Linkside Lifestyle

A Life Worth Living

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Tiger's Den

A new lifestyle awaits you at Linkside! Come explore our gated, 55+ community. Here, you’ll find new homes for sale and a new lifestyle for active adults. At Linkside at Old Hawthorne, you’ll enjoy a gorgeous new home while we take care of all the landscaping and snow removal. You will have built-in social connections in the neighborhood with the comfort of knowing your neighbor. You’ll make new friends as a social member of The Club at Old Hawthorne. Close to downtown Columbia, Missouri, you’ll have easy access to shopping, dining and surrounding parks, trails, lakes, adult lifelong learning, and major entertainment centers. Linkside offers an ideal way to protect your time, money, health and energies. There’s so many reasons to fall in love with Linkside!

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A Life Worth Living

It’s pretty simple, really. For those of us who are 55 and older, it’s our turn to create a new lifestyle that’s sparks joy. In fact, since our duties have been fulfilled with parenting and careers, we are ready for something new: a new home – new adventures – new connections. Linkside is about the comfort of knowing your neighbors. The joy of sharing your good news. The ease of casual conversation. The fun of trying new things. Looking forward to a neighborhood potluck at the clubhouse. Enjoying a favorite holiday tradition…or making new ones. At Linkside, you will find a new lifestyle, one that meets your deep longing for connection and meaning.

Love Life More

Who doesn’t want to love life more? If you’re dreaming about a place to live where you can look forward to your day and enjoy every moment. Leave the maintenance to someone else and get busy doing what you love. Look no further than Linkside at Old Hawthorne! Our gated community offers high-quality homes and a resort-style lifestyle for those who are 55 and over. Truly, Linkside is a community for those who want it all–lifestyle, convenience, privacy, connections, activities, gorgeous landscaping (without the fuss), and a quality-built home.

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Home of the Tigers

Columbia boasts numerous colleges, including Missouri’s flagship state school, the University of Missouri, known as Mizzou, which was the first public university west of the Mississippi River. It offers a wide array of courses for those over age 50 through its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute known as Mizzou Extension. Columbia’s also the home of Stephens CollegeColumbia College, the Columbia campus of Moberly Area Community College, (MACC) and the Columbia Area Career Center. Find out what so many people already know –  that Columbia, Missouri is a great place to retire!

Proud Medical Community

Columbia boasts four health care systems — University of Missouri Health Care, Boone Hospital Center, Truman Memorial VA Hospital and Landmark Hospital — and, as a result, an impressively large number of hospital beds per capita.

In May 2018, health care practitioners made up 9 percent of those employed in Columbia. With another 2.8 percent working in health care support, that contributed to a total of 11,210 people employed in health care-related fields.

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