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Worthington, OH Real Estate News

By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Old Worthington Business District  in 1938 or 1939 I don't like the e on the end of  the old in "Old Worthington", that is how the Worthington business association spells it, Olde Worthington.  The residential area surrounding the businesses on High Street is called Old Worthington, I am using it for all of it.   Another old picture from Don O'Brien who grew up in Worthington. If you have an interest in Worthington History you have to visit his photos on Flickr for pictures of Worthington in the 1930s and 1940s.   Old Worthington Business District - corner of High Street and ... The sign on the corner says: Free Parking.  I am trying to figure out what corner this is. O'Brien says Home Market, a grocery store in the photo.   I wish I knew what the Home Market's address was. I looked at ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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    Central Ohio Calendar of Events - October 2009 Oct 3  Fido Fest -Worthington Square Shopping Center - back parking lot Oct 4  Worthington Fire Station Open House Oct 4   Super Sunday Open House Affordable Housing throughout Central Ohio (priced under $125,000) Oct 10  Olde Worthington Business Association Fall Festival Oct 9 to 11  Columbus Italian Festival Oct 9 to 12 Experience Columbus Days Octr 29  Worthington Trick or Treat 6:00 to 8:00pm Check the Experience Columbus Calendar of Events for more about Boo at the Zoo,  Haunted Statehouse Tours, The Haunted Ship (the Santa Maria),  HighBall Halloween in the Short North and a  Halloween Pet Parade at Easton. Worthington Events Calendar  with links to Worthington Library and Worthington School calendars Visit Experience Columbus f...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington Ohio home sales August 2009 brought to you by Maureen McCabe The homes in the graph are all in the City of Worthington Worthington Ohio home sales - a market report Home sales -20%  from August 2008Home sales +17.6%  from July 2009* Homes for sale - 100Homes sold - 20 in August 2009Days on market 77 vs. 78 in August 2008 * Yes that is +. More closings in August than in July! Only 3 more....  it's a tiny sample. Worthingon Ohio home sales - neighborhoods The homes represented in this graph and the statistics below are in the City of Worthington or Riverlea*.  Worthington neigborhoods with home sales in August 2009 included Clayton Place, Colonial Hills, Davis Estates, Old Worthington, Potters Creek, Riverlea Condos (in the Village of Riverlea*), Rush Creek Village, Worthingto...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington home sales August 2009 brought to you by Maureen  McCabe Worthington home sales a market report Home sales -33.7%  from August 2008Home sales -20.8%  from July 2009Homes for sale 334Homes sold 61 in August 2009Days on market 68 vs. 80 in August 2008- that's good! Worthington home sales - neighhborhoods City of Columbus neighborhoods in the Worthington School Disctrict with home sales in August 2009 included: Brookside Woods, Olde Sawmill, Ravines at Worthington, Schoolside Village, Seven Oaks at Worthington, Smokey Ridge Estates. Stilson Highlands, Village at Worthington, Western Hills, Westworth Village, Worthington Green, Worthington Woods and Worthingview and more. Home sales in unincorporated areas of the Worthington School District included sales in Brookside Estates an...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington home prices August 2009 brought to you by Maureen McCabe   The homes in the graph above  and the statistics below are in the City of Worthington. the Village of Riverlea, the City of Columbus and Perry or Sharon Townships.  There is another entry for City of Worthington (with Riverlea sales lumped in because that's how our MLS is set up. Only  one Riverlea sale in August I believe. It's little.)  City of Worthington home prices.  The neighborhoods in the Worthington School District that are not in the City of Worthington (or Riverlea) were in Brookside Estates, Brookside Woods, McAlister Crossing, Olde Sawmill, Ravines at Worthington, Schoolside Village, Seven Oaks at Worthington, Smokey Ridge Estates. Stilson Highlands, Village at Worthington, Western Hills, Westworth Villa...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington home prices August 2009 brought to you by Maureen McCabe The homes in the graph above  and the statistics below are in the City of Worthington or in Riverlea.  Worthington neighborhoods with home sales in August 2009 included Clayton Place, Colonial Hills, Davis Estates, Old Worthington, Potters Creek, Riverlea Condos (in the Village of Riverlea), Rush Creek Village, Worthington Estates, Worthington Park, and Worthingville (condos.)Lower average sale prices may be partly because of the number of first time buyers in the market now. Worthington home prices - a market report Average home sale prices -9.5% from August 2008August 2009 Average home sale price - $209,000August 2008 Average home sale price - $231,000 Average home list prices +0.3%  from August 2008August 2009 Avera...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington (Ohio) Village Green is the way Don O'Brien identified his photo on FlickrO'Brien's photo from September 1941 of a Worthington Library Group makes me wonder if the Worthington Library was at that time the building facing the northeast quardrant of the Green. Of course it  in  Old Worthington Building Gets New Options    I say it was built as a library in 1927 so it is not a stretch of the imagination that it could be a library a mere 14 years later.    