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Worthington, OH Real Estate News

By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
New residential listings,  there were 14 new listings on the market ranging from  $104,000 to $384,900 Hidden Colony (condo) Northhigh Acres x 2 North Street Village (condos) x 7 Old Worthington x 2 Olentangy Hills Worthingway   Plus one new listing in Riverlea.... Riverlea is in the same MLS area as Worthington,  Riverlea is in the Worthington School Distrct.  Riverlea's fire and police service are provided by Worthington. Riverlea is a separate village so I try not to just lump it in as a Worthington neighborhood. That takes some effort.  Price Changes  range from $1,000 to $224,900 (yes a price change of almost $225K.)   The list price range of the 7 Worthington homes that had price reductions this week is now from $152,900 to $675,000 Plesenton Old Worthington  Potters Creek Coloni...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington Ohio, Memorial Day 2009, May 25, 2009 I was in Riverlea, rather than Worthington, Riverlea is a village that is surrounded by Worthington. Riverlea is in the Worthington School District and the police and fire are provided by Worthington... thought I ought to add a disclaimer for any locals with sharp eyes. Maureen McCabe - Real Living HER Worthington
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Columbus Ohio is on the map... I'd like to propose Mapping Monday along the lines of Wordless Wednesdays, Speechless Sunday... and Follow Fridays (Follow Friday may just be on Twitter...) not sure if I have missed any days of the week that bloggers and Twitterers honor in this manner. I have taken part occasionally... Wordless Wednesdays Speechless Sundays... There has been some mindless debate on whether all the Wordless Wednesday and Speechless Sunday  photos are ruining the ActiveRain Real Estate Network... I might suggest Mindless Monday's on ActiveRain?  Make up a catchy title... Mapping is a good thing.  Isn't it? I found an interesting map for Central Ohio, including Columbus Ohio  on Google Maps.  Done by Tamara Rose, "Gothic Columbus. " I found the Google map because of Memoria...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
View Larger Map "Location, location, location" is one of the best descriptions of the Worthingway neighborhood in Worthington Ohio . I've anchored the Google map here on Masefield Street the farthest west street in Worthingway.  The south end of the Worthingway neighborhood is Highgate which backs to Medick Estates. Worthingway is a pretty location.  Tucked back off of High Street but a lot of the appeal of the neighborhood that was built in the 1960's has for buyers and long term owners is the convenience to schools, Old Worthington, parks, the bike path and more.   Over the past couple of years most of the listings in the Columbus Board of Realtors multiple listing service say "location, location, location" in various ways:  "Across from the Parklands! 1 of Worthington's best locatio...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Brookside Woods homes are in the Worthington School District... unless of course they are in the Dublin School District.   The school districts were minding their own business... the land was sitting there... or maybe there was corn or soybeans planted there... I did not move to the area until 1990, I am assuming that northwest Columbus area was rural in the late 70's... early 1980's... Brookside Woods is not the only City of Columbus neighborhood along Snouffer Road that some homes are in Dublin schools, other homes are in the Worthington school district. The school districts pre-existed the development of the area by the City of Columbus. The majority of Brookside Woods neighborhood is in the Worthington School District.  Brookside Woods runs from Snouffer Road (or Snouffer/ Bentree ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
There's the traditional Worthington Memorial Day Parade on Monday of course.  The route is west from Dublin Granville Road at Morning Street to High Street and south to the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  The Worthington Memorial Day parade starts at 10:00 A.M.The Worthington Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the American Legion Leasure - Blackston Post 239 Worthington Ohio. The grand marshalls for the 2009 Worthington Memorial Day Parade are twin brothers who grew up in on a farm north of Worthington and served in World War II, Don and Ron Dill, according to an article about the 2009 Worthington Memorial  Day Parade in the Worthington edition of This Week Community Newspaper.   My slideshow of the 2007 Worthington Memorial Day Parade I missed the 2008 Worthington Memorial Day Parade. For yea...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
