Downtown Powell may have a small town feel, but this Ohio city is much more than meets the eye. Powell is a growing community full of great opportunities and activities. Check out the following facts about Powell. You might get some ideas for your next outing or just learn some new information about this wonderful city.
Home to a Top Zoo - Powell is home to The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of America’s best zoos. With exhibits devoted to many countries and continents, the zoo has hours of fun for the whole family. The Columbus zoo is also constantly expanding its exhibits. In May 2014, it will be opening a new exhibit, The Heart of Africa, where you can see zebras, giraffes, and a number of other African animals.
Part of a Leading County – The City of Powell finds its home in Delaware County. The central Ohio county was crowned one of The United States of America’s “best places to get ahead” in 2010 by Forbes.com. Additionally, Forbes.com named Delaware as one of The U.S.’s top five places to raise a family. This title was awarded because of Delaware’s affordable houses, excellent education system, easy commutes, and cost of living.
Midwest Leader – Business Journals on Numbers recently conducted a survey to rank Midwestern communities based on quality of life. Out of the 955 communities analyzed and ranked, Powell, Ohio was awarded the fifth place. As if that isn’t impressive enough, Powell is the only Ohio community ranked in the top five.
Thriving Parks and Recreation – Like any community, Powell has public parks for the leisure and enjoyment of its citizens. However, Powell is set apart by its impressive number of events taking place in its parks and the amount of land devoted to said parks. Powell engages its community with more than 200 unique and year-round activities. But even if communal events aren’t your cup of tea, Powell has roughly 85 acres of park land and over 12 miles of trails for you to explore and find solace in.
Host of a Festival of Fun – The residents’ love for Powell comes out in the Powell Festival. This two day family-friendly event is a great opportunity to experience local entertainment and food. Not to mention, the festival also includes the Liberty Trail 5K race, an event that raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project. This year’s festival will occur Friday, June 27, through Saturday, June 28.
Although Powell has a small town feel, there are plenty of exciting activities and facts that make it a must-visit city. Why not explore its streets and have your own adventure?
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