Timeless Worthington Ohio Village Green Worthington - Patriot Day September 11, 2008 Worthington St. John's Episcopal Church Worthington Good Friday Service Worthington Presbyterian Patriot Day - Worthington 2009 September 11, 2009   I thought there was an Arbor Day post about the Worthington Green here too but I can not find...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Wilson Hill - Worthington street names brought to you by Maureen McCabe  - Like many towns the settlers names are worked into school names, street names, park names and subdivision names.  Medick Estates was developed by Frank C. Medick. Didn't Shakespeare have Juliet say: "What's in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet." When I read the chapter (one page) about Medick Estates in Jennie McCormick's book 'Worthington Neighborhoods'  book and saw the names Frank C. Wilson and Ralph N. Wilson, I thought AHA!  Wilson Hill... The story of Wilson Hill neighborhood in the book starts out with Orange Johnson, Wilson Hill was the Orange Johnson farm.  The farm including the house (now own by the Worthington Historical Society) was sold to Miles Pinney (do you k...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Old Worthington's Clearview Subdivision - brought to you by Maureen McCabe I guess I don't think of there being subdivisions within Old Worthington but of course there are, because Old Worthington is the historic Village of Worthington which was planned and built by pioneers from New England.  In 'Worthington Neighborhoods' a book written by Jennie McCormick and published by the Worthington Historical Society, Clearview is NOT one of the neighborhoods described but there is information about the Clearview Subdivision in the the "chapter" (one page) on Medick Estates since Frank C. Medick was developing it at the same time he was building his personal residence, Boulder Lodge in what someday became Medick Estates.  Worthington's Clearview Subdivision was platted in 1928. I sometimes thi...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Medick Estates neighborhood Maureen McCabe - I've never sold a home in Medick Estates IF I have ever even shown a home in Medick Estates it's been years. Medick Estates are Worthington's "mansions"  when we moved to Columbus from Dayton we went looking for "mansions" in Upper Arlington but we could not find them.  We did not know where to look in Upper Arlington or elsewhere in Columbus for mansions.  People told us Upper Arlington was like Oakwood in the Dayton area.  No one mentioned Marble Cliff, or east side mansiony Columbus areas.  No one mentioned areas to gawk at older, interesting homes in Worthington. I am sure I first saw Medick Estates on a REALTOR® tour.  I know the 1950's ranch style homes mixed in among the  "mansions" bothered me.  That was long before I developed a lov...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington football - at this weeks football games the Worthington spectators will probably look a little different than they did back in 1941. Mike Harden's Columbus Dispatch column on Sunday was about a new book written by a gentleman from Bexley.  I wrote about that column on ColumbusBestBlog.com   Sorry, Downtown Columbus is Closed “Once upon a time.. “   long, long before I ever moved to Columbus there was a downtown with ladies with hats and gloves and men in fedoras and suits according to Mike Harden’s column about a book written by David Cohen."  They were even wearing fedoras in the suburbs.. to football games!  Or was Worthington a Columbus suburb in 1941?  Was Worthington just a little old fashioned town north of Columbus in 1941? Are those fedoras?  I am not 100% on 1941 ha...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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I am reading a book...  I am reading a real honest to goodness print on paper book.  I used to be a big book reader but I have not really read books in years.  The title of the book , 'Worthington Neighborhoods'  gives away that it is not a novel.  The slim paperback was written by Jennie McCormick.  I bought the book at the Old Rectory, the historic property at 50 W. New England Avenue, the corner of New England and Oxford, The Doll Museum.  Some of what I have read so far is nothing new to me.  Some I knew from hearing stories about Worthington.  Other tidbits I've gleaned from reading about Worthington history online.  Much of the information from the Worthington Historical Society, The Worthington Memory Project  and the Worthington.org website.   The name McCormick figures prominan...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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  I went to the Patriot Day 2009 - Observance on the Village Green in Worthington today.  Worthington City Council President Lou Goorey talked about the days when you remember where you were when you heard.... Pearl Harbor was attacked JFK was assasinated He referred to the Space Challenger Shuttle Disaster  I thought at first I did not remember it.  Trying to remember while writing this of course I remember living in Akron on January 28, 1986.  Christa McAulife, the teacher  was one of the crew.  Judith Resnick the other female crew member was from Akron.  I was not watching when it exploded but I remember it being on the news nationally and locally because Resnick grew up in Akron, Firestone Park High I believe. When the September 11 attacks happened. September 11, 2001 when the first...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington homes for sale brought to you by Maureen McCabe These homes represented by this graph are in the Worthington School District.  They include home in the City of Worthington and the Village of Riverlea as well as homes in the City of Columbus and Sharon and Perry Townships.  