COMO Rocks

Columbia is consistently rated among the top cities in the nation by national magazines and organizations:


Featured Destinationopens in a new window from DatingAdvice.com: Columbia’s Urban & Rural Attractions Engage Couples on a Date | March 2018

20 Must-see Literary Destinations Around the Worldopens in a new window from Expedia Viewfinder | March 2018

Missouri’s Best Place To Live in Every Stateopens in a new window from MSN.com | January 2018

2018 Top 100 Best Places to Liveopens in a new window from Livability.com | January 2018

Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Indexopens in a new window gave Columbia a perfect score of 100opens in a new window | October 2017

26 Most Stylish Cities in the US Right Now, rankedopens in a new window from Expedia Viewfinder | August 2017

The 20 Best College Towns in Americaopens in a new window from Business Insider | July 2017

The 50 Best Smaller College Towns with the Best Music Scenesopens in a new window from Good Deed Seats | May 2017

Citizen Jane Film Festival makes MovieMaker.com’s list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017opens in a new window

Columbia #9 on Profascinate’s list of Top 10 Best College Towns in Americaopens in a new window | March 2017

America’s Most Artistic Townsopens in a new window from Expedia Viewfinder | February 2017

The best cities to start a business in 2017opens in a new window – #5 Columbia | February 2017

Redbox identifies America’s most romantic citiesopens in a new window – #6 Columbia | February 2017

Second best place for working womenopens in a new window from CNBC and SmartAsset | November 2016

Columbia made FlipKey’s list of 6 amazing small cities for a family vacationopens in a new window | November 2016

CBS News listed Columbia among the 25 best cities to live inopens in a new window | 2016

Columbia is #42 on the 50 Best Bike Cities of 2016opens in a new window | September 2016

PureWow’s The 19 Best College Towns in America | August 2016

Business Insider’s The 30 Best College Towns in America – #15 Columbia | July 2016

Columbia makes SmartAssets.com’s list of Least Stressed Cities in Americaopens in a new window again | June 2016

Columbia is #6 on SmartAsset.com’s Top 10 Cities for Working Parentsopens in a new window

The 25 best small college townsopens in a new window from USAToday | Columbia, MO makes #11

The 10 Best Film Festivals You’ve Never Heard Ofopens in a new window from Huffington Post | Citizen Jane Film Festival and True/False Film Fest

2015’s Best & Worst College Cities & Towns in Americaopens in a new window from WalletHub.com | #10 Columbia MO

True/False Film Fest – 20 Best Under-the-Radar Film Festivals in 2016opens in a new window from VacationIdea.com

The Top 10 Colleges for Dog Loversopens in a new window – #1 Stephens College | CollegeMagazine.com

#1 place in the nation to survive the zombie apocalypseopens in a new window from FindTheHome.com

#3 on TheStreet.com’s ‘10 Best College Towns to Live in, Even If You’re Not a Studentopens in a new window

#46 Columbia, MO in Livability.com’s Top 100 Best Places to Liveopens in a new window in the US 2016

25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2015opens in a new window: both Citizen Jane Film Festival and True/False Film Fest made the list (moviemaker.com)

The Least Stressed Cities in Americaopens in a new window: #5 Columbia, MO (SmartAsset.com)

Best Winemakeropens in a new window in Kansas City and Mid-Missouri and Best Destination Winery in Mid-MO: Les Bourgeois, Rocheport (Feast Magazine)

Best Burger in Mid-Missouriopens in a new window: Booches (Feast Magazine)

Columbia, MO is the #3 Best College Townopens in a new window in the nation, Summer 2015 (Livability.com)

MKT Trail #2 Best Urban Trailopens in a new window in the nation, Summer 2015 (USAToday)

Columbia Farmers Market was named one of America’s 50 Best Farmers Markets by Clean Eating Magazineopens in a new window, Summer 2015

Stephens College ranked among the 25 Great Small Colleges for Animal Loversopens in a new window from GreatValueColleges.net, Summer 2015

USA Swimmingopens in a new window named Columbia the #1 Top Swim City in the smaller population category, Summer 2015

Columbia’s Sub Shop made the list of 10 places in Missouriopens in a new window that make the best sandwiches ever, Summer 2015 (Onlyinyourstate.com)

Twin Lakes Recreation Area’s Dog Park is #7 – “Here are the absolute ultimate 16 dog parksopens in a new window in the US” by BarkPost.com, Summer 2015

10 Best Craft Breweries in Missouriopens in a new window – Logboat Brewery, Summer 2015 (TheCultureTrip.com)

25 Best Commuter Cities in Missouriopens in a new window – #16 Columbia, May 2015 (Obrella.com)

10 Best Small Cities for Educated Millennials – #6 Columbia, May 2015 (Business Insider)

Best midsize cities for women in the workforceopens in a new window – #5 Columbia, Spring 2015 (NerdWallet.com)

Ranking the SEC College Townsopens in a new window, #8 Columbia, April 2015 (AthlonSports.com)

True/False Film Fest #6 on USAToday’s list of 10 Best Film Festivalsopens in a new window, Spring 2015

Columbia is one of Forbes’ 25 Best Places to Retireopens in a new window in 2015

10 Best Dynamite Day Tripsopens in a new window – #2 Columbia, January 2015 (USAToday)

25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2014opens in a new window – True/False Film Fest (MovieMaker.com)

31 Best College Bars in the USopens in a new window – Harpo’s (Business Insider) 2014

Top 13 Small Cities in Missouriopens in a new window – #1 Columbia 2014 (CitiesJournal)

25 Healthiest Colleges in the USopens in a new window – #6 University of Missouri Columbia (Greatist.com) 2014

The Best Small Cities for Jobs in 2014opens in a new window – #3 Columbia (Forbes)

29 Amazing Places You Have to see in the Fallopens in a new window – Columbia (Dose.com)

10 Veteran-Friendly Schools to Consider in 2014opens in a new window – University of Missouri (Task & Purpose)

The Best Journalism Schools in the Countryopens in a new window – #1 University of Missouri Columbia (NewsPro Magazine) 2013

America’s Hardest Working Townsopens in a new window 2012 – #1 Columbia (Forbes)