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The University District - Live Near Your Work



A cozy, small town in the big city.

Como is halfway between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses of the University of Minnesota. It’s also halfway between the two downtowns, with excellent bus connections to both as well as convenient access to the light rail system. An intergenerational neighborhood with tree-lined streets, Como has a lot to offer. (Note: It’s also called Southeast Como to distinguish from a St. Paul neighborhood with a similar name.)

Five reasons you’ll love Como

  1. Offers diverse and affordable architecture from the 1880s-1950s (Second Empire, Gothic Revival, Victorian cottages, Arts and Crafts, Tudor cottages).
  2. Showcases the exciting rebirth of the landmark Bunge grain elevator into a wonderfully re-imagined Peace Pole. The redevelopment includes a mix of apartment dwellings in the Brook Street Co-op wing designed for students and the Maya Commons wing designated for workforce housing.
  3. Maintains several award-winning community flower and vegetable gardens offering opportunities for volunteers to exercise their green thumbs or learn from experienced gardeners; was recipient of a $120,000 McKnight Foundation award to develop Como into a "Green Village," which enabled Como to sponsor a co-op project to install solar water heating in neighborhood homes.
  4. Features an eclectic mix of popular neighborhood restaurants.
  5. Fosters community at the large Van Cleve Park, where you’ll find recreation programs for people of all ages, plus ball fields, ice skating rinks, tennis courts, colorful playgrounds, and a wading pool.

Southeast Como Improvement Association

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