Worthington was settled in 1803 by families from Connecticut and Massachusetts under the leadership of James Kilbourne. They built the village around a central public square still in use today for summer band concerts and arts festivals. The “Old Worthington” business district is anchored by an 1808 commercial building built by Kilbourne, believed to be the oldest such building in continuous commercial use in Ohio. Worthington values and preserves its New England character. Filled with shops, museums, and a quaint Inn, the business district is as busy as it is charming. A town where people stroll down the street, greeting neighbors, enjoying ice cream or coffee, Worthington is a friendly and comfortable place to make a home.
All the elements needed to create a wonderful community are here: Good schools, beautiful parks, shopping, entertainment, sports, and safety.
Worthington Schools are very highly ranked here in Ohio. The Worthington Schools offer a carefully selected curriculum for K-12, and are some of the highest ranked schools in the state, with about 90% of our students graduate and go on to colleges, universities, or career-based post-secondary programs.
Greenspace abounds here, and sports and recreation are also important to Worthington residents. Antrim Park is a part of the Olentangy bike path, linking together a string of parks, including Whetstone Park of Roses and Worthington Hills Park. Looking for indoor recreation, too? Worthington Rec Center offers over one hundred sports and recreation programs, including swimming.
Love sports? There are loads of baseball and soccer fields, many of which are also set up for Lacrosse and/or Rugby. Ohio State University offers Big Ten excitement, and Columbus has one of the best soccer stadiums for The Crew, our pro team, and if you prefer more unusual sports, Columbus offers a professional roller derby team, OHRD! Worthington also has over a dozen local golf courses to choose from, and internationally renowned Muirfield is only minutes away.
In addition to the historic “Old Worthington” downtown area filled with shops and businesses, Worthington Mall offers a complete selection of retail stores for your enjoyment. The public square holds summer concerts, an art show, festivals, and other community entertainments.
Worthington has its own police department and has a low incidence of crime. In addition, there has been a recent focus on public health, and Worthington now has a city-wide ban on smoking.
Worthington is a city known for excellence in all areas affecting homeowners. It is one of the most friendly and charming places to live with its tree-lined streets, historic district, parks, and great schools.
People continue to buy real estate here, both resale homes and new builds. Worthington offers everything from beautiful historically preserved homes to modern condos. Come to see this established, vibrant community with so much to offer!
Worthington is close to many other attractions, such as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Wyandot Lake, Perkins Observatory, COSI, and Franklin Park Conservatory.
The cultural arts are well-represented in Worthington, and we are minutes from the Palace Theater, the Ohio Theater, the Ballet Met, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Museum of Art, and many other opportunities for enrichment.
A variety of churches of many denominations are spread throughout Worthington.
Worthington is worth a look when you’re searching for the next neighborhood to call HOME!