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Worthington is a special place made up of passionate residents who care deeply about their families, neighborhoods, and community. Each person's Worthington story is unique and we want to hear your voice about what makes Worthington special!

Worthington is a special place made up of passionate residents who care deeply about their families, neighborhoods, and community. Each person's Worthington story is unique and we want to hear your voice about what makes Worthington special!

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    Growing My Own Roots

    by LauraAbu-Absi, 7 months ago

    I first moved to the Columbus area after college for a paid internship and planned to move back to Northwest Ohio after the year-long program was over. My plans quickly changed as my career trajectory evolved and I grew to know more about the region and all it had to offer.

    Starting off in the area in my mid-20s, I rented in various parts of Columbus for several years. After living in the German Village/Merion Village area for five years, I was ready to put down roots and buy a home. My criteria: inside the outerbelt and easily connected to... Continue reading

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    NOT the fly-over zone!

    by lmercadante, 8 months ago

    I moved to Worthington for a job. I had never lived in the Midwest before and my East Coast relatives considered this the "fly-over" zone. How wrong they were! Having grown up in a congested, downsliding city, a place like Worthington was what I dreamed about as a child. I earned my Ph.D. and took a job as a professor in Delaware. We lived there for 14 years, but it never felt quite right for us. So, when my son was old enough to walk to school on his own, I decided to move closer to Columbus. I looked around... Continue reading

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    Our Hometown

    by PAR4JAS, 8 months ago

    How fortunate are we to have discovered Worthington? Having grown up in the Midwest my wife and I were taken by the friendliness and sincerity of the community which reminded us both of our Kansas City roots. 21 years ago I was recruited to Columbus by a new company. 11 years ago we moved to Worthington adopting it as our hometown settling in as empty nesters. I was able to join the Worthington Resource Pantry as a part of the Monday team that assisted in the distribution of food to various families. This experience gave me a deeper appreciation for... Continue reading

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    Marketing the Market

    by Kathryn Burris, 9 months ago

    On a recent Saturday morning I was on a mission to visit the indoor farmers' market to get a much loved jelly from the "jelly lady." It was for my 6 year old grandson who blissfully piles the jelly a mile high on his slice of bread. Though I visit the summer market frequently, this was the first time in a long time that I'd been indoors and I was amazed. The aroma of brewing coffee, the fragrance of handmade soap, the dazzle of baked goods waiting to be tried.....well, I walked the entire market to take it all in... Continue reading

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    loved the history

    by kjk, 10 months ago

    I moved to Worthington from out of state, 43 years ago, when my husband took a new job here. We chose Old Worthington, because of it's history, architecture, small town feel, the walkability of the town to schools and shops, and the trees. We both grew up out west and had few trees. We loved the trees and the history of the town. It's been a great decision, as I'm still here after all these years.

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    Married Into Worthington

    by AH, 10 months ago

    When we were looking for a place in Central Ohio to raise a family, we chose Worthington for the schools and the trees! We intentionally chose a neighborhood where our children could walk safely to school, library, and nearby parks. Our hope was to avoid some of the traffic and sprawl outside 270 and to be part of a smaller community where people were more connected. So a local government and "downtown" area were all part of it. Besides, my husband had grown up in Colonial HIlls and turned out to be a great guy. That was an automatic endorsement... Continue reading

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    Life in the Burbs

    by Mark, 10 months ago

    We moved to Worthington 11 years ago for the schools and the suburban experience. My wife and I had previously lived in Victorian Village and Weinland Park which are urban neighborhoods but we were looking for a place to raise our kids that had good schools. We have found that in Worthington, both of our kids are graduates of Thomas Worthington HS and they are both now in college. One of the things I have enjoyed about Worthington is that it is a suburb, that is, it is not urban. We left the city to live in the burbs and... Continue reading

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    Different than how I grew up

    by JulieM, 10 months ago

    My husband and I moved here in 2002. Everyone around us was retired, or our age and childless. School enrollment in Worthington Schools was declining. Then within a few years, families moved in alongside people who had lived in their houses since our subdivision was built (early 1970s), families pushing strollers or riding bikes with their kids were everywhere.

    I grew up in a rural area. People didn't just walk up to our door to sell something, or canvas for a local politician, or even deliver the mail (I was so surprised when we moved here that our mailboxes were... Continue reading

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