nearby in Columbus. These include Grady Memorial Hospital on West Central Avenue, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital on West 10 Avenue, and the Ohio State University Medical Center on West 10th Avenue.
Transportation services around the Columbus area offered by COTA. In addition, Columbus is serviced by both Amtrak and Greyhound for intra-city travel. The Greyhound and Amtrak stations in Columbus are located on East Town Street