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Columbia, MO

Columbia, MO

Ready to move to Columbia, MO?

Located smack dab in the center of the state, you’ll soon be moving to Missouri’s 5th largest city with roughly 113,225 residents. Are you ready? This college town houses three major colleges/universities: the University of Missouri, Columbia College, and Stephens College. The city is also two hours away from Kansas City and St. Louis respectively. What else is there to know about Columbia? Keep reading to learn more, including how to find an affordable Columbia moving company.

You’ll have plenty to do after moving to Columbia, MO.

Moving to Columbia – Discovering the area

After you move to Columbia, you’ll notice that it’s divided into several main areas. The District is the epicenter of culture, shopping, and fun for the entire city. It’s here where you’ll find art venues like the Blue Note for live music, Alleyway Arts and ARTlandish Gallery for art exhibits, Déjà vu Comedy Club for a night of laughs, Macklanburg Playhouse for great performances, along with so many other exciting and unique venues. You’ll also find shopping for apparel and accessories as well as specialty stores filled with one-of-a-kind gifts. To satisfy those hunger pains, try dining at one of the city’s eateries like Addison’s American Grill or The Blue Fungue.

Other areas worth checking out include Tri-Campus, Savvy South (where old and new money collide), West Side (loaded with shopping, dining, and residential areas), East Side, and North (packed full of parks, forests, and lakes).

Fun fact: Columbia is often called the “Athens of Missouri” or “Athens of the West,” referencing the politically liberal students that make up the majority of population. Columbia is also nicknamed “Como” and “College Town USA.”

More about moving to Columbia

What the city’s known for. Columbia is known for its education, healthcare, and insurance industries. In fact, two major insurance companies call the city home – Shelter Insurance and Columbia Insurance Group. The city also has a flourishing music and theater scene due largely in part to acts coming from the university. The largest and finest venues for theater include the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts and Jesse Auditorium.

A thriving economy. The universities and colleges in the area are Columbia’s top employers. There’s also a strong business, manufacturing, and technology industry in the city. You shouldn’t have a hard time finding a job in Columbia with so many different areas of work to choose from.

Education is everything. It might seem like college students run the town since the majority of the population are students. In fact, more than half of Columbians (what Columbia residents are called) have a bachelor’s degree and a quarter of Columbians hold graduate degrees. This makes the city the 13th most highly educated municipality in the U.S.

For school-aged children, the education driven culture is just as strong. The Columbia Public School District enrolled 17,905 during the 2013-2014 school year, and is comprised of 19 elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools. The average teacher within the school district holds a Master’s degree and has 12 years of professional experience. Also, the district has an 85% graduation rate, which continues to improve year over year.

There’s plenty to do. When you’re moving to Columbia, you won’t ever be bored! There are so many fun things to do in the area. There are several museums and exhibits for learning. To enjoy some outdoor fun, you can check out Battle Creek Paintball, Finger Lakes Motocross, or Bear Creek Trail. Also, don’t miss the local farmer’s market. If you’re a sports fan, there are plenty of games to watch between all the different colleges in the area.

Great weather. You’ll experience all four seasons in Columbia, which is envied by people in year-round warm places like San Diego and Orlando. Summer can get hot and into the 90s, while winter temps average in the 30s. Severe weather is common and you’ll get a lot of rain during Spring and into Summer. As for snow, you’ll get quite a bit – about 18 inches per year, mostly from December to March.

How to move to Columbia on the cheap

If you’re looking for moving companies in Columbia that can get you there affordably, look no further than U-Pack®. Compared to moving truck rental, U-Pack prices are often similar, except you don’t have to drive a rental truck – U-Pack does that for you instead.

U-Pack is the better option because you can move to Columbia however you want without breaking the bank. Here’s how it works:

We bring you a moving trailer or moving container, you pack it full of your things, and then we drive it right to your door in Columbia. Door-to-door moving at its best! U-Pack is able to do smaller student moves as well as bigger moves. Our ReloCube® moving containers are perfect for moving into a college dorm or an apartment. No matter how much you have to move or where you’re moving from, U-Pack can help!

