Welcome to Worthington

A tree-lined suburb with a strong community spirit
Located just minutes north of downtown Columbus, Worthington is a welcoming community for people of all ages. Retirees, young couples, and working professionals appreciate the suburb's central location, its commitment to providing indoor and outdoor exercise facilities, and its charming downtown area.

The real estate in Worthington is decidedly eclectic, meaning the community offers various real estate options. Home styles in the area include mid-century modern, classic suburban homes of the 70s and 80s and homes with a New England cottage-like appearance. All the homes have mature, well-maintained outdoor landscaping, and many of the homes have at least one fireplace to enjoy on chilly winter nights.

What to Love

  • Walkable downtown area
  • Close-knit community
  • Parks and recreation areas galore
  • Great schools

Local Lifestyle

It's easy to see why Worthington residents have such a strong community spirit. The downtown area emanates an inviting small-town feel that makes it easy to make the leap from customer to neighborhood friend. The city encourages residents to come together by offering a host of activities at the town's community center and parks that dot the area. Add the area's great schools to this friendly vibe, and residents have a community they truly enjoy.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Old Bag of Nails Pub — Old Worthington offers a casual, cozy atmosphere for a drink after work or to enjoy a meal of its famous battered fish sandwiches. The La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro is a great place to stop for a chocolate croissant and coffee before work. The bistro also serves tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare. During the winter months, guests can enjoy their meals beside a cozy fire, or during the summer, they can dine outdoors on the bistro's brick patio.

For shopping, the Birch Boutique offers contemporary, boho-chic clothing, jewelry, shoes, boots, and accessories for women. They also offer some clothing options for babies and toddlers. Fritzy Jacobs has an eclectic mix of items, including baby clothing and blankets, glassware, picture frames, and other unique items for the home.

Things to Do

The McConnell Arts Center offers live theater and musical performances throughout the year. The center also regularly hosts interesting art-centered events, and it offers workshops where locals can learn how to draw and paint. The Worthington Farmers Market is a fun place to shop for fresh produce and meats, cut flowers, plants, baked goods, desserts, and so much more.

The Worthington Parks and Recreation department has a variety of public areas for local residents. Worthington's Community Center has two pools, a fitness center, an art studio, and two gymnasiums. The Worthington Parks and Recreation Community Garden has a playground for children as well as areas for baseball, soccer, and football. The city maintains over a dozen other parks throughout Worthington as well.
Lastly, the Olentangy Parklands is a beautiful 10-acre area located on the banks of the Olentangy River. It has two miles of trails for walking, running, and cycling. It also has a skateboard park, tennis courts, playgrounds, pickleball facilities, river access for kayaking and canoeing, and of course, splendid vegetation to look at throughout the parkland.


The community of Worthington is served by the Worthington City School District. Top-rated schools in the area include:

  • Worthington Hills Elementary School, grades K-6, report card: A-
  • Slate Hill Elementary School, grades K-6, #8 in Niche Standout Elementary Schools in the Columbus Area
  • McCord Middle School, grades 7-8, report card: A-
  • Kilbourne Middle School, grades 6-8, report card: A-
  • Worthington Kilbourne High School, grades 9-12, report card: A-
  • Thomas Worthington High School, grades 9-12, report card: A



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