Founded in 1803, Worthington offers all of the attractions and conveniences of a big city combined with the charm of small-town living. Worthington was one of the Midwest’s first planned communities, blending commerce, residential life, education and faith. Worthington reflects its dignified New England heritage with authentic brick sidewalks leading to the central village green, where many of the City’s original commercial buildings and churches still stand proudly. Today, as in ages past, people come to meet and greet on the village green and stroll the streets of downtown Worthington.
Today, Worthington’s strong community spirit and excellent quality of life serve as the solid foundation for people of all ages, businesses, their employees and families. Education, a founding tenet of the city, remains a hallmark of Worthington. Its school district serves more than 9,000 students and consistently earns the highest ratings on the state’s school district report cards. Its student-focused educational programs are continuously recognized as some of the best in the state.
Worthington is also home to a nationally recognized library system, safe neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, and a strong commitment to environmental issues and sustainability.