Location, Location, Location
Located just 12 miles southeast of downtown St. Louis, residents of Columbia enjoy the low cost of small town living and the shopping, recreation, culture and job opportunities offered by larger cities.
Growth in single-family building, primarily in upscale subdivisions, has skyrocketed. This growth shows no signs of slowing as new subdivisions are being planned.
New home construction is just part of the picture in Columbia. Prospective residents can choose older homes, many of which are historic landmarks preserved through efforts of the city preservation commission. Many of these homes in the center of the city exceed $150,000 in value.
Day or night, people of all ages enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk along Main Street and, though located close to a major urban center, Columbia maintains its traditional Midwest charm and values.