I asked on another real estate blog  "What is Columbus Best Suburb?" with a poll.  I asked about Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Marble Cliff, Minerva Park, New Albany, Riverlea, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, Powell and others.   I also allowed votes for Other: Two of the five other votes are for two City of Columbus neighborhoods... a vote for Clintonville says: "not a suburb but the best neighborhood CLINTONVILLE"   There's some neighborhood pride! The other "Other answer" votes?  Someone voted for a SE Columbus suburb. Someone voted "Other" for Powell which is on the list on the poll but did not get any votes. Ooops Powell is out of order alphabetically which may be why the person who voted "Other" and said "Powell" did so. To date Dub...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Old Worthington is applying to be on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.  Again. This Week Community News has the story,  Old Worthington applies to join list of national historic districts.  According to the newspaper article written by This Week News staff writer, Candy Brooks a 1999 effort to get Old Worthington on the list was denied because structures already on the list were included in the application.  Most people are surprised that Old Worthington is not a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the newspaper article: "The National Register is administered by the National Parks Services. Nationwide, there are 13,594 historic districts, including 33 in Franklin County. Worthington's Rush Creek Village is on ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
View Larger Map The historic style brought to mind by Worthington is usually "colonial" or "colonial revival." Yet Worthington home to Rush Creek Village has a large neighborhood of mid-century modern homes.  The homes in Rush Creek Village were built in the Usonian style reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Rush Creek Village homes were designed by Theodore Van Fossen and built by Richard Wakefield. Rush Creek Village is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rush Creek homes are distinctive with cinder block walls, flat roofs, no garages. A New York Times Article, (here in the  San Diego Union Tribune) from 2004 subtitled "Little-known Rush Creek quietly survives 50 years, a testament to the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright" says of the Westbrook family  in 1987: "There, ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
  New Worthington property listings   5 City of Worthington homes priced from $159,000 to $244,900 were listed in the past week in neighborhoods: Colonial Hills X2 Dupree Heights Residences of Worthington  (Condominium homes) No Name Subdivision   The No Name Subdivison is in the southwest part of Worthington and the legal description is "Worthington Southwest Add." In addition there was one City of Columbus home listed as if it is in the City of Worthington. Search Central Ohio Homes for Sale Homes Price Reduced - Now priced $150,000 to $334,900 the price reductions ranged from $3,000 to $10,000    (average price reduction this week $6082.3333333333333) in Worthington neighborhoods: Colonial Hills Dupre Heights Old Worthington X2 Worthingway In Contract Worthington Homes (with continge...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
There are great websites and magazines about  "Mid-Century Modern", the "Mid-Century Marvels", the "Atomic Ranch", etc. Another site I recently found Mid-Century Style says this: "Welcome to Mid-Century Style, where we celebrate the architecture of the 1950's. Not just the modern, but also just the regular middle class blond brick ranches and frame residential homes." Look at this bathroom - Mid-Century Style Blog - Updates! Check Out This Bathroom an earlier post about these Denver Colorado fixtures looking for a home says: “We bought a 1958 turquoise bathtub/sink/toilet a while back to remodel our own bathroom,since then things have changed and we’ll be moving out so we need to get rid of the blue bathroom." That's no ordinary blue that's  1950's turquise! Mid 20th century homes, the ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
I believe I have always said "Davis Estates" rather than "Estate." I remember an agent listing a house in Davis Estate (or is it Davis Estates?) as Colonial Hills West back in the 1990's.     View Larger Map     The Neighborhoods list on City of Worthington website  "About"  page calls the neighborhood "Davis Estate" and lists the year as 1926.  That must be the year the Davis Estate neighborhood was platted.  The houses in the neighborhood are almost all from the 1940's  I believe. A few were built in the 1950's.  The Worthington information was compiled for a book done by the Worthington Historical Society in 2006. The Davis Estate homes are almost all cape cods.  I believe there are 81 properties in Davis Estate.  The streets in Davis Estate are W. Stanton, Emerson, Sharon Springs, W...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
