"Best and Affordable"
Columbia is an ideal community for retirement. Retirees are especially attracted to the youthful spirit of the community, the clean environment, availability of healthcare, and the educational and recreational opportunities. Seventeen percent of Columbia's population is composed of individuals over 50 years of age. Consumer's Digest Magazine has listed Columbia as one of the "best and most affordable retirement sites in the country." Our community made the list of 25 U.S. cities offering "lifestyle alternatives and special amenities for individual retirement choices." And with good reason - Columbia offers all the benefits of a metropolitan area without all the hassles.