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Worthington, OH Real Estate News

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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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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  Worthington's Bluffsview Elementary School -  makes the grade Congratulations to Worthington's Bluffsview Elementary School for the great report card for the 2008-2009 school year. The school located at 7111 Linworth Road, Columbus Ohio 43235 earned an 'Excellent with Distinction'  rating from the State of Ohio.  That is the highest rating available. Bluffsview Elementary School 2008 -2009 Report Card from the State of Ohio Department of Education The Worthington School District earned an 'Excellent with Distinction' rating as well.  The indivdual schools in the school district range from 'Effective' to 'Excellent With Distinction.' Worthington's Bluffsview Elementary School is located in the City of Columbus AND in the Worthington School District.  School district boundaries in north...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington Schools earn  A++ - actually the Worthington City School District as a whole earned "Excellent with Distinction" The Worthington City Schools report card  - pdf for the  2008 - 2009 school year OK the state does not give A,B,C, D, F and any  + or _  (plus or minus) Excellent with Distinction Excellent Effective Continuous Improvement Academic Watch Academic Emergency are the designations I believe.... Worthington Schools earn  A++ as a whole - each school building get's a grade too Look at individual school buildings, Worthington or another Ohio school district -  Ohio schools by individual school. As an example report cards for the high schools in Worthington: Thomas Worthington - pdf Worthington Kilbourne - pdf Both Worthington high schools earned a grade of excellent for ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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In a poll in The Other Paper, which was called 'This, That or The Other', Worthington won.  It was in the category of Places,  Worthington vs. Upper Arlington and Worthington won.  People could have voted for another place (The Other), a write in for example for Westerville or Dublin or Massey's Pizza...The Other Paper said someone wrote in Massey's Pizza often and despite the category?  Massey's Pizza is a PLACE isn't it?  A number of places.   Not sure it got written in for suburb type places though like Worthington and Upper Arlington. Worthington got one of the longest write ups of any of the winners in any of the contests but it says it  was a close "race." From  Take That! "The race between Worthington and Upper Arlington was the closest in the This, That or the Other poll’s “Plac...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Maureen McCabe Real Living HER - This graph shows Worthington home sale prices for the past 15 months as well as active (list) prices. This is the Worthington School District home prices.  It includes homes in the City of Worthington, the Village of Riverlea and all homes in Perry and Sharon Township or  the City of Columbus in the Worthington School District. Worthington home sale prices  (the school district) - July 2009 July 2009 average active price $250,000 vs @252,000 in July 2008  -0.8% July 2009 average sold price $196,000 vs $203,000 in July 2008 -3.4% 363 homes for sale 73 homes sold July 2009   5 months of inventory based on sales Worthington homes for sale - inventory at the end of July 2009 27.5% less inventory than a year ago. 13.8% less months of inventory in comparison t...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Woodbridge Green is a northwest side City of Columbus residential neighborhood.  The single family homes in Woodbridge Green are in the Worthington City School District.  View Larger Map Woodbridge Green has a Powell Ohio mailing address because it is in the 43065 ZIP code along with other nearby neighborhoods.  The city of Powell is in Delaware County.  The Woodbridge Green neighborhood is in Franklin County. The school districts were established long before this area was annexed to the City of Columbus and developed. Woodbridge Green is off Hard Road west of the railroad tracks.  Woodbridge Green Park - a nearby City of Columbus Park on Hard Road. Worthington homes for sale - the Worthington City School District, would include the Woodbridge Green neighborhood. Nearby residential neig...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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View Larger Map Lone Prairie, Stagecoach, Gallop....  street names in Western Hills a Columbus neighborhood certainly reference the American West.... The City of Columbus neighborhood is in the Worthington School District and has a Powell mailing address.  Homes in the Western Hills subdivision are in the 43065 ZIP code. Other street names in Western Hills include: Waco, Boulder, Durango, Laredo, Laramie, Eldorado, Yuma.  The main street from the south is Saddlerun and that goes west and just kinda turns into Plains Blvd.  Plains like in level....  the Great Plains in the US?  A flatter area of the country. I ought to go drive Western Hills... the "Hills" part of Western Hills is perplexing... do you go slightly uphill as you go north? Western Hills is just west of Worthington Hills......