U-Pack is a great moving option where affordability and ease meet to deliver the ideal move to Columbia.

Get a free moving quote and see how you can get moving to Columbia the easy way – the U-Pack way!

Columbia, MO Moving Resources

City Website

Visitor Website – request a visitor guide here!

Chamber of Commerce

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Station Address:
Address: 4640 N. Interstate Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
United States
Mailing Address: 4640 N. Interstate Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (573) 875-2237
Fax: (573) 442-2241

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Columbia, MO, you can save money by loading or unloading at the ABF service center conveniently located in Columbia, MO. If you do not see the city you are moving to or from on the list below, call 800-240-7422 and a friendly, knowledgeable ABF U-Pack Moving Coordinator will gladly help.

Cities Served:
APACHE FLATS, MOARMSTRONG, MOASHLAND, MO
AUXVASSE, MOBENTON CITY, MOBONNOTS MILL, MO
BOONVILLE, MOBOYDSVILLE, MOBRAZITO, MO
BROWNS, MOBUNKER HILL, MOBURTON, MO
CAIRO, MOCALIFORNIA, MOCALWOOD, MO
CAMBRIDGE, MOCARRINGTON, MOCEDAR CITY, MO
CENTERTOWN, MOCENTRALIA, MOCLARK, MO
CLARKSBURG, MOCOLUMBIA, MOCONCORD, MO
DARKSVILLE, MODEER PARK, MODRIPPING SPRING, MO
EASLEY, MOELKHURST, MOELSTON, MO
ENGLEWOOD, MOESTILL, MOEXCELLO, MO
FARBER, MOFAYETTE, MOFORT HENRY, MO
FRANKLIN, MOFULTON, MOGLASGOW, MO
HALLSVILLE, MOHAMS PRAIRIE, MOHARG, MO
HARRISBURG, MOHARTSBURG, MOHATTON, MO
HIGBEE, MOHIGH POINT, MOHINTON, MO
HOLTS SUMMIT, MOHONEY CREEK, MOHUNTSDALE, MO
HUNTSVILLE, MOJACKSONVILLE, MOJAMESTOWN, MO
JEFFERSON CITY, MOKINGDOM CITY, MOKOELTZTOWN, MO
LADDONIA, MOLAMINE, MOLICK, MO
LINDBERGH, MOLINN, MOLOHMAN, MO
LOOSE CREEK, MOLUPUS, MOMCBAINE, MO
MACON, MOMADISON, MOMETA, MO
MEXICO, MOMIDWAY, MOMILLERSBURG, MO
MILTON, MOMOBERLY, MOMOLINO, MO
MOUNT AIRY, MONEW BLOOMFIELD, MONEW FRANKLIN, MO
OLEAN, MOOSAGE, MOOSAGE BEND, MO
OSAGE BLUFF, MOOVERTON, MOPARIS, MO
PERRY, MOPRAIRIE HOME, MOPRATHERSVILLE, MO
RENICK, MORIGGS, MOROANOKE, MO
ROCHEPORT, MOROWENA, MORUCKER, MO
RUSSELLVILLE, MOST MARTINS, MOST THOMAS, MO
SALISBURY, MOSANTA FE, MOSAPP, MO
SCHUBERT, MOSHAMROCK, MOSHAW, MO
SPEED, MOSTEPHENS, MOSTRINGTOWN, MO
STURGEON, MOTAOS, MOTEBBETTS, MO
THOMAS HILL, MOTHOMPSON, MOVANDALIA, MO
VANDIVER, MOWAINWRIGHT, MOWARDSVILLE, MO
WESTPHALIA, MOWILTON, MOWOODLANDVILLE, MO
WOOLDRIDGE, MO
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Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.