Of course affordable is relative and probably has a lot to do with where your family is moving from and what your perspective is. Probably never before has there been the sheer amount of homes available in these areas and more than you think may be "affordable".
Here is a link to all the homes in Upper Arlington and Worthington currently on the market under $300,000. I'm sure your family can find something to call home in there somewhere.
PS-I think your girls will find the mascot names relatively blah, mostly your typical animal mascots..
Other school links you may want to review may include: Thomas Worthington, any of the Dublin Schools, Hilliard, Upper Arlington and Grandview. All would put you in the northwest quandrant and in reasonable proximity to OSU.
What is reasonable? Do you want to rent or buy? How many bedrooms and baths? With this information, I can send you a few homes that fit your critieria so you can better compare.
One more thought, if you go to http://www.kingthompson.com, you can get community and school information through our web site. It might save you a little time.
Best of luck!
It really depends on your budget. You can find a nice homes in the entry level price point in the area.
Worthington is a little more expensive (price per sq. foot) than some other areas around Columbus. The community is wonderful. Well rated schools, nice entertainment, uptown area with shops within walking distance and the area is close to highways.
To answer questions about the mascot/school colors-Kilbourne are the Wolves and their colors are blue and white.
I encourage you to research Worthington Kilbourne High School using the Ohio Dept. of Educations grade card reports. Follow this link:
http://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/department_detail.php?rec=19 Special needs and tutoring
Other areas to consider that are close to OSU are Westerville, Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, Hilliard and Dublin. It really depends on the type of home you are searching for and your price point to narrow where you should be looking for homes.
Feel free to visit my webpage to read information on various communities. Be sure to click on the neighborhood section.