Worthington, Ohio is best known and recognized for its downtown neighborhood known as Old Worthington. Old Worthington has elegantly restored shops and eateries that draw crowds with their small town charm. Upscale shops such as Curio Cabinet, Wren House and Worthington Jewelers line the scenic streets. Restaurants like La Chatelaine French Bakery and Café along with the historic Worthington Inn feature gourmet dining experiences in their award winning restaurants. Several pubs such as the Old Bag of Nails and O’Ryan’s Pub are friendly and offer well known food. Al Fresco dining is available at all Old Worthington restaurants during summer months. House Wine will surprise you with a new wine tasting experience.
Old Worthington is also host to many well-known events throughout the year such as the Worthington Arts Festival – ranked as one of the top 200 art festivals in the country. The Worthington Farmers Market every Saturday is one of the best farmers markets in Central Ohio and the Village Green often hosts concerts during the warm summer months.
The city of Worthington, OH is centrally located within a one hour flight or one day drive of more than half of the U.S. population and fifty percent of Canada’s population. Its prime location north of Ohio’s capital and the Ohio State University boasts a well-educated resident population of which nearly half are in the high-consumption, 25-54 age bracket. Commuting to and from Worthington is easy at the crossroads presence of prime interstate highways and state routes. Local access by walking, bicycling, bus and short drives make Worthington, OH a Green Conscious city.
The cities virtual connections are convenient in an outdoor wireless network which is free and is accessible along High St. in Old Worthington and Worthington Libraries locations.
Education, a founding tenant of the city, is a hallmark of Worthington. The school district serves over 9,000 students and consistently has the highest ratings on the state’s school district report cards. Its educational programs are recognized as some of the best in the state.
Worthington, OH is home to a nationally recognized library system with three branches to serve the community, numerous churches and congregations and safe neighborhoods with tree lined streets.
The Worthington arts community includes theatre, choral and visual arts groups. The Worthington arts council sponsors arts related actives, shows and events throughout the year. The newly opened Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center known as the “MAC” houses the arts council and will be the home to many arts related programs, performances and groups.
Worthington community center is a spectacular state of the art family facility with an aquatic complex and fitness center. There are two pools, a fitness center, two basketball courts, art rooms, activity rooms, and many other amenities. The healthy Worthington coalition, a volunteer organization dedicated to health, conducts a number of programs each year to promote wellness of the people of Worthington.