Columbia Real Estate

Columbia, Missouri

Learn About This Great City
Columbia, MO continues to garner national publicity due to the city's college attainment being at almost 50%, while boasting such achievements as Forbes #6 best small places for business and careers, #32 in cost of doing business, #9 in job growth and #5 in education. Constant growth, due to a diversified economy, makes residential property a sound investment.

Columbia, Missouri Information

Columbia, MO is an incredible place to live and raise a family. Our community is rich with a diverse population who love our midwestern city. Columbia attracts new families each and every year. They move to our city because of the overall quality of life. Many find quick employment from our strong list of incredible companies and employers. Below is a list of some of Columbia's finest companies you could work for.
  • University of Missouri
  • University Hospital and Clinics
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Boone Hospital Center
  • Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital
  • City of Columbia
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Shelter Insurance Companies
  • MBS Textbook Exchange
  • Hubbell Power Systems, Inc.
  • Columbia College
  • Joe Machen's Dealerships
  • State of Missouri
  • Kraft Foods Columbia
  • ABC Laboratories, Inc.
  • Boone County Government
  • Midway USA
  • Boyce and Bynum Pathology Laboratories
  • US Postal Service
  • Schneider Electric: Square D
  • Boone County National Bank
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • 3M
  • CenturyLink
  • Pepsico
  • Woodhaven
  • Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance
  • MFA, Inc.
The metro population of Columbia is 180,900. Columbia and Central Missouri's major industries include: education, insurance, government, banking and healthcare. The median household income is $47,414, while the median home price is $154,500. Unemployment in Columbia is at 4.5% and its 2013 job growth was at 2.5%. Columbia's cost of living is also below the national average at 6%.

We are home to the main campus of the University of Missouri, which has helped earn the college town the nickname the "Athens of Missouri" in reference to the politically liberal leaning students who make up a majority of the population and have significant influence over this wonderful city. The economy has historically remained incredibly insulated due to the strength of education, health care and the insurance industry. The University remains the single largest employer.

Columbia has several leading favorites. Arts remain a city strength with venues including the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, Jesse Auditorium, the University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archeology, "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival and the Ragtag Cinema's popular True/False Film Festival.

There's always an event on the horizon here in Columbia. Popular festivals include the annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show for old time exhibits and education along with crafting vendors, the monthly Family Fun Fest, the Columbia Food and Wine Festival to stuff your face through the city's best, and everyone's favorite mellow Hot Summer Nights Festival, just to name a few.

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Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-777-7653

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