Welcome home to Worthington, Ohio
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 by the State of Ohio and 91% of our students graduate and go on to colleges and universities. Greenspace abounds in Worthington, including Antrim Park which is connected to Whetstone Park of Roses and Worthington Hills Park and several other parks by the Olentangy Bike Path. A thriving business community centers around the newly renovated The Shops at Worthington Place and around the village center on High Street. The public square hold summer concerts, festivals, and other community entertainment. The Worthington Rec Center offers over a hundred sporting and recreation programs, including a fantastic swimming pool/area. Worthington has its own police department, and has a low incidence of crime. In addition, Worthington has a city-wide ban on smoking. Worthington has it all!
Worthington is a city known for excellence in all areas affecting home owners. 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. Worthington is an established, vibrant community with so much to offer!
Sports and recreation are also important to Worthington residents. Antrim Park is a part the Olentangy bike path, linking together a string of parks, including Whetstone Park of Roses and Worthington Hills Park. Worthington Rec Center offers over one hundred sports and recreation programs, including swimming. 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. Worthington also has over a dozen local golf courses to choose from, and Muirfield is only minutes away.
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.
History can be seen downtown and throughout the area in the carefully preserved homes, and in the character and charm of the Old Worthington business district.