New Residents

Proud Columbians have a lot to celebrate….

  • Columbia ranked #4 as the Happiest City in America according to WalletHub 2021

  • Columbia ranked #1 as the “Safest city in the U.S.” according to WalletHub 2020

  • Columbia ranked #1 as the “Safest city in the U.S.” according to WalletHub 2019

  • “Best Educated” (adults over 25), according to the U.S. Census Bureau

  • “Seventh Best School System” in the country by Forbes

  • “First Among Great Public Library Systems” by American Libraries

  • “Second Most Technologically Advanced Community in the U.S.” by USA Today

  • “Ninth Best Quality of Life” by American City Business Journals.

  •  Merriweather Post Pavilion Ranked #4 out of the “Top 10 Amphitheaters in America” by Rolling Stone Magazine 

                          

Start with these top 5 resources….

  1. Check out our Community Services page for important telephone numbers.

  2. Sign up for a SeeClickFix account and get things done in Town Center and your neighborhood!  From potholes to fallen trees!

  3. Sign up for a Nextdoor account and share with your neighbors.

  4. Check out the Columbia Arts Channel.  Free entertainment from video to audio experiences for all audiences.

  5. Get your Howard County Library System card NOW and get access to seminars, ebooks, audio books, movies and enjoy a lifetime of learning.