The Como neighborhood of southeast Minneapolis is located about one mile north of Dinkytown and two miles west of the St. Paul campus. Featuring a mix of houses, apartments, small businesses, and a family-friendly park, the area has a tight-knit, residential vibe.
Home to everyone from college kids to senior citizens, new immigrants to longtime Minnesotans, Como is a great place to live, work, and play. Students who live here are a quick bike, bus, or car trip away from the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul campuses.
If you have a green thumb, Como has several community gardens of all types and sizes. Among them is FairShare Farm, a shared space without individual plots. Here, gardeners of all skill levels grow organic vegetables communally and split the harvest with area elders.
For these reasons and more, the neighborhood is an ideal location for the Como Student Community Cooperative, where amenities include on-site parking, a fitness center, a tool lending library, and several other housing perks.