Worthington, OH Real Estate News

By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Winter Wickedness at the Worthinton Holiday Inn runs through tonight but I believe it is sold out already... if you are so inclined. Dean Narciso wrote about "the festival" for the Columbus Dispatch:  Columbus Dispatch:  Winter Wickedness Perversion Fest draws heat I first  saw something about it on the news last night on Channel 10...  I must not have been paying much attention... maybe half asleep?  I thought "Is that Worthington?" When I heard Worthington I tried to tell myself it was at a Holiday Inn in the Crosswoods area (City of Columbus), not the Holiday Inn in Worthington. Channel 10 News: Churches Protest Sexual Festival At Hotel says: "Paper and trash bags covered the doors and windows of the hotel during the event" Wonder how the church groups even knew about the event?  Won...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
I rang a bell at a Salvation Army kettle in Worthington on Thursday.  The kettle at the Worthington Kroger is sponsored by Worthington Industries. Thanks to Linda Tacosik in the Worthington Real Living HER office for organizing, scheduling and reminding us.  We worked a one hour slot, two of us ringing bells, dueling bells.  My bell kept falling out of my mittened hand.  You can text in a donation to the Salvation Army in Columbus to 90999.  Text the word -  Kettle.  I did.  It texted me  back to confirm the $5 donation.  My phone company put the donation on my next bill.  I believe it works with all of the cell phone services. According to the Salvation Army's Columbus site "serving those in need in Central Ohio since 1885."  That's a tradition! Speaking of charity... today is the Cha...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Today is the Citywide Housing Hop. The city being the city of Columbus... or the greater Columbus area. Or Central Ohio in general actually. I am holding two homes in the city of Worthington open this afternoon. Open Houses throughout Central Ohio - 537 About Worthington Ohio from Real Living HER How do you saved $10K? Who is able to save $10K? Answers on the Real Living HER website See you at the hop?
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
YES! HOMES ARE SELLING IN THE WORTHINGTON, OH AREA AND THIS ONE SOLD FOR $256,000 IN LESS THAN 4 DAYS! This one owner home was located on a quiet street in Worthingway Subdivision. Close to parks & schools. This home has a new (2008) Furnace & Central A/C. Enjoy the fireplace in the first floor family room. 1st floor laundry, private backyard w/a screened rear porch. Newer appliances in the kitchen stay. If your in the market to buy or sell your next residential, investment or multi-family property, please visit our website at www.TheJacksonTeam.net                                                                                                                                            
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Cafe Anatolia is on the far north side of Columbus, in the Worthington area (north-east of Worthington, north of 270.) The restaurant's address is  1097 Worthington Galena Road, Worthington Ohio 43085  The local Turkish restaurant, Cafe Anatolia has a website. An outdated website that does not do them justice but how important is a restaurant website.  Just don't believe the menu prices.... the dinner menu online is probably two generations old. The excellent Shepherd Salad is now $9.99 for the large.  It should be labeled a huge.  We split one and I had the leftover salad for breakfast. According to the sign in the window the lunch buffet is a dollar less expensive now than it was on the menu on the Cafe Anatolia menu on their website today, at $6.99. This is probably the 4th or 5th ti...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
An upcoming Worthington Halloween event is  "Family Night" in Worthington at the Orange Johnson House yard from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Saturday October 25, 2008. The City of Worthington website's Halloween Festivities page  promises: scarecrow making apple pressing apple snapping ghost stories   Wonder what "apple snapping" is? Orange Johnson House - Map About the Orange Johnson House - Worthington Ohio The evening before Worthington Ghost Tour - October 24, 2008 an adult walking tour of Worthington with a spooky feel.  
