‘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, MSN.com 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.