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Anyone know who's taco's were served at 'Taste of Worthington' in July? I wrote a post June 18th post about a new restaurant in Worthington: Worthington's Taco al Pastor I have NOT been back since.  Gary Seaman of This Week Community News wrote in his Table Talk column about the little hole in the wall at the corner of Worthington Galena, Huntley and Sinclair...  Mexican restaurant touts homespun food, inexpensive prices about Taco al Pastor at 455 E. Wilson Bridge Road Worthington Ohio - Map Was Moe Hassan the owner of The Worthington Market which was where Taco al Pastor is now?  Interesting.  I thought the mixture of Greek (gyros ) and Mexican on the menu was notable. 'Taste of Worthington' was the Friday after the 4th of July...?? or two weeks later? I did NOT go.  Another This Week...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington homes for sale  These homes are in the "Worthington area."  In this case the Worthington School District, including the City of Worthington and the Village of Riverlea.  The homes represented by the graph are all homes for sale in the Worthington School District.  Compare to the City of Worthington and Village of Riverlea homes for sale through July 2009. Central Ohio school districts including Worthington City School Disctrict  - Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Worthington homes for sale - a market report through for July 2009 363 homes for sale 73 homes sold   5 months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $250,000Average sale price $196,00027.5% less inventory than a year ago. 13.8% less -  Months of Inventory (Closed Sales) in comparison to July 2008 based on cu...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington Ohio homes for sale - a market report   The homes represented by this graph are in the City of Worthington or the Village of Riverlea...in the Columbus Board of REALTORS® MLS (multiple listing service) lumps Riverlea in with the City of Worthington.  This does 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.) Central Ohio school districts including Worthington School District  - Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Worthington Ohio market report - for July 2009 108 homes for sale 17  homes sold 6.4 months of inventory based on salesAverage active price $294,000Average sale price $218,00022.9% less inventory than a year ago 4.5% less -  Months of Inventory (Close...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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The only Worthington grocery store today is the Kroger at Worthington Square.  The only grocery store in the City of Worthington anyway. Hot dog here's an old ad for Home Market a Worthington grocery store.  What a find a 1940 ad according to Don O'Brien who shared the ad (wrapping material) via his Flickr stream... Mr. O'Brien grew up in Worthington and has fabulous, "Old Worthington" photos on Flickr. Not Old Worthington like the neighborhood exactly but photos of what that neighborhood was like in the late 1930's and into the 1940's. That really was the Village of Worthington... at that point. He also has photos of the Worthington area back in the 1930's and 1940's too. Some of those unincorporated areas are now the City of Worthington. His photos are treasures on Flickr today. ... b...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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  130 W. Wilson Bridge Road was out in the country. Don O'Brien sent me a link to his father's journal online a few months ago when I asked some questions about some of his old photos of Worthington on Flickr. Mr. O'Brien grew up in the Worthington area and was one heck of a photographer even as a kid. I understood from reading parts of his father's journal the family  lived in Sharon Township but I was thinking of off Flint Road, or the Park Road area or out near Lazelle Road, out in the boonies.  I can conceive of the whole Crosswoods area having been unincorporated.  A friend shocked me once telling me she lived where Crosswoods is now when she first moved to Central Ohio. I was thinking Don O'Brien grew up outside 270 for some reason, to me that is Sharon Township. I know there are ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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View Larger Map  Worthington Woods is a subdivision of single family homes in the city of Columbus, north of 270 in the Worthington School District.   A Worthington Woods  Map  centered on Placid Street, the other streets in Worthington Woods are Serenity, Tranquil, Clement, Cortina Ct, and Bella. Hmmm  I don't know that I knew that Pacific Court was also Worthington Woods.  