"We moved away after college, but came back because we loved it so much."Starla & Pat Ivey and family
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, Columbians and visitors alike enjoy our gently rolling terrain nestled in the scenic Missouri River Valley. Our central location dictates a continental climate with moderately cold winters and warm summers. With its close proximity to the Interstate and U.S. Highways, it is a quick trip to travel to the state capitol in Jefferson City, or historic towns such as Arrow Rock, Centralia and Hermann. Columbia is also 90 minutes away from the famous Lake of the Ozarks.