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Columbia, Missouri

  • Columbia has been called the quintessential college town by U.S. News and World Report, and Money magazine, Men's Journal and have all called it one of America's best places to live.
  • Columbia's cost of living consistently rates as more affordable than the national average.
  • Columbia, MO is a town of just over 100,000
  • The city's two largest sectors are education and health care.
  • 51.6% of population has a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Nationally ranked public school system
  • University Hospital and MOI are located on the same grounds as the undergraduate campus and just across the street from the athletic complexes of the University of Missouri Tigers.
The District
Home to diverse restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries, downtown Columbia -- known as The District -- truly has something for everyone
Recreation in the City
Columbians can walk, play, or picnic in any of the 2,800 acres of park land and 72 parks maintained by the city. Joggers, walkers, and bikers can enjoy many trails in town, including the MKT Trail, a 4.7 mile walkway through Columbia’s greenbelt.
Recreation Across the State
With its urban centers, beautiful lakes, towering bluffs, rolling hills, and abundant wildlife, Missouri offers a variety of stimulating experiences.
Campus Recreation
The University of Missouri Student Recreation Complex was voted the top recreation center in the country by Sports Illustrated on Campus.
Football, baseball, basketball, soccer and softball ... there’s always an opportunity to cheer the MU Tigers on to victory.


City of Columbia
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
The District: Columbia's downtown community
Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Relocation resources
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Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Daily Tribune
Columbia Missourian
KMIZ - local ABC affiliate
KOMU - local NBC affiliate
KRCG - local CBS affiliate
The Weather Channel
NEWSY - Multi Source Video News Analysis out of Columbia

Columbia Parks and Recreation
Rock Bridge State Park  
Mid-Missouri Parks and Trails
Katy Trail State Park
MKT Trail
Columbia Farmers Market
Boone County Farmer's Market
Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center
MU Student Rec Center

The Blue Note
University Concert Series
Ragtag Cinemacafe
Daniel Boone Regional Library
Artrageous Fridays
Columbia Art League
Art Galleries
Art in the Park
True/False Film Festival
Roots, Blues and BBQ Festival
Citizen Jane Film Festival

University of Missouri Athletics
Big 12 Sports
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Chiefs
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Rams


Mizzou Tigers
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