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Please go to the Contact section to ask additional questions and to sign up to receive updates on the progress of construction and sales at Linkside at Old Hawthorne.

What is Linkside at Old Hawthorne?

Linkside at Old Hawthorne is a community within Old Hawthorne, one of the fastest growing communities in Columbia, Missouri.  Linkside is a gated 55 plus community.

Where is Old Hawthorne?

Click Here for Map Old Hawthorne is located in the City of Columbia, Missouri on Highway WW, 3 miles east of Hwy. 63 and 3 miles south of I-70.  Columbia is approximately 125 miles from St. Louis to the east and Kansas City to the west.  3 miles (7 minutes) from I-70 – Exit #131 Lake of the Woods.  Turn South on St. Charles Road then left on Grace Lane.  Stay on Grace Lane which becomes Rolling Hills Road for 2 miles.  Turn left (East) onto Hwy WW.  Turn left at 2nd entrance to Old Hawthorne. 3 miles (5 minutes) from Hwy. 63 – From the Broadway/Hwy WW Exit go East on Hwy WW 3 miles to Old Hawthorne.  3.5 miles (6 minutes) from Hwy 63 and Exit at AC/New Haven/Nifong – Travel 2 miles East on New Haven Road.  Turn left (North) and travel 1 mile on Rolling Hills Road.  Turn right (East) onto Hwy.  WW to the main entrance to Old Hawthorne.

How far is it from shopping, restaurants and hospitals?

Old Hawthorne is just minutes from I-70 and Hwy. 63.  Hy-Vee and Patricia’s are the closest grocery stores.  Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Staples, Lowe’s, Starbucks, Panera, Chipotle, Culver’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Applebee’s, Kobe Steakhouse, El Maguey Mexican, and more are all 6 minutes away.  Hwy. WW becomes Broadway which leads directly to Boone Hospital and Downtown Columbia.  Columbia is known for providing excellent health care.  Hospitals include University of Missouri Hospital, Boone Hospital Center, Truman VA Hospital, Ellis Fishel Cancer Center, as well as many clinics and care facilities, all located within 5 – 10 minutes from Old Hawthorne.

Is Old Hawthorne in the City of Columbia?

Although Old Hawthorne is surrounded by wide open spaces, it is part of the City of Columbia and has the benefit of all city services.

Why would I want to move to Linkside Old Hawthorne?

People are re-evaluating all aspects of how they live. They want great amenities, walkable neighborhoods, smaller, smarter, more efficient homes, places to enjoy people their age, and a connection to a larger community. Linkside at Old Hawthorne is a community uniquely designed to provide carefree living. Careful attention has gone into designing homes that better meet the needs and desires of the baby boomers. Living at Linkside at Old Hawthorne comes with added amenities and services. Linkside has its own clubhouse, gated entry, and the walking trails that meander through the community as well as to the nearby golf club, restaurant, fitness center and pool. Lawn care and snow removal are all included. Linkside understands your desire to live simply without giving up anything. Linkside at Old Hawthorne is a place you’ll be proud to call home.

Will I be able to add custom options to my home?

Linkside Homes include high quality finishes.  In addition you can get all the luxury you want by choosing from many interior and exterior options to customize your home.

Will I have to take care of my own yard?  Do I have to shovel snow?

Absolutely not, and you won’t have to worry if your neighbor takes care of theirs either.  You’ll have much more space in your garage when you move to Linkside because you won’t need the lawnmower, weed eater, fertilizer spreader, bush trimmer, snow blower, shovel or ladder.  We will take care of landscape, lawn care, and snow removal for you.  In addition, service personnel will be scheduled for routine maintenance and upkeep.

Do I have to be 55 to live at Linkside at Old Hawthorne?

One resident of each home in Linkside must be 55 or greater.  All permanent residents must be 19 or older.  In addition, the community has covenants to maintain a well manicured neighborhood as well as property values.

Do I have to be retired to live here?

No. The age of people moving to active adult communities is getting younger each year.  Why?  Because they no longer need a large home or property to care for and want to enjoy the amenities that communities like this offer before they are old.  Many people move to be closer to their family, closer to a fun place to live, or want a place they can lock and leave when they travel.

Are children welcome at Linkside?  Can my grandchildren visit?

Yes and yes.  Your family and friends will love to visit Linkside at Old Hawthorne and will probably wish they qualified to live here too.

How many homes are planned for the Linkside community?

Linkside is a community of 72 homes, a combination of attached Villa Homes and detached Veranda Homes.

Are homes and villas for sale or for rent?

All Linkside at Old Hawthorne homes are for sale.

Are there any golf course view lots?

All homes are within walking distance of the Club at Old Hawthorne, the Golf Practice Facility and Golf Course, the Fitness Center and Pool.  Five lots are adjacent to the golf course and look over the 18th hole.

Will there be model homes?

Yes.  Six model homes and a clubhouse are under construction now. Sign up on the Contact page to be first to know when they will be completed and open for viewing.

Can I visit the community now?

Construction hazards do not allow us to schedule tours at this time.  Sign up to be first to know when you can safely visit to take a closer look.

Will Linkside have its own clubhouse?

Yes, residents of Linkside at Old Hawthorne will benefit from having their own clubhouse in addition to the Old Hawthorne clubhouse.  The Linkside clubhouse will be open every day for the use and enjoyment of Linkside residents and their guests.  It will be a great place to meet friends, have a cup of coffee, play a game of pool or cards, hold a club meeting, or watch a sporting event.

Is Linkside a gated community?

Yes. The entrance to Linkside at Old Hawthorne will be gated for access by residents and their guests.  This provides an added level of comfort whether you are at home or away.

Can I purchase a lot?

Lots (without homes) are not for sale within Linkside at Old Hawthorne.  All homes within the community are built by Linkside.

When can I buy a home in Linkside at Old Hawthorne?

Presales will begin August 1, 2014. A Linkside Interest List is being compiled.  If you are interested in making an appointment to tour models and learn more you may register now.  Registering for the Interest List now will give you the best opportunity to choose the model and lot you desire.  Click Here to Register.


Where should I move after I retire?

Mid-Missouri is often listed as one of the best places to retire, according to Forbes and AARP. The Columbia, Mo. community offers a wide breadth of activities that will keep you active and entertained. In addition, Columbia is surrounded by numerous top-ranking hospitals, colleges, small businesses and more. In comparison to other popular places to retire, the cost of living is relatively low and the population size is at a comfortable level. Learn more about Columbia, Missouri.


What is a 55+ community?

A 55+ community is a community designed for active senior adults who are over the age of 55. Our high-end gated community has a number of amenities, including a championship golf course just yards away from our custom homes. Linkside Living is located near hospitals, shopping centers, restaurants and more. Residents at Linkside also have convenient access to The Club at Old Hawthorne, fitness center, and pool. To learn more about what our 55+ senior living neighborhood has to offer, visit the Our Community page.