Life in the Burbs
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 have thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We also really liked Victorian Village but those were the years right after college when raising children was the last thing on our minds. My family and I have also enjoyed the bike paths and parks of Worthington and would like to see that aspect of the city expand. One of the wonderful things about Chicago are the endless amount of parks running throughout the city which gives that huge metropolis a safe and comfortable feeling that is akin to an suburban environment. To that end I would love to see the Methodist Children's Home site developed into an area that the whole community can use mixed with some housing. I think people move here not to be in the city and to continually talk about developing businesses as a way to keep the city alive misses the mark; most of are here because it is the burbs so lets develop our city into a cool burb with a park-like vibe in the style of Chicago not a series of office buildings and shopping malls that can be found right down High Street in either direction.
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