Why Choose Columbia?

Discover the many reasons why Columbia, MO is an ideal place to call home:

1. Affordable Cost of Living

Enjoy a cost of living that's 5% lower than the national average. Columbia boasts affordable housing, making it an attractive choice for individuals and families alike.

2. Excellent Educational Opportunities

Home to the University of Missouri, Columbia provides top-notch education for both undergraduate and graduate students. Take advantage of world-class academic programs right in your backyard.

3. Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene

Immerse yourself in a thriving arts and culture scene featuring galleries, theaters, and music venues. Join in on annual festivals like the True/False Film Fest, drawing filmmakers and enthusiasts from around the world.

4. Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Surrounded by stunning outdoor spaces, Columbia offers state parks, conservation areas, and trails, including the iconic 237-mile-long Katy Trail. Explore the natural beauty through activities like hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and more.

5. Friendly Community

Experience the warmth of a friendly and welcoming community with a strong sense of spirit. Columbia supports local businesses, emphasizes sustainability, and encourages environmental stewardship.

Your Dream Home Awaits

Homes in Columbia don't stay on the market for long. Let our dedicated real estate agents at Century 21 Community guide you through the process. Our trained professionals are committed to helping you find the perfect home that suits your needs. Experience the charm, affordability, and opportunities that Columbia, Missouri has to offer.

Employment and Housing Opportunities

1. Thriving Job Market

Columbia boasts a strong job market with opportunities in education, insurance, government, banking, and healthcare. Quick employment awaits within our network of exceptional companies.

2. Affordable Homes for Sale

Invest in real estate with affordable homes that stand out when compared to national averages. Find your dream home in a city that balances quality of life with cost-effective living.

3. Culinary Delights and Shopping

Indulge your taste buds in a thriving restaurant scene and explore diverse shopping options from eclectic boutiques to retail plazas.

4. Outdoor Enthusiast's Paradise

For outdoor enthusiasts, Columbia offers access to state parks such as Rock Bridge and Finger Lakes. Engage in activities like hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, ATV trails, and more.

Columbia By Numbers

  • Metro Population: 214,630
  • Major Industries: Education, Insurance, Government, Banking, Healthcare
  • Median Household Income: $57,463
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
  • Cost of Living: 5% below national average
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