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‘The quintessential college town’

That’s how U.S. News & World Report has described Columbia, Mo.

It's true. Columbia offers the best of all worlds. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City (about a two-hour drive from each metropolis), Columbia is a fun-filled oasis in the heart of the Show-Me State. Our beloved city of 100,000 people combines small-town comforts, community sprit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.

Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men's Journal, and other news entities have named Columbia, Mo., one of the best places in the United States to live because of  its high quality of life.