The school district boundaries were in place before much of this area was annexed to the City of Columbus or developed. Worthington homes for sale - a market report through 8-31-2009334 homes for sale   61  homes sold in August 2009 5.5  months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $ 257,000 Average sale price $188,000 27.9% less homes for sale than a year ago 10%  more months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to August 2008Worthington homes for sale - neighborhoods City of Worth...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington Ohio homes for sale brought to you by Maureen McCabe The homes represented by this graph are in the City of Worthington and the Village of Riverlea... The Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS (multiple listing service) lumps Riverlea in with the City of Worthington.  The graph and market report below do not include all the homes in the Worthington School District.   There is a separate market report for the Worthington area (the homes in the Worthington School District.) Worthington homes for sale - a market report through 8-31-2009100 homes for sale   31 homes sold in August 2009 5.0 months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $303,000  Average sale price $209,00023.1%  less homes for sale than a year ago. 3.8% less months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in compa...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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By Maureen McCabe Worthington's Evening Street Elementary School earned a  grade of  "Excellent" from the state of Ohio on it's 2008 -  2009 report card Evening Street Elementary School's 2008 - 2009 Report Card Evening Street School's address is 885 Evening Street, Worthington Ohio 43085, just north of Dublin Granville Road.  Evening Street School is in the City of Worthington. The report cards from the Ohio Department of Education   came out just as students were starting the 2009- 2010 school year.  The photo of the sign at Worthington's Evening Street Elementarty School was taken over the summer break. The entire Worthington School District earned the rating of "Excellent With Disctinction" from the Ohio Department of Education. Worthington City School District Worthington Schools ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Maureen McCabe   Central Ohio Calendar of Events -  September 2009 4 -  BalletMet and WaterFire  Genoa Park, downtown riverfront along Washington Blvd 4 to 7 -  Greek Festival The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Presents 5 to 7 - Native American Traditional Pow Wow Hilliard  5 -   Gallery Hop in the Short North 7 -  Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival Northam Park 11 - Patriot Day Ceremony at Noon on the Worthington Village Green15 - Taste the Future - Columbus State Community College 16 - Ohio Statehouse -  Commemorating Lincoln's first visit to Ohio Statehouse September 16, 1859 18 to 20  Country Living Fair Ohio Historical Center/Ohio Village 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, 43211 18 to 20 - Riverfront Arts Festival Genoa Park 19 - Old Worthington Market Day Festival 19 - Waterfi...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Maureen McCabe - Congratulations to Worthington's Liberty Elementary School for the great report card for the 2008-2009 school year. The school located at 8081 Saddle Run Road, in the Smokey Row area earned an Excellent with Distinction rating from the State of Ohio. Worthington's Liberty Elementary School Report Card a .pdf document The Worthington School District as a whole earned an ''Excellent with Distinction"  rating as well.  The individual schools in the school district range from Effective to Excellent With Distinction. Worthington's Liberty Elementary School is physically located in the City of Columbus and it is in Franklin County.  The schools mailing address is 8081 Saddle Run Road, Powell Ohio 43065.  - map   Liberty Elementary School is the farthest northwest Worthington ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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The Worthington Estate Elementary School earned an 'Excellent' rating in the 2008 - 2009 school year from the Ohio Department of Education. Worthington Estates Elementary School - 2008 - 2009 school year report card.  Congratulations. Worthington Estates Elementary School is located at 6760 Rieber St. Worthington, Ohio 43085 in the City of Worthington.    The Worthington City School District as a whole earned an 'Excellent With Distinction'  rating from the Ohio Department of Education, each school building receives a grade from the state.  I believe looking at the site all the schools in the Worthington City School District were the top three of the total six ranging from "Excellent With Distinction" to "Effective" with the "Excellent" rating received by Worthington Estates Elementary ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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"OLDE WORTHINGTON Historic area nominated for register" I heard the Old Worthington News when I was in the office yesterday.  I heard from a Worthington Historical Society Member  that the state had accepted the nomination now it is up to the National Park service whether Old Worthington will be on the National Register of Historic Places.  Alan Johnson in the Columbus Dispatch wrote: "The nomination of the Worthington Historic District -- bounded by North, Morning, South and Evening streets -- was approved yesterday by the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board."  Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board National Register of Historic Places As an interested observer it  seems like the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington city and business leaders had  submitted Old...
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