Haystack Acres Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Columbia, Missouri, is the fifth largest city in the state and the host of the prominent University of Missouri campus. Among the neighborhoods on the city’s north side is Haystack Areas. This community is situated in the 65202 zip code area, within Boone County.
With the exception of the downtown area, much of the city of Columbia and surrounding area is undeveloped natural land and conservation areas. Outdoor attractions near the Haystack Areas community include Bo Co Mo Lake, Lake Caroline, Rocky Forks Lakes Conservation Area, and Finger Lakes State Park. The latter is popular for camping and picnicking, spans more than 1,125 acres, and offers 70 miles of off-road trails on rugged terrain. It attracts mountain biking, motocross, and ATV enthusiasts from across the nation. This state park also offers a water corridor and beach that is used for fishing, canoeing, scuba diving, and swimming.
Another opportunity for recreation near Haystack Acres is Cosmo Park, situated on the Business Loop 70 West, closer to the downtown area. Also known as the Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (CCRA), this park offers a variety of athletic facilities, picnic shelters, a skate park, 18-hole golf course, playground, roller hockey rink, and trailhead access, among other amenities. Dogs are welcome here in the off-leash park.
Additional attractions near downtown Columbia, not far from Haystack Acres, include the Columbia Mall, Columbia Country Club, Forum Shopping Center, and Kiwanis Park. In addition to the University of Missouri campus, the downtown area also hosts Columbia College, Stephens College, and several medical centers.