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First Ward is an urban community near the University of Missouri in Columbia. Duplexes, townhouses, and apartments are available to the community of First Ward, and the Columbia bus system serves the neighborhood.
The University of Missouri, Columbia’s largest employer, provides the community with education, entertainment, and beauty. One of its many attractions that draws a crowd from around the state is the Missouri Center for the Arts–The Jesse Auditorium. This facility hosts more that 200 events a year. The events are very diverse. Broadway musicals and European operas and ballets can be seen at the center. Many types of music, such as rock and roll, hip hop, jazz, classical, and the blues, are available at the Jesse Auditorium. Guests also enjoy being entertained by best-selling authors and popular comedians.
Columbia County Club and Peace Park are both located in the area. Peace Park hosts many community events, including Earth Day, festivals, and barbecues.
The University of Missouri health care system is another amenity within the First Ward community. It is a comprehensive health-care network that includes seven hospitals. Among them are a children’s hospital and many clinics. The network provides many health-related services to the First Ward community.
Finger Lakes State Park is an area that was once used for coal strip mining. It is now a recreational area. The seven miles of motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails attract visitors from all over the country. Lake visitors will enjoy canoeing, scuba diving, and fishing. They can also swim at the large sand beach.