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The charming city of Columbia is located in Monroe County, Illinois, less than 15 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri. This suburban community with a population of nearly 10,000 is an excellent choice among those who are looking for a great place to live and raise a family. Because most residents are families with children, parents and their kids are likely to cultivate lasting social ties. This relatively small city has managed to preserve its rich history and maintain its rural appeal. An ideal community, Columbia upholds responsible growth and a strong sense of stability, encouraging community involvement and participation. Columbia provides high-quality educational facilities, just and ensures ample opportunities and areas for children to play. Moreover, the city's overall crime rate is much lower than the national average, which makes it one of the safest places to live in the country. Simply put, Columbia offers a great quality of life.

Along with excellent, top-rated schools and educated population, Columbia's strong public school system provides an ideally conducive environment for academic excellence. Columbia Community Unit School District 4 serves the area with four public schools within the city limit, Eagleview Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Columbia Middle School and Columbia High School. Parents may also opt to send their kids to Immaculate Conception School, a private school that serves kindergarten through 8th grade students. Prominent colleges and universities such as Washington University, Webster University, and Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville are conveniently located within a 15-mile radius of the city center.

Columbia also provides abundant recreational facilities and activities for community residents. There are several accessible parks for families to enjoy. Bolm-Schuhkraft Memorial City Park boasts of four pavilions. Together with Meadow Ridge Park, American Legion Park, Municipal Park, and Turner Park, facilities provided are baseball, softball, football and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and an inline skating rink. The city is home to excellent golf courses like Columbia Golf Course and River Lakes Golf Course. Seven other courses in Southwestern Illinois are within a 20-minute driving distance.

Shopping needs in Columbia are adequately covered with Rouses Highway 3 Disc Store, Elements Off Main, Fashion Attic, Market Place, Dollar General, and Walgreens Pharmacy, to name a few. Dining is pure delight in this city with delectable, diverse dishes served in appealing and family-friendly restaurants by friendly staff. Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, Thai House Restaurant, Dear Diva Desserts, and Reifschneider's Grill & Grape are consistent favorites among residents.

Columbia more than lives up to its motto, "Good for business; good for life." Also called "The Playful City", it has everything a well-rounded community has to offer with its convenient location, services, facilities, and amenities. It's time you consider buying your next home in this idyllic city. New Home Source will make the search simple. Browse through their hottest listings of fabulous new houses in the area and New Home Source will make sure that you find a home that fits all your criteria.




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