Columbia Historically And Today
An idyllic rural community, Columbia has a rich history of agricultural activity. The community's vast open spaces continue to support many working farms, leading to a pleasant country atmosphere, perfectly suited for family life. The breath taking shores and crystal clear waters of Columbia Lake provide residents and summer visitors alike with outdoor recreational opportunities. A pleasant variety of older and newer single-family homes in traditional American design make up the town's housing mix. Much of the land in town is either stunning farm land or beautiful un-touched examples of Mother Nature at her finest.
Residents of Columbia share a strong community spirit. There are numerous social and civic organizations in town that sponsor programs and events that lead to a comfortable, close knit community. Young members of the community attend a K-8 grade school. High school students commute to classes in either Windham or Lebanon. The town manages several well maintained recreation facilities. There are many youth athletic leagues and summer programs available to residents as well.