Pacific Ct is west of Worthington Galena Road.   The rest of the subdivision streets are east of Worthington Galena Road. The homes in the Worthington Woods neighborhood were built in the 1980's primarily. There are nearby Condominiums that share the Worthington Woods name as well... lots of them.  I think having the same name is the extent of the relationship at this point in the game. Worthington area homes for sa...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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The Deercreek subdivision is off Park Road in northern Franklin County just west of I-71,  if you go across the highway you will be in the City of Westerville.  The Deercreek neighborhoods are in the City of Columbus in the Worthington area. The oldest single family homes in the Deercreek subdivision seem to be from 1979.  There is a mixture of home styles and builders in Deercreek.  There are some Romanelli and Hughes homes,  Grisez homes (The Grisez  family was from the Canton area... records show Grisez Bros. Grisez Brothers. ) There is more variety in Deercreek than in many neighborhoods in the Far North Area of Columbus. Village at Deercreek is a condominium community within the Deercreek subdivision in the Worthington area. The condos at The Village at Deercreek, are on the north...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Village at Worthington is a neighborhood in the Far North area of Columbus, north of the north outerbelt and south of the Franklin Delaware county line.  The neighborhood built in the 1980's is in Franklin County.  The ZIP code for the addresses in Village at Worthington is 43235, the West Worthington ZIP code.   The neighborhood is south east of the intersection of Flint Road and Park Rd.  The entrances to the neighborhood are Leaview Drive off Park Road or Brownsfell Drive off of Flint Road.    View Larger Map   The homes in the Village at Worthington neighborhood are in the City of Columbus and the Worthington School Disctrict.  The Central Ohio school district boundaries pre-existed the land being annexed to the City of Columbus and developed. MI Homes developed Villages at Worthing...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington Estates is one of the biggest residential neigborhoods in the City of Worthington I believe.  It is one of the most desirable Worthington neighborhoods for families with children because: there are families with children the size of the homes walk to schools access to the bike trails and park I think... Located just west of High Street, between High Street and the Olentangy River with the Olentangy Hills neighborhood to the north and the Worthingway neighborhood to the south. Most of the Worthington Estates homes were built in the 1960's.  The floor plans are pretty predictable.  Most are two stories... there are one story homes with a handful of bilevels, cape cods, split levels (had to rack my brain to remember a Worthington Estates split level....) I remember one on Bower...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthingwoods a Columbus neighborhood is physically and legally in the City of Columbus. Homes in the Worthingwoods neighborhood are in the 43065 ZIP code.  Move to the Worthingwoods neighborhood and you'll have a Powell Ohio mailing address.   Where in the world is the Worthingwoods neighborhood?  Here is a snippet of a  Google map for a search for Worthingwoods 43065:     You gotta love Google.. A and B on the map snippet are NOT in Worthingwoods, they are in Worthington Woods, which is in another ZIP code.  I have put a blue star where Worthingwoods is.  Just south of the couty line... west of 315... east of Sawmill Rd.  Worthingwoods is off Smoky Row Road.  The City of Powell is in Delaware County, the homes in Worthingwoods a Columbus neighborhood, are in Franklin County (and are m...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Worthington School News this morning in the Columbus Dispatch I heard it on the local TV news so Googled for the story...  The City of Worthington paid for crossing guards inside the city of Worthington at elementary schools but that expense is being shifted to the Worthington School Disctrict. In the article  written by Ann Fisher of the Columbus Dispatch: Worthington schools taxpayers will now pay crossing guards "Previously, Worthington schools had chipped in about $7,500 for the in-city guards and also paid $33,000 for three other guards for elementary schools - Bluffsview, Liberty and Slate Hill - that are outside the city." The article says the cities of Hilliard and Grandview Heights pay for crossing guards within their cities too, rather than the school district. The city of Wor...
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