Hinkson Creek Valley Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Hinkson Creek Valley neighborhood is quite close to the University of Missouri campus yet has a very rural atmosphere, with plenty of open spaces in a somewhat hilly terrain. A pretty stream runs along the west side.
It is an area of ranch and small Colonial two-story homes on small but well-tended yards. The neighborhood is bound by Access Road, which is also known as Old Highway 63. Roads within this zip code 65201 neighborhood include North Valley View Drive and Bluff Dale Drive.
With a great public transit service throughout the city and to outlying recreational areas, Hinkson Creek residents are close to a main route on Old 63 Highway. Columbia is also very bike-friendly, with well-marked lanes.
Outdoor recreation is very convenient with one of the city’s best parks just north of the neighborhood. Shephens Lake Park has trails, winter sports sites, two waterfalls and an 11-acre lake, perfect for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. Also nearby is Grindstone Nature Area with an off-leash dog area.
For history, entertainment and nightlife, The District is Columbia’s premier multi-block area. There are a number of shops, restaurants and pubs here. Many of the city’s top entertainment events are held here as well, including summer concerts.
Two neighboring educational institutions – U. of M. and Stephens College – also bring great entertainment to the area. Of course, there are the great athletic events at U. of M. Stephens College, long known for its fine performing arts programs, has a busy calendar of events.
Several museums are close by. The Museum of Anthropology focuses on Native American culture over the past 11,000 years. The Museum of Art and Archaeology holds items from six continents.