Columbia, the Boone County seat, has consistently been ranked by Money magazine as one of the nation's top places to live because of its excellent quality of life. It is served by US Highway 63 and I-70.
Boone County, organized on November 16, 1820, as a territorial county emerging from the larger territorial county of Howard, was, for a time, known as part of "Boone's Lick Country." It was named in honor of the famous Kentucky explorer, Daniel Boone, who spent his latter years in eastern Missouri. An act of the General Assembly, approved January 13, 1816, organized Howard County out of the territories of St. Louis and St. Charles, and fixed its boundaries.
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The Columbia area has a continental climate with 4 seasons. Annual rainfall is 38.3 inches per year. The annual snowfall is about 22.8 inches a year. The average number of sunny days is roughly 105 with the number of cloudy days approximately 169.
Columbia's sizable medical network provides mid-Missouri and the entire state with the highest quality health care. The city's medical population brings positive economic influence, attracts medically related industries and provides residents with progressive medical services comparable to those offered in cities many times its size. Some of the specialized services include a children's hospital, a residential school for the mentally handicapped, comprehensive care nursing homes, fully accredited rehabilitation services, a Ronald McDonald House and the services of visiting nurses.
In 1996, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine listed Columbia as the fourth "Healthiest Place to Live" in the nation. The ranking compares the health care industry and the outdoor recreation available in each community. Kiplinger's also included us in their "Great Places to Retire" issue. We've also been named "tops for health care" because of our 9 major hospitals and 700+ physicians.
Columbia enjoys big-city entertainment and has a great appreciation for all the arts ranging from international opera and ballet companies to modern music superstars. There's always an opportunity to have fun in Columbia!
For the sports-minded, Columbia offers many fun activities and ways to keep in shape no matter what your age. Recreational opportunities are available at over 40 area parks on more than 1,750 acres. Columbia is also home to the largest state game competition in the nation. The Show-Me State Games is an annual, statewide, amateur, Olympic-style sporting event for the whole family. Joggers, walkers and bikers enjoy the many hiking trails in Columbia such as the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, a 4.7-mile urban walkway through Columbia's beautiful greenbelt. The trail also connects with the Katy Trail State Park, the largest rails-to-trails conversion in the nation, stretching 185 miles across Missouri.
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