New Worthington property listings   10 homes priced from $189,900 to $525,000: Colonial Hills X 4 Kilbourne Village Old Worthington according to the listing agent Olentangy Hills  X 2 Potters Creek Strathaven (Condos) Also one city of Columbus home identified incorrectly as City of Worthington by the listing agent.  Homes Price Reduced - 2 Worthington properties on agreage west of the Olentangy (but in the Worthington corp)  $4K & $5K reductions In Contract Worthington Homes (with contingencies usually finance and inspection ) List prices range frm  $172,500 to $650,000 - 7 homes: Colonial Hills Old Worthington Plesenton Place Potter's Creek Wilson Hill Worthington Estates x 2  Homes Under Contract (contingencies removed) City of Worthington list price range from $137,000 to $219,000: W...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
This is a photo from March 1940 of the northwest corner of the intersection of Park Road and Galena Road from Don O'Brien's series on Flickr.  Mr. O'Brien who posts photos on Flickr as dok1 . Please visit his Flickr photo stream to walk the  Worthington Streets in a series of photos he took in the 1930's and 1940's, growing up in  the Worthington area. This would have been way out in the country back then...  He wrote on a photo showing the Methodist Children's home on High Street, that it was in the country north of Worthington.  The north border of Worthington was still North Street. Galena Road is now known as Worthington - Galena Road. This is inside 270 so south of the Polaris area now. The corner today - Map of the intersection of Park Rd and Worthington  Galena Rd. There is a CV...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The Worthington Highlands neighborhood is north of 270 so definitely the far north part of Franklin County.  Location, Location, Location Worthington Highlands is in the City of Columbus and the neighborhood is in the Worthington School District.  Worthington Highlands has a Westerville ZIP code, 43081. Neighborhoods north of Park Road in the Worthington School district are in the 43081 ZIP code.    The homes just south of Park Road are in the Worthington ZIP code, 43085 (they are also in the City of Columbus and in the Worthington School District.)  The through streets in Worthington Highlands run north to south from Park Rd to Lazelle Road.  You can get into the east side of the neighborhood from Sancus Road. History The Worthington Highlands area was developed in the late 80's.  Most...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
    The Brookside neighborhoods Brookside Colony, Brookside Estates, Brookside Village, and Brookside Woods are all in the 43235 ZIP code.   The Brookside neighborhoods are east of Sawmill Rd.  The four Brookside neighborhoods are north of 161 (Dublin Granville Road) and inside 270.   Brookside Estates was built around Brookside Golf and Country Club... most of Brookside Estates is east of the golf course...  Brookside Estates West is west of the golf course, of course... Brookside Estates West really does NOT show on this map, the 1 on the map just north of 161 is in Brookside Estates West.  The number 11 is probably also in Brookside Estates West. Brookside Village and Brookside Colony are north of Snouffer Rd.  Brookside Estates and Brookside Woods are south of Snouffer Rd.  Brooksid...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
I believe a 10% turnout statewide... is what is forecasted. How different than the November 2008 Election Day. Issues that affect Worthington area homes and homeowners: Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Parks Tax LevyWorthington City School District Tax Levy Visit the Franklin County Board of Elections for  additional information.  Their website reminds: "Bring ID on Election Day"   The image is a Real Living ecard.  I am an agent with Real Living HER Worthington    
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
New Worthington property listings  range in price from $155,400 to $269,900 Colonial Hills  x 2 Clayton Place Wilson Hill (already in contract) Davis Estates Worthinglen Linworth Price Reductions Price reductions ranged from $21 to $30,900 Acreage in SW City Medick Estates  Kilbourne Village House on large lot NE City Colonial Hills Residences of Worthington (Condo) Worthington Estates East In Contract contingent (usually contingent on inspection and finance) The price range of Worthington  homes that went "In Contract"  this week is $144,500 to $310,000 Worthington Estates Worthingway Olentangy Hills Colonial Hills x 2 Worthington Park x 2 Dupre Heights Old Worthington Wilson Hill Under Contract (contingencies removed) Worthington Estates East Sold  (closed)   sold within 2.5 % of the...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
There is no Sesame Street in the Worthington OH 43085 ZIP code... or Columbus OH 43085 for that matter. I used Google Maps to be sure. Wouldn't Worthington area neighborhoods be easier to sort out if they weren't all named Worthington? Remember "One of these things is not like the other..." Just in case you don't remember here is song from Big Bird....  OK the big bowl of bird seed....is not the same as the other three. You knew. "You are so smart!" One of these things is not like the other... "One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn't belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song?" Villages at Worthington Worthington Crossing Worthington Estates Worthington Highlands   One of these things is not like the other......
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