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Adult entertainment in Worthington? A walking tour of "spooky" Old Worthington is scheduled for Friday,  October 24, 2008. The City of Worthington announcement on "Halloween Festivities" says "In partnership with Friends of the Worthington Public Library, we will present a downtown tour of historical fascination and ghostly tales, intended for adults."   Don't worry about leaving out the kids... for the whole family ...a family night on Saturday the 25th in the yard at The Orange Johnson house.... details on the City of Worthington Website (on the Halloween Festivities page.) Experience Columbus says the adult event is 7-10 PM Friday, October 24, 2008  - Worthington Ghost Tours 2008  The Ghost Tour starts at the Old Rectory at 50 W New England Avenue - Map    (the corner of Oxford and N...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Is Worthington Ohio a ghost town as in deserted?  Not on your life!  Worthington is a thriving Central Ohio community with a history.  I got a big kick out of the Worthington Libraries series of Ghost Stories last fall when I found them.  I found them after Halloween 2007.  I'd posted a couple on my Discover Columbus site last winter... Not scary but a bit grisley ... this is a part of Worthington history I did not know. This is my favorite Worthington Ghost Tour: The Tale of Dr. Morrow   From the Worthington Libraries starring the webmaster at Worthington Libraries, Stefan Langer, as Dr. Thomas Morrow.Angry mobs of citizens, grave robbers, a missing body from an insane asylum?  I don't believe I had ever heard of the the story of Dr. Thomas Morrow and the Worthington Medical College's ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The school year started in August for Worthington City Schools but schools were closed this week after a big storm hit Central Ohio.  A wind storm on Sunday September 14 2008, the remnants of hurricane Ike closed Worthington and most Central Ohio schools this week.   Today,  Thursday September 18 some Worthington Schools are opening with a two hour delay. School in Worthington that are still closed today because they have no power are Colonial Hills, Worthington Estates, Wilson Hill, Worthington Hills and Worthingway. Worthington City School District Central Ohio Back to School - 2008  The image is a Real Living ecard.  I am with Real Living HER in Worthington.
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Maybe you have to get out and walk on High Street in Worthington or you don't really get the full effect.  I wanted an iced coffee after the gathering on the Worthington Green, yesterday,  September 11, so I walked down to the Mean Bean from the Green to get coffee. I had driven by earlier and was craving an iced coffee while I was standing there listening.... I had only been in Mean Bean Cafeine Lounge a couple of times since it was sold by the last owners of Scottie MacBean... I don't know that I even knew it's name included "Cafeine Lounge." I still thought of it as Scottie MacBean.  Or Scottie MacBean... named for the owner's Scottie dogs... Wait... it is Scottie MacBean again...  Excuse the bad photo it says " SCOTTIE'S IS BACK!   UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP" and then some more....  It sa...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
I went to the noon gathering on the Worthington Green today, September 11, 2008. There were local firemen and policemen there just as there have been other years.  There were members of Lima Company there again this year. There were short speeches from Harvey Minton the Mayor of Worthington, the Worthington fire chief, the Worthington police chief (I think) and an officer from the Perry Township Police Department.  A surviver of the attacks on the World Trade Center was there, a woman who was in the South Tower on September 11, 2001,  spoke briefly.  Philip College, the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church (just east of the Worthington Green's south east quadrant), spoke.   Chuck Gillespie who used to be a meteorologist on Channel 6 - WSYX sang, he also talked about being in the newsro...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The first section of Colonial Hills was platted in the 1920's.  The first section of Colonial Hills was built in the 1940s.  Colonial Hills  was not in the Village of Worthington when it was platted or built, it was in an unincorporated area.  Colonial Hills was built as a rental community for executives at a defense plant near the Columbus Airport.  The Worthington Historical Society's Neighborhoods says the neighborhood was built in 1927 to 1941 by "WWII Defense Homes Corp"  I think it was Defense Homes Corporation and they were built during WWII.  Defense Homes Corporation became part of FHA in the 1940s. The plat maps and a lot of what I know about the history of Colonial Hills is  from the entry about Colonial Hills on Wikipedia written by George Campbell a Worthington / Columbus h...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The new CVS is open in Old Worthington... well the new CVS is a couple of weeks old but I had a chance to stop there yesterday.  I am a big CVS shopper...but I go to one of two others, that I pass by just about every day.  I have driven by the new CVS on the corner of High St. and North St. a number of times  since it opened but never had a chance to  stop.  The new CVS is a big spacious bright modern store inside, a bit more open and bright than my ususal CVSs... or just more lights??? Outside on the street I love the look, of the business being on the street with the parking behind. I had followed all the articles in the This Week Worthington and the Worthington Suburban Newspaper about the Worthington Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Board's  oversight of the plans an...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Worthington Square is undergoing a remodel.  