Benton-Stephens is residential neighborhood in the northeast region of Columbia, Missouri. Benton-Stephens borders the east side of North College Avenue and expands eastward to Old U.S. 63. Major motorways in the area include East Broadway, Paris Road and Interstate 70. The neighborhood is within close driving or biking distance to Columbia's downtown and conveniently lies equidistant to Kansas City and St. Louis.
Benton-Stephens has a wide range of local amenities. There are numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, breweries and cocktail lounges nearby, as well as several recreational green spaces. A bank, drugstore and post office are also in the area. The neighborhood boasts a bicycle and hiking shop, making it easy to plan outdoor weekend trips.
Benton-Stephens is near to three higher education institutions: Columbia College, Stephens College and the University of Missouri. Furthermore, the neighborhood is within walking distance of both the Columbia Country Club and Stephens Lake Park. The country club has multiple dining facilities and a scenic 18-hole golf course. Stephens Lake Park is an expansive nature area complete with hiking trails, outdoor shelters, an amphitheater, playgrounds, spraygrounds and a swimming beach. There are two waterfalls in the confines of the park as well.