The city of Worthington is located in the intersection of U.S. State Route 23 and State Route 161, which gives residents easy access to all of central Ohio, and more. Only a short drive from Columbus, Ohio’s capital, Worthington offers residents all of the attractions and conveniences of a big city. However, Worthington also has the charm of small-town living, as many of the homes in the city reflect their New England heritage. Worthington also boasts of numerous churches and religious congregations, “a strong commitment to environmental issues and sustainability”, and beautiful, safe neighborhoods.
Education in Worthington is top-notch; the school district serves roughly 9,000 students and “consistently earns the highest ratings on the state’s school district report cards”, according to the city. Moreover, in 2007, Worthington Public Libraries was voted National Library of the Year. The library system has three branches, which means convenience for residents.
The city is also home to The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, which “provides artistic programming and fosters cultural awareness in the community by presenting, educating, and promoting the performing, visual, and literary arts and by assisting artists and arts organizations”. Additionally, there are many opportunities to view theater performances, visual arts performances, and performances by local choruses.
The Worthington Community Center is a family-oriented, state-of-the-art facility featuring an aquatic complex, fitness center, and many more amenities that promote family fun and fitness. The community center offers members access to two pools: a leisure pool for family fun and a lap pool for exercise and swimming lessons. Additionally, members have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, two basketball courts, and art studios. “In addition, Worthington is home to the Healthy Worthington Coalition, a volunteer organization dedicated to personal health in body, mind and spirit. Healthy Worthington conducts a number of programs each year to promote wellness of the people who live and work in the Worthington community”.
Worthington, Ohio offers plenty of events and activities for residents and visitors to take part in, including a farmers market that runs through the summer, fall, and winter, where you can shop for fresh produce, plants, meats, other homemade foods, desserts, and crafts. For a full list of upcoming events in Worthington, visit their events calendar.
For more information about living in Worthington, Ohio, check out the city’s webpage.