Highlands Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Landscaped, well-maintained properties and sidewalks line the streets of the quiet residential neighborhood of Highlands, located in Boone County, Columbia, Missouri, in zip code 65203. Just 14 minutes from downtown Columbia, the Highlands neighborhood is centrally located close to popular nightlife venues, restaurants, shopping, and attractions.
The Mizzou Tigers are the favorite local basketball team. Fans flock to the University of Missouri to cheer for the home team. The University of Missouri is a diverse campus, with botanical gardens, historical buildings, and a public 18-hole golf course that hosts annual tournaments. The university employs over 12,000 people, making it one of the largest employers in the area.
An exciting adventure awaits visitors at nearby Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, just a nine-minute drive away. Guests can explore the natural wonders of the caves, stroll along Devil’s Icebox Boardwalk, have a picnic, and enjoy primitive camping. Hiking and conditional biking are available on the 25 miles of trails that meander through forests and interesting rock formations. The Gans Creek Wild Area allows equestrian riders and hikers to explore the stunning beauty of its native flora and fauna.
Migrating and native wildlife can be observed by visitors hiking or biking on the trails of Katy Trail State Park, which runs long the Missouri River. The Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area is 10 minutes away from Highlands. It has three miles of hiking trails and spectacular bird watching opportunities, was designated an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society.