"Best Place to Live in the Nation"
Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Columbia is a great place to live due to its excellent school system, healthcare facilities, entertainment opportunities, low cost of living, clean environment and much more. If you want to raise a family, go to school, retire, or start a new business, Columbia is the place to be!
Columbia consistently ranks in the top "Best Places to Live in the Nation" by Money Magazine in its annual survey of the 300 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Columbia's growing economy is based on the education, health and insurance fields and is often known as a recession-resistant community.
One of Columbia's greatest assets is its location - we're on the way to everywhere! Conveniently located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is situated in the center of Missouri and the nation. Locals and visitors alike enjoy our gently rolling terrain nestled in the scenic Missouri River Valley. Plenty of trees, fresh air, a clean environment and four distinct seasons make Columbia a special place. Our centralized location dictates a continental climate with moderately cold winters and warm summers. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns including the Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City, and we are only 90 minutes from the famous Lake of the Ozarks.
Columbia's real estate market offers a wide range of prices for places you can be proud to call home. Everything including majestic estates, farmland, apartments, condos on the 18th hole, and traditional family neighborhoods are available to fit your lifestyle and pocketbook. Constant growth, due to a diversified economy, makes residential property a sound and economical investment in Columbia.