20 apartments for rent in Tenth Hitt Elm Locust, Columbia, MO
Tenth Hitt Elm Locust is definitely a neighborhood in the heart of it all, a neighborhood where education, history, and entertainment come together.
Within the neighborhood boundaries is Stephens College, founded in 1833. Stephens offers undergraduate degrees to women, including an equestrian degree. The college stables are open to the public on Friday afternoons. Stephens also has a strong performing arts program, and provides many concerts and performances.
Ragtag Cinema is also within the neighborhood boundaries. Ragtag presents independent and avant-garde films in an intimate setting. Another top entertainment spot is the Blue Note, a few blocks from Ragtag. Blue Note is housed in an old Vaudeville theater and features blues, reggae, alternative rock, and folk music.
Of course, it is only a few steps to the University of Missouri campus. Along with its excellent academic programs, great football and basketball, U. of M. brings world-class performers to both Jesse Auditorium and the Mizzou Sports Arena.
As might be expected of the oldest state university west of the Mississippi, there are some intriguing historic sites. Considered the symbol of Mizzou, The Columns once supported the portico of the first building, Academic Hall. It was destroyed by fire in 1892, leaving only the columns.
Mort Walker, cartoonist and Mizzou graduate, is known for his cartoon character Beetle Bailey and a campus statue of this lovable character honors Walker.
Columbia has great city parks along with many recreational areas just outside of town. The 9-mile MKT Trail begins about a half-mile west of the neighborhood, and connects to several outlying recreational areas and eventually the KATY trail.
The Tenth Hitt Elm Locust neighborhood is bound by East Broadway, South College Avenue, Paquin Street, and South 10th Street, and is very pedestrian friendly.