Community

Forum Development Group’s properties are in prime locations in Columbia, Mo., an active, growing city of more than 120,000 residents. Columbia is centrally located just 125 miles from both St. Louis and Kansas City.

Money magazine often ranks Columbia among the top cities in its “Best Places to Live” survey, based on the highly educated work force, strong economy, low cost of living, award-winning schools and unique opportunities for recreation, dining and shopping.

Health care is an important industry in Columbia, with one in six employed residents working in a health-related profession. Columbia is home to six hospitals. Higher education and the insurance industry also are major employers.

Approximately 170,000 people live and work in the rolling and wooded hills of Boone County; more than 34,000 of the residents are students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Stephens College and Columbia College.

More information on Columbia can be found at our Resources page.