Welcome to Columbia

Welcome to Columbia where you will find yourself both in the middle of Missouri and the country. Columbia is the county seat of Boone County and was incorporated in 1826. Columbia is home to the University of Missouri, the first public university west of the Mississippi.

Though the city was founded on education, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center and has received numerous national awards and recognitions.

More Info about Columbia, MO

  • Education

    Columbia is referred to as "College Town U.S.A." as it is the home to the state university and two private colleges.

  • Relocation

    Columbia is a great place to live for many reasons. We have an excellent school system, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, entertainment opportunities galore, low cost of living, a clean environment and much, much more.

  • Contact Us

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