East Walnut Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
East Walnut is simple and unpretentious, consisting of straightforward apartment buildings and small family homes. However, its location is both pleasant and convenient, across from huge Lake Stephens Park and just east of downtown Columbia. East Walnut is within easy walking distance of all of the local colleges as well as the excitement of downtown.
With Stephens Lake Park on its south side, East Walnut consists of one main street and the short streets and courts that lead off from it to the north. This segment of East Walnut Street begins at the corner of Old Highway 63 North, and ends at the northeastern corner of the park. The ZIP code for East Walnut is 65201.
The streets and lanes on the western end of this part of East Walnut Street are lined with apartment buildings almost exclusively, while the streets farther east, beginning with Brenda Lane, hold single-family homes and a few duplexes. Many of the homes and apartments in East Walnut have at least partial park views, because of the way some of the residential streets slope up from East Walnut Street.
The neighborhood has easy access to the public park, of course, where residents can enjoy boating or swimming in summer and ice-skating or sledding in winter. In addition, pretty Walnut Creek flows through the east end of the neighborhood, crossed by the road and a quaint pedestrian bridge.
Southeast of East Walnut, beyond the east side of the park, is a handy shopping mall. The private Columbia Country Club is located just to the north of the streets of East Walnut, providing additional insulation from city traffic and noise.