What makes the City of Powell one of the best places to live in the United States? According to
, our jobs, education, crime rate and access to leisure activities earned us that title.
Since receiving that distinction, the accolades have continued. Early in 2010, Delaware County, the portion of central Ohio that Powell calls home, was named one of the "Best Places to Get Ahead" in the U.S. by Forbes.com. Forbes.com has also called Delaware County one of the country's five best places to raise a family, based on cost of living, reasonably priced homes, quality of schools and short commute times. Delaware County also finished No. 6 on CNN/Money's list of 25 counties that have experienced the most job growth in the last 10 years. And most recently, a Business Journals On Numbers survey ranked Powell 5th among 955 Midwestern communities for quality of life, ahead of any other Ohio city.
We have always believed that we're part of a great American community, but it’s always nice to have someone else pay that same compliment.
Please take a virtual stroll and discover for yourself why people love to call Powell home.
City Ranked as the 6th Best Place to Live in Ohio
Where are the best places to live in Ohio? According to Movoto Real Estate, Powell is the 6th best place to live. Movoto factored total amenities, quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income and student-to-teacher ratio), total crimes, tax rates (sales tax and income tax), unemployment, commute time and weather as measures for their ratings.
Powell Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction
The City of Powell was awarded with the Auditor of State Award with Distinction during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Powell Community Garden Interest MeetingJoin us for the Powell Community Garden interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at the Village Green East Room, 47 Hall St. The City is evaluating the interest of implementing a community garden in the near future. Community gardens are intended to increase community involvement, beautify a City’s park system and provide an outlet to continue to improve resident collaboration and quality of life.
RITA Taypayer Assistance DayThe Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) will be providing on site tax form assistance from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 15 and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 22 at RITA's Worthington location, 760 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite 400. The program is intended to provide tax form assistance with the 2013 municipal income tax return to any RITA taxpayer. Questions? Contact the Member Services Department at 1-866-252-0913.
Powell City Council names New Mayor, Vice Mayor
Members of Powell City Council selected Jim Hrivnak to serve as the new mayor of Powell City Council and Brian Lorenz as the vice mayor, both serving two-year terms.
What to do During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
The Federal Emergency Management Agency shares what to do during winter storms and extreme cold to keep you and your family safe.
Top Moments of 2013
Take a look at some of the City's biggest moments in 2013. Just click on the link above and it will take you to 25 photos of different City events, programs and more. The City of Powell wishes you and your family a happy and healthy 2014!
Things to Know for the Next Snow
The City of Powell strives to keep the streets clear and safe for travel during the winter months. Primary streets, including Powell Road, Olentangy Street, Liberty Street, Sawmill Road and parkways, are serviced first.
The City of Powell regularly posts the agendas of all meetings as they become scheduled. Click here to access all agendas and minutes.
2014 Election Information
Check out the 2014 election calendar to find out important dates for the primary and general election.
City Smartphone App
The City of Powell now has the myPowell Smartphone app, which is designed to give residents a more efficient way to notify City staff about quality-of-life issues such as tall grass, graffiti, potholes, zoning violations and more. Click the underlined text for more information.
Know Your Door-to-Door Solicitors
Residents seeing door-to-door solicitors in their neighborhood may wonder if the solicitors are licensed to be selling their goods and services in Powell. Visit the link above for information on who has an up-to-date peddler's permit in the City.