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Oak Forest is a residential and commercial community of Columbia in the 65201 zip code. East Green Meadows Road circles around it, serving as both the northern and eastern border of the neighborhood. South Providence Road/Highway 163 serves as its western border, and East Nifong Boulevard serves as its southern border.
Rock Bridge Shopping Center lies in the southwest corner of Oak Forest. Its shops and restaurants include Sonic Drive-In, Pizza Hut, Movie Gallery, a UPS Store, GNC, Subway Sandwiches, and Boone County National Bank. Downtown Columbia, which is about two and a half miles to its north, offers a plethora of shops, clubs, restaurants, and other businesses.
Oak Forest is a convenient neighborhood for area college students. The renowned University of Missouri is just under two miles to its north, and William Woods University is two miles to its east. Christian Chapel Academy is a quarter-mile to its northwest. Stephens College is just under three miles to its north, while Central Methodist University is two miles to its northwest. Columbia College, which specializes in continuing education, is just over three miles to its north.
Parks are plentiful nearby. Capen Park Mulch Site is about a mile and a half to its north. The Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is two miles to its south. The park offers exploration opportunities in two caves, 25 miles of multiple-use trails, open parkland, a playground, picnic areas, and a 750-acre wildlife preserve. Hinkson Field is a mile to its north, while Epple Field is just over a mile to its northwest.