20 apartments for rent in Lenoir Woods, Columbia, MO
The Lenoir Woods neighborhood is located south of East New Haven Road and west of Highway 63. Lenoir Street is the west access road in this neighborhood of wide-open spaces and nice suburban homes. A large apartment complex overlooks acres of large trees and greenspace.
While the neighborhood may feel rural, it is actually quite close to the great educational, historic, recreational, and entertainment sites in and around Columbia. One of the best is right across the street.
The Village at Boone Junction and the Boone County Historical Society Museum is along the west side of Highway 63. The sprawling grounds are great for walking. But the treasures housed here give a vivid lesson in Missouri history. The Maplewood House and 19th century farm and outbuildings may be the most famous. But others are of interest as well, including the historic log cabin, a country store, and early shotgun house, and one new addition – River Horse Pavilion.
River Horse, of course, was the title of a book written by one of Columbia’s most famous writers, William “Least Heat-Moon” Trogdon. The book records his retracing of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in his famous boat Nikawa. When Least Heat-Moon returned to Columbia, he donated the stout little boat to the Museum, and it can be seen in its own River Horse Pavilion on the museum grounds.
About five miles south is a great state park, Rock Bridge. This 2,000-acre park features caves, underground streams, cave tours and 25 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails through the beautiful limestone bluff countryside.
Columbia’s three educational institutions are equally convenient. These universities, along with the numerous restaurants, theaters, festivals, pubs, and shops in The District, are just minutes away.