The city of Powell boasts some excellent restaurants, unique shops and other great shopping opportunities, such as the Polaris Fashion Mall. The Polaris Fashion Mall features a distinctive mix of fashion and specialty retailers in a stunning architectural styling befitting a five-star hotel. Antiquing enthusiasts will also attest to the fact that Powell is one of the best places in the state in which to find those one-of-a-kind relics.
Although Powell only has a population of some 11,500 residents over its six square miles, it is serviced by a full-time village police department and a full-time Liberty Township Fire Department that has an emergency medical unit with state-of-the-art heart monitoring and trauma equipment. Nearby hospitals include Riverside Methodist in Columbus, Grady Memorial in Delaware and St. Ann's in Westerville.
The city recently issued bonds to construct a municipal service center and purchase additional land for parks. Also, construction of a municipal office center and a branch of the Delaware County Library are anticipated in the near future.
Students are under the jurisdiction of the Olentangy Local School District and Village Academy Schools. The Olentangy Local School District is comprised of 14 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools and currently has a student enrollment of over 15,000. Village Academy Schools have two campuses located in Powell that offer strong college preparatory programs and a focused curriculum.