Worthington is a strong suburban community in the vibrant Columbus, Ohio region, ideally located at the northern crossroads of I-270, I-71 & SR 315, with easy access to, from and around the central Ohio region.
The earliest planned community in Ohio, Worthington was settled in 1803. Early leaders purchased 16,000 acres of land and planned the layout for the village. Worthington was platted as a New England-type village around a central public square, which was designated for religious and educational purposes, as well as a spot for community gatherings. This area remains today as our Village Green and still maintains the values of Worthington's founders, while also anchoring one of Central Ohio's most iconic downtown historic districts.
Worthington's close knit neighborhoods, tree lined streets and walkability add to the appeal of the City of Worthington for residents and businesses. The Worthington School District serves over 10,000 students living in and near Worthington. The Worthington Schools are ranked as one of the top districts in the State of Ohio. In addition, Worthington Libraries has three branches to serve the community and has been recognized as the National Library of the Year. Worthington Libraries is continually recognized for its programs, outstanding resources and community outreach.
Worthington has a culture of community partnerships. The City works closely with the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Schools, Libraries and other community groups on initiatives, programs and events to benefit residents, businesses and visitors. Worthington is home to many active and engaged citizens who care deeply about the community and regularly volunteer their time and expertise to help it succeed.
The City of Worthington has a long-standing sister city relationship with the City of Sayama, Japan. The relationship spans over 25 years and has included cultural exchanges and learning experiences for hundreds of people of all ages in both cities. Over the years, dozens of Worthington and Sayama delegations of citizens, city officials, students, artists, youth choirs and sports teams have visited each others cities. Delegates enjoy a homestay and cultural immersion experience in the two cities. Many lives have been touched in positive ways and we continue to learn from each other thanks to this ongoing relationship.