General Information

Linkside is a 55+ Community in Columbia, Missouri offering smartly-designed new homes and a new lifestyle. You will love the amenities and private gated neighborhood. Linkside is a unique community featuring award-winning floor plans by Kephart, an architectural firm in Denver. Lots are limited, and once all have been sold, there won’t be any more new construction.

The main reasons our homeowners are choosing Linkside include: privacy, security, quality construction, luxury finishes, modern conveniences, close connections, and active lifestyle. It’s close to downtown Columbia, but far enough out that you can see the stars at night. That, plus access to all of the Club at Old Hawthorne amenities make it the premier 55+ active living community in the midwest.

Columbia, Mo. is often listed as one of the best places to retire according to Forbes and USA Today. Offering you a wide range of activities, tailored toward any interest, Columbia boasts top-ranking hospitals, colleges, employers and more. In fact, the city is known for its arts, entertainment, sporting events, trails/parks and cuisine. Columbia is also known for 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. Comparatively, the cost of living is relatively low and the population size is at a comfortable level. So Columbia is a great place to retire!

Old Hawthorne is just minutes from I-70 and Hwy 63 – literally minutes from everything! You’ll have easy access to grocery stores, major retailers, restaurants, downtown, entertainment, universities, the mall – anything you could want, all located within 5 to 10 minutes from Old Hawthorne.

Key Benefits

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 take care of landscape, lawn care, and snow removal for you.

Yes, residents of Linkside at Old Hawthorne have their own clubhouse separate from the Club at Old Hawthorne. The Linkside clubhouse is an extension of your home. For the use of residents and owned by the residents, it’s open every day for your use and enjoyment. A great place to meet friends, have a cup of coffee, play a game of pool, hold a club meeting, or watch a sporting event.

Yes. Linkside at Old Hawthorne is a gated community. It is a destination location with no through access to/from adjacent streets. This provides an added level of comfort whether you are at home or away. It definitely adds to the “lock and leave” lifestyle.

  • Age-restricted community
  • Gated neighborhood
  • Professional landscaping and lawn care
  • Irrigation and landscape materials
  • Snow removal
  • Use of private clubhouse
  • Street lighting and street maintenance
  • Covenants protecting investment value of home
  • Property insurance (Villa only)
  • Exterior structural maintenance (Villa only)
  • Fine dining and casual meals at the Club’s Bar & Grille (no minimum spend)
  • Year-round activities and gatherings (something for everyone)
  • Catering staff available for planning special events (a business event, graduation or wedding)
  • Stunning 30,000 square foot clubhouse, with use of event and meeting space (a perfect setting)
  • Ability to upgrade membership levels for golf, fitness, tennis, pickle-ball, swimming, and more

Pricing & Costs

Linkside at Old Hawthorne homes are for sale.

  • Linkside Homeowner’s Dues: $267 Month (Detached Veranda) OR $307 Month (Attached Villa)
  • Old Hawthorne Social Membership Dues: $80.98 Month

Homes start in the low 300’s and up depending on the home you choose. Our villa and veranda homes are competitively priced, both within Old Hawthorne and Columbia. However, the quality of construction, craftsmanship and materials are superior. And Linkside is the only 55+ Community within mid-Missouri where you can purchase your own home. Since there will only be 72 homes when finished, and because Linkside is the only neighborhood of its kind locally, the demand for our homes is expected to continue rising. With the growing Baby Boomer population nationally, the demand for 55+ active living communities is on the rise. Nationally, 55+ communities are selling out quickly, so the investment value of the home is protected.

Buying at Linkside

Actually, Linkside offers single-family homes with zero-lot lines. This means you own the dirt underneath the home. We maintain the common area around the home. At Linkside, we have two styles of homes: Attached Villas and Detached Verandas. Our homes range in size from 1387 square feet all the way up to 3000+ square feet.

Linkside is the only 55+ Community in the area where you can own your own home. Real estate is considered an investment and is a way to preserve assets. Paying rent is money spent and it erodes assets. Also, Linkside offers fixed monthly expenses through a well-managed HOA. Plus, you will enjoy premium amenities tailored to your busy life. You will love the close community connections, social activities and access to concierge services. These amenities help to promote well-being, and the healthier we remain, the less we will require costly healthcare. So, Linkside offers a way to help preserve quality of life and protect our assets and legacy.

You may choose a lot for our developer to build one of our three award-winning Veranda plans and select your custom finishes, or you may choose one of our three Villa floor plans and select the location and finishes.

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

Living at Linkside

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.

One resident of each home in Linkside must be 55 or older. 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.

Yes and yes. In fact, there are many activities offered through the Club at Old Hawthorne that your grandchildren will enjoy. Your family and friends will love to visit Linkside at Old Hawthorne and will probably wish they qualified to live here too!


Columbia is approximately 125 miles from St. Louis to the east and Kansas City to the west.

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.

DirectionsFrom I-70take the #131 Lake of the Woods Exit. 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 or 7 minutes] From Hwy. 63 at the Broadway/Hwy WW Exit, go East on Hwy WW for 3 miles to Old Hawthorne. [3 miles or 5 minutes] From Hwy 63 at the AC/New Haven/Nifong Exit, 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. [3.5 miles or 6 minutes]

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