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So, I'm very strongly considering moving to Columbia, Missouri for a couple of years to get my Master's at MU. However, I've never actually been to that area, let alone that particular city, and I have no idea what the town is like and whether I would actually enjoy living there for a significant chunk of my life.
So, all-knowing H/A board, can anybody describe the town to me? It seems pretty good from what I can gather on wiki/google, but that's not really first-hand information. Basically, what is the town like, what's the general character of the area, what are the people like as a rule (generalizations of course, but you know what I mean)?
For reference, here's a little bit about myself:
- Grew up in a small town, and I enjoy being somewhere where I can get out into the country if I want to. Stuff like parks, forests and lakes that are available to the public. I can enjoy downtown-ish areas but sprawl-type areas kind of weird me out.
- I'm not deeply political, and don't really care what kind of politics other people have either as long as they don't go on and on about them.
- I have fairly simple tastes in entertainment. A decent night out for me would to go with a few of my friends to a bar, listening to a band and getting drunk - in other words, something very laid back and informal. Maybe throw a concert in there every once in a while for variation. I imagine you can do this anywhere but you never know.
- Other miscellaneous stuff - I like old buildings/parts of town, middle eastern food, used bookstores and libraries, and places to go for drives.