University of Missouri in Columbia, MO
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 57
Demographics 46
Economy 61
Education 60
Health 77
Housing 56
Infrastructure 42

#33. Columbia, MO

On the Best Places to Live list for four consecutive years is Columbia, home to the University of Missouri. Known as “CoMo” to locals, the city has many hospitals, well-maintained parks, popular nightspots and good restaurant and shopping choices. The economy in Columbia features strong sectors in healthcare, insurance and technology, and a dynamic downtown and many hiking and biking trails add to the city’s overall livability.

Here are more reasons that make Columbia a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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