Stephens' hometown of Columbia, Missouri is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in America to live and work in by publications such as Money, Fortune, US News, Editor & Publisher and Men's Journal. For more information, visit the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Columbia (pop. 100,000) offers a variety of amenities seldom found in a town of its size. In the city and surrounding area, you'll find a vibrant community full of art, green spaces, entertainment and educational opportunities.
- Collegetown, USA. Columbia is home to three colleges with more than 30,000 students. Recognized by Money and Forbes magazines, our “small metro” is progressive, safe, fun and brimming with Midwestern friendliness.
- 300+ restaurants. Columbia has it all—from
sushi to steaks, from pizza to French cuisine. Coffee houses, juice bars,
bistros and trattorias make Columbia stand out.
- Retail therapy galore. Two short blocks west and you’re in downtown Columbia, packed with unique specialty shops, art galleries and more. Dozens of shopping centers and a mall are nearby, plus St. Louis and Kansas City are within a two-hour drive.
- Lots to do. Live music and theatre, parks and hiking/biking trails, the internationally recognized True/False Film Festival, art exhibits and more make Columbia a vibrant community.
- Big time sports. Saturday football games at Mizzou! Stephens students compete in NAIA sports and join the crowds at the University of Missouri’s SEC sporting events.
- More about Stephens' hometown can be found on Wikipedia.
Arts & Entertainment
- Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
- Columbia Art League Gallery
- The District (Columbia's Downtown Area)
- The Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
- Ragtag Cinema
- "We Always Swing" Jazz Series
Parks and Recreation