Stores at Worthington Square include the Talbot's collection (Petites, Kids, Accesories, etc.), Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body,  Ann Taylor, Chico's, Crabtree & Evelyn,  Jos. A. Bank, Pendleton,  Godfry's and White House Black Market...  The Kroger store has been expanded and remodeled, it is on e of Kroger's  "Fresh Fare" stores. Map Worthington Square I walked through the mall Sunday, there is lots of empty space.  Caribou Coffee is gone, Larson's Toy Store is gone, Acorn is gone. Godfry's is moving to Polaris soon.  I still love Worthington Square, the fountain, the skylights...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Parts of the City of Worthington are subject to the Architectural Review Board... important parts of Worthington, Old Worthington of course, but also High Street.  Dublin Granville Rd?  Here's a map  (pdf) of areas subject to review...*  (pdf) of areas subject to review... I don't see a legend but the peachy areas are subject to the Architectural Review Board?  They are the Architectural Review District... looks like more areas than I realized. Looks like I answered my own question about Dublin Granville Rd. The architectural review board is the five member Worthington planning commission plus two people "one of whom must be a resident freeholder of the Architectural Review District" according to the rules. An agent in my office was on the Architectural Review Board when I went to lend ...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
  Worthington Ohio is a transplanted New England village, settled by people from Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Worthington is a Columbus suburb inside the 270 outer-belt. Worthington has a village green that is still used today, but cows do not graze there as they once did... (there are cows down the road but that's a different story... )  The Village of Worthington was founded in 1803.  The original village was from Morning to Evening Streets and North Street to South Street.                                                     The Old Rectory is on the corner of New England Ave. and Oxford Street NOW. It's been moved.  The Old Rectory is owned by the Worthington Historical Society now. There is a doll museum and a consignment store in the Old Rectory today.         The Worthington I...
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By Allison Cummins
(Nathan Grace Real Estate)
One of the things we are so proud of at Keller Williams is our culture and the strong emphasis on giving back.  At Keller Williams Capital Partners, we make giving back an everyday event.  Edie James, an agent at Keller Williams Capital Partners, started our own community outreach program at the inception of our market center in 2002. Since its inception, Capital Partners Cares has been fortunate enough to sponsor yearly food drives, community service projects, and charity events.  In addition, Capital Partners Cares is able to help out any of our agents, their families, clients, and other community members with financial support, as well as helping hands, whether that's painting a house or making dinner.  We are all so proud of the work done by Capital Partners Cares and strive to hel...
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The grass is greener in Central Ohio … and it’s not from the rain!  The Columbus Board of Realtors has launched an impressive new campaign to combat the negative media attention the “real estate market” is getting. The campaign is built upon 7 Core messages the Columbus Board of Realtors wants the public to know about the real estate market in Central Ohio Central Ohio’s housing market is healthy and stable.For most buyers, it’s a great time to buy.Low interest rates are playing a vital role in keeping our market strong.Don’t wait too long if you like a great deal.There are many reasons to be optimisticTalk to those who know the market best. (Consult a Realtor today!)Homeownership will always be a good investment. Keller Williams Capital Partners is fortunate to have had 3 of our agent...
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
Columbus Ohio 43085 ZIP code (Worthington Ohio.) A great map that shows the area of the 43085 ZIP codes is on ZIP Code MAP but you will have to feed in the 43085 ZIP code n the 'Key Zip' box at the top to see the map of 43085 and the surrounding ZIP codes. The website says: "The USPS considers zip codes to be delivery routes instead of areas. There may be differences between this depiction and actual zip code mailing address."ZIP code means Zone Improvement Plan. A ZIP code is not an area, it is a route... a mail route. ZIP Code 43085 If your home or work ZIP code is 43085... you live or work in: Worthington Ohio OR Columbus Ohio OR Sharon Township OR Village of Riverlea OR Perry Township? earlier today I thought some of Perry Township was in the 43085 ZIP code... now I am not so sure.....
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By Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate
(HER Realtors)
The best ice cream in Worthington is Greater's.Greater's knows location, location, location applies to ice cream as well as real estate. In Central Ohio there's a Graeter's in the "downtown" of many of the suburbs.. well of course in Westerville Graeter's is "The Uptown." The Bethel Road Graeter's produces the ice cream for the Columbus franchised stores and this is the franchises office too.  There are Graeter's Stores on Bethel Rd, in Bexley, Dublin, Easton, Gahanna, Grove City*, Pickerington, Powell, Upper Arlington, Westerville as well as Worthington.   Back to Worthington... The Greater's location in Worthington is at  654 High Street in Old Worthington.  It's a walk to location from homes in Old Worthington, Kilbourne Village, Colonial Hills and other Worthigton neighborhoods.  It...
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