Worthington sits less than 15 miles north of downtown Columbus, with direct access provided by Interstate 71. The area encompasses many additional thoroughfares, including Interstate 270, U.S. Route 23, and East Dublin Granville Road, connecting residents and employers to multiple employment nodes and recreational amenities across the metro area.
As the earliest planned community in Ohio, Worthington has a long and rich history. The original public square remains as the town’s Village Green, located at the center of historic Old Worthington. This downtown area is home to many local restaurants and retail shops and hosts many special events, including the weekly Worthington Farmers Market.
Worthington is populated by affluent neighborhoods, occupied by established, highly educated households. Residents are drawn to the area’s wealth of amenities, in the immediate area and within a short drive, including the Sharon Woods and Highbanks Metro Parks, which are located just east and north of Worthington. The Ohio State University is a short 15-minute drive to the south, as is the Short North Arts District. Other cultural amenities include The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a 20-minute drive to the northwest, and the Center of Science and Industry, 20 minutes south. Retail options are plentiful, with Polaris Fashion Place just a few miles north of Worthington and Easton Town Center just 10 miles southeast.
The area’s long list of attributes and easy access to employment and recreation help to attract both office employers and investors. Top employers include several locally based firms, among them Worthington Industries, SEA, Ltd., and DLZ Corp, in addition to the state agency Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and the Ohio divisional headquarters of AAA. National and foreign firms represent about half of all acquisitions over the past five years, and one of Worthington’s top owners is Canadian real estate company Amcor Holdings.