Worthington makes list of America’s hottest zip codes

    WORTHINGTON – Recently, Realtor.com released its top 10 rankings for “America’s Hottest Zip Codes.” Worthington ranked 7th on that list.

    Worthington resident Matthew Long has lived in the community for years. He recently sold his home to buy another just a few blocks away. He said the lure of this community goes beyond the houses themselves.

    “The shops, the restaurants, the community feel and great school system is what people want,” said Long.

    Worthington has extremely high homeownership rates so home ownership is very popular and its achievable in that area. 72% of all those their own their homes,” said Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “52% of millennials living in Worthington own their own homes.”

    This is the fourth-annual ranking across the nation. To identify which areas would make the list, the Realtor.com representatives said they looked at some of the following key points:

    • Shorter than average time homes sat on the market before selling
    • Homes of relative affordability
    • Residents employed at higher rates, tending to earn more
    • Millennials -specifically- ownership and purchases

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