20 apartments for rent in Mexico Gravel, Columbia, MO
Like the Oakland Gravel Road, the Mexico Gravel Road is no longer paved with gravel. What’s more, the neighborhood of Mexico Gravel is not contiguous with the route of the road of the same name, though a fraction of the road does traverse the neighborhood.
The Mexico Gravel neighborhood, according to the City of Columbia Neighborhood Association map, is located on both sides of Highway 63, from just north of I-70 to as far north as Hinkson Creek Road. The ZIP code for Mexico Gravel is 65202.
It’s a mixed use neighborhood. Light industry, commerce, and lodging sit within earshot of both freeways. Small homes stand along quiet rural roads farther from traffic. Duplexes cluster on Pioneer Drive.
At least that’s true on the west side of Highway 63, between it and Paris Road. On the east side of the highway, farther north in the neighborhood, the area becomes strictly rural. The scattered houses are hard to spot from the few roads. Could it be that the pioneers gave their gravel roads exotic names like Mexico and Paris strictly out of humor, or was it longing?
The lush farmland and oak forest of the Mexico Gravel neighborhood spreads across rolling territory, with Hinkson Creek bubbling along by the road named after it. It’s beautiful country.
Farther to the east on Mexico Gravel Road, subdivisions hold pleasant houses clustered on well-graded streets. Far past them is a small trailer court, looking out of place in its pastoral surroundings. Those lost trailers are on Mexico Gravel Road; they have nothing to do with the Mexico Gravel neighborhood.