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-College-town amenities
-Educational attainment
-Cost of living


-Hot, humid summers
-Summer doldrums

What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is home to the University of Missouri and two smaller colleges. The area has a distinct college-town feel and most of the amenities that you would expect in a college town. Columbia also has an economic base in the insurance and medical technology industries. The downtown is clean and lively, the population is friendly and progressive; some say it is the Midwest with just a slight hint of the South. For a town with this profile, Columbia features a low cost of living and promising future job growth projections. There are plenty of recreational opportunities on and off campus, including a large state-of-the-art water park, but some complain things get pretty slow (and hot and sticky) in summers when the students leave town.


College town - North-central Missouri midway between St. Louis and Kansas City See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Missouri
County: Boone County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Centralia
Zip Codes: 65240
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 887 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Centralia

    The unemployment rate in Centralia is 3.90 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Centralia jobs have Increased by 3.30 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Centralia's cost of living is 13.50% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Centralia's Cost of Living
    Centralia's population is 4,194 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 22.85 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Centralia is $115,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.45%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Centralia public schools spend $8,656 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Centralia. Learn more...

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It's not a good time to buy in Centralia. Home Appreciation is down -1.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Centralia Real Estate.
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For most of my life I have lived in Large cities (NYC, Phoenix, etc,) so living in a small town is different. It's a quiet town and the people are friendly although... (Read More)



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