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Old 02-24-2015, 03:24 PM
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My husband and I are relocating to the Columbus area this year, and we're trying to decide if we should move to Worthington or Powell. We plan on purchasing a home and staying there for 10+ years with our newborn. We really like Worthington Hills, but also like some of the communities close to downtown Powell. Any recommendations for which area has the best potential for long term (10-20 yr.) growth?
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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There's a downtown in Powell? J/K!

Worthington has great schools, is safe and is closer to more amenities of the city. Both places have decent growth prospects, but in varying ways. Worthington is an older, more established suburb, so its growth will be slower and more maintained. Powell's will be more rapid, but with more sprawl. Traffic will be worse in Powell over the long run just because the infrastructure can't handle that growth.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:58 AM
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We relocated to Worthington this past summer (3 kids, 4 months to 11 yo). Both are good areas, but there are differences, mainly to do with the age of the communities. As mentioned, Worthington is older and established. How this has played out for us is there seems to be fewer people who move in and out of the area. We have met a surprising number of adults our age who themselves grew up and went to Worthington schools. The elementary schools are small (about 2-3 classes per grade) and it seems that kids and parents know each other fairly well. Many of the houses that come on the market are snapped up by people who already live in Worthington, who are looking to upgrade.

As I understand, Worthington will not really grow because it is land locked. It should continue to thrive as it is well established, had very good schools, and is centrally located (especially compared to outer belt areas).

I cannot really speak to Powell specifically. Everything there is newer and schools are rated very high. I would guess it would be more transient in nature (a number of people who have relocated with my company end up in that area) which could make it easier to settle in. It did for us in a previous move.

Good luck.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:01 PM
Location: Dublin, OH
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Worthington would be better if you want a true community feel.

Powell would be better if you want to driver absolutely everywhere, and get stuck traffic each time you leave.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:52 PM
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I advise Powell for great school districts,raising family and calm living
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:48 PM
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I don't get Worthington at all. The town square is nice, but most of the subdivisions look like leftovers from the 1960's and 1970's to me. Doesn't do anything for me. Powell is just plain tacky. They really should reconsider their fetish on large lots over there. It is not very attractive. If I am looking for comparable communities, I would pick Dublin, Upper Arlington, Bexley and New Albany over Worthington and Powell.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Location: San Diego CA
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OK. Just for the record I lived in Columbus for years but now live out of state. Worthington and Powell are both safe upper middle class areas with good schools. Home prices are amongst the highest in the greater Columbus area. Generally if you're looking for a residence on a tight budget you won't find it here.

Worthington is old school, conservative and mostly white with a somewhat older population demographic.
Powell is newer. Bigger houses some with very large lots. Younger professionals with quite a significant number of Asians and Indians. Good luck.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:41 PM
Location: Lebanon, OH
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For record I was raised in/near Columbus, moved out of states (for work) moved back (for work) and now live out of state (agin for work). I last lived in central Ohio 5 years ago; however, all of my family lives there and we visit at least two times a year.

I agree that Worthington and Powell are both safe upper middle class areas. Both of these suburbs have great schools.

Where will you or your spouse be commuting to/from for work. The real question is what kind of lifestyle do you have/want. I ask because there are other areas of the city that may be better for you or fit your lifestyle better or one of these two particular suburbs my fit your lifestyle or the lifestyle you want.
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