The Terrace Retirement Community

Offers Independent Living

8 Reviews
1408 Business 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202
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Independent Living Reviews for The Terrace Retirement Community

March 26, 2018

By Nancy

I visited this facility

The Terrace was nice. They have a very nice dining room there and there's also a bistro. There's an old Terrace and a new Terrace. The new Terrace was a little nicer because the second floor looks out on the woods. They have a balcony. The staff was very good and very informative. We had lunch there and the food was good.

March 13, 2017

By Phyllis051018

I visited this facility

The Terrace Retirement Community was not good. It was a very large apartment complex with one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and studio apartments. Part of it was brand new and very nice but very expensive. It was a pet-friendly place and served wonderful food. There was a flat rate for one person then they charge you additional for the second person, which made it pricey.

December 28, 2016

By Gene H.

I visited this facility

The Terrace Retirement Community was good. They had individual rooms with a dishwasher and a full oven. What I liked about them was that they had different ways to dine. You didn’t have to go to the dining room all the time. The staff was very nice. There was an outside guitarist that came in and was playing for them. The only problem was the location was a little hard to get to.

March 31, 2016

By Caroline18

I visited this facility

I haven’t seen the main, new portion of The Terrace because they just finished it, but I wasn't impressed with the older portion. The wings were small, but they did have a wonderful dining room and activities, like little sewing groups, people who came in to sing, an exercise room, a hot tub, a library, and a walking trail. They serve three meals a day. It’s been there for many years, so it was small and the carpet needed to be changed out in some of the rooms. They just built a brand-new portion that I’m sure is quite nice, but it was expensive for me. They were very accommodating and didn’t hold anything back. The people I talked to liked it there.
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Questions about The Terrace Retirement Community

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

The Terrace is located near the heart of the Columbia, MO community. Columbia is a bustling town and a great place to retire with an abundance of nature areas, walking/biking trails, shopping options, golf courses and exciting activities at the University of Missouri. The city itself has many festivals such as the Art in the Park, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Show-Me State Games, Heritage Festival and Craft Show, True/False Film Festival and many others. Columbia is located in mid-Missouri and lends itself to convenient travels to other cities and towns. There is lots to be seen and enjoyed not far from the Terrace.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Terrace Retirement Community has organized?

Though the Terrace strives to offer a lively, friendly and inviting atmosphere at home, we understand how important it can be to get out and keep exploring. There are ample opportunities for adventure through our Missouri and Columbia day trips. A sampling of where we have visited is: Chances Gardens in Centralia; Shelter Gardens, Cosmopolitan Park, Columbia Art League, Shyrock's Farm in the Columbia area; shopping and dining in downtown Columbia; wineries in Hermann and Rocheport; Powell Gardens and viewing the fountains in Kansas City; Union Station in St. Louis and Kansas City; Art museums, eating on the Hill and the Arch in St. Louis and more.

What transportation services does The Terrace Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

If you don't want to deal with driving, the Terrace offers regularly scheduled transportation services. During weekdays our driver and shuttle will transport you to banks, grocery stores, the Columbia Mall, Walmart, medical appointments, and Sunday mornings take you to church services.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Terrace Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

At the Terrace Retirement Community, you'll enjoy delicious meals from our talented chefs that rival the best restaurants around Columbia. With three different dining venues to choose from, you'll have choices galore for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All three dining venues are available as full-service dining options in the evening with breakfast and lunch service in the Bistro. At the Terrace, we believe delicious food, menu options and flexibility are all important. In the Bistro, try a pizza, a great salad, a sandwich or the featured entrée. Our Bistro serves three meals a day with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The Dining Room offers a little touch of formal dining flair with delicious menu items ranging from Salmon Salad to Filet Mignon. Join friends in the Pub for a drink, an appetizer or for dinner. Open in the evenings, our Pub offers a warm, friendly environment.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

There are many large areas in our community that residents enjoy. We have two large living areas. In one, you can visit around the large fireplace, play a round of bridge, read a magazine or join in an organized activity. In the other living room are inviting conversation areas, a baby grand piano and a stage to view music performances and live entertainment. The library is full of books for a wide variety of interests. So you can explore the shelves until you find the one that is for you. It is a comfortable area to read or join in with the book club. The Fitness Room is available for you to have a good work out on the NuStep, treadmill, bike, elliptical and lift a few dumbbells. There are a variety of exercise classes that you can join and enjoy! You can play a board game, checkers, work a puzzle and/or shoot some pool in our gaming area. In that same area you will find the movie theatre where you can enjoy some of your favorite movies.

What safety features or security measures does The Terrace Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

Residents safety and feeling of security is important. We provide on-site staff 24/7, smoke alarm system, emergency call system, safety rails and a noninvasive daily check system.

If The Terrace Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pets become a part of the family and we happily allow cats and dogs. Smaller animals are preferred. Dogs can be walked on the Terrace campus and there is a city park just right down the road. If you have specific questions regarding your pet and our policy, we are happy to answer those questions.

Does The Terrace Retirement Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

As residents age in place and need assistance with reminders to take and/or set up medications, or need the security of someone being with you when showering, a home health agency of your choice are allowed to assist.

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Services and Amenities of The Terrace Retirement Community

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 178
  • Minimum Age: 62


  • Independent Living Starting At: $1696/month
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    About The Terrace Retirement Community

    At the Terrace, Enjoying Life is What It’s All About.

    Whether your perfect day involves exercising in the gym, curling up by the fire with a good book, playing bridge with friends, or heading to the mall, your retirement community should give you the freedom to do just that. At the Terrace, you can be sure that you’ll spend your time how you want to spend it. We give our residents the opportunity to fill their days with what they enjoy.

    Amenities Include:

    • Fitness Room
    • Library
    • Billiards/Gaming Area
    • Library
    • Sundry Shop
    • Media Room
    • Garden Areas & Outdoor Walking Paths
    • Barber/Beauty Salon
    • Dining Room
    • Bistro
    • Pub
    • Music & Entertainment Spaces
    • Computer Lab
    • Resident & Guest Parking


    From our dedicated, 24-hour support staff to on-site guest accommodations for your loved ones, the Terrace wants to give you the peace of mind that your needs will be addressed in a timely and professional manner. Below are a few of the many services we are happy to provide to our Terrace residents:

    • On-site staff available 24/7
    • Maintenance services
    • Housekeeping services
    • Emergency call system
    • Weekly blood pressure checks
    • Barber and beauty salon for cuts, colors and perms
    • Business service center including postal service, notary public and more
    • Sundry shop
    • Guest accommodations
    • Individual storage lockers
    • Scheduled transportation

    What Makes Us Special

    The Terrace Retirement Community is known for his friendly, fun and active environment. When visitors come and visit they say they feel at home. The Terrace isn’t like any other senior retirement community. We believe in helping people aged 62 and older have an independent living lifestyle that they truly love. Our caring and compassionate staff have ensured that each resident has the retirement community experience they deserve.

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