Columbus Ohio real estate

MLS: "Worthington Schools - Columbus Taxes" What Does That Mean?

Columbus Corporation LimitThe MLS* remarks say the home is in "Worthington Schools - Columbus taxes"

or an ad on a Central Ohio home online or in print says the home is in "Worthington Schools - Columbus taxes"  ...What does that mean?

Worthington schools

What does that mean?  "Worthington Schools - Columbus Taxes" ...that means the home is in the City of Columbus (Columbus Corporation Limit)  and the Worthington City School District.  The Ohio school districts were set  long before much of Central Ohio was developed.  The school district boundaries existed and the area was largely rural.  Later Columbus annexed land in the Worthington school district.  The land remained in the Worthington school district although it was annexed into the City of Columbus. 

Columbus annexed land.  Worthington, Westerville etc.  did not annex land.  Or not as aggressively as the city of Columbus, or not in that direction.   The land in the suburban school districts was in the suburban (other than the Columbus school district) district when it was rural, undeveloped.  The land was annexed into the City of Columbus, lots of it.

Search for Columbus Ohio homes by school district

Dublin schools, etc.

There are areas in Dublin schools, Hilliard schools, Westerville schools,  the South Western City School District and other districts where the houses and neighborhoods are in the City of Columbus but a suburban school district.

Columbus Corporation Limit

The idea is that Columbus property  taxes are more affordable.  Residents of the areas that are described as "Worthington Schools - Columbus taxes, the portion of the millage that is for schools is the rate for the Worthington City School District.

"Worthington Schools Columbus taxes"

The Worthington school district made an agreement in 1968 with The City of Columbus / the Columbus City Worthington Schools Liberty Elementary  School District.   Worthington Schools are Not Included

There was a change in boundaries later...  when the brewery was built just inside 270 or so I've heard.  It affected neighborhoods on the south end the Worthington school district as well as land near the brewery on Schrock Road.  There was a land swap?

Win - Win Agreement - 1986

The City of Columbus / the Columbus City School District made an agreement in 1986 with a larger number of Central Ohio school districts including Dublin, Hilliard, Westerville.  It is a huge area.  A huge number of homes in the City of Columbus are in school districts other than the Columbus City School District.  The Win - Win Agreement an article in the Columbus Dispatch in 2010.

Central Ohio Schools  - Columbus and suburban school districts

New Albany Area New Columbus School? Northeast Columbus

Indian Springs Elementary School Earns Excellent with Distinction The Clintonville / Sharon Heights area

Worthington Schools - History

Comparing Central Ohio Schools

*The MLS is the multiple listing service, in this case, the Columbus Board of REALTORS® multiple listing service.

The Search Columbus homes by school district link above will take you to the Real Living HER home search on my website.  You can search homes in Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Westerville, Worthington as well as the Central Ohio school districts that do not have homes in the Columbus Corporation limit.  You can also search homes in the other Central Ohio corporations, Worthington, Dublin, etc. You will be offered the opportunity to receive listings directly from the Columbus Board of REALTORS MLS.

Yes occasionally you see someone say "__________ Schools - Columbus Taxes" and the house is in a township (unincorporated area but has a Columbus mailing address...) it's bizarre when the township has higher taxes than_____ .  It's the thought that counts right?


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Comment balloon 1 commentMaureen McCabe • January 07 2011 05:35AM


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