About Columbia TN
The alluring cultural and recreational opportunities available to Columbia residents make this town more than just an exceptional place to visit. Home to approximately 38,000 residents, Columbia is a great place to live, work and play due to its stunning natural beauty, excellent education system, affordable housing and proximity to the city of Nashville, which is about an hour's drive north. Industries that provide employment in Columbia include manufacturing, education, health and social services, and retail trade. The classy downtown district combines old world Southern architecture with modern amenities. Restaurants abound, as do sidewalk cafes, delis, specialty shops, boutiques, antique stores, coffee and candy shops, and a diverse mix of museums, theaters and performing arts centers. Columbia residents enjoy outdoor recreation ranging from water skiing and fishing to golf.
A true sense of community spirit is evident in the city's many special events, including the Mule Day Parade, Jailbreak Triathlon, Meriwether Lewis Crafts Fair, Confederate Christmas Ball, and Columbia Main Street Christmas Parade. Columbia's Recreations Department maintains the city's beautiful parks and provides residents with an active calendar of classes and sporting events. Students in grades K-12 attend schools of the Maury County School District. The local Columbia State Community College and several colleges and universities in proximity provide for those who wish to attain a degree in higher education.
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