Living in Como Park
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In the mid 1800's Como Park started out as farmland. In 1848, Como Lake was named and six years later incorporated into the city of St. Paul. Henry McKenty, a local real estate developer, was convinced Como Park real estate would make for a great resort hub and started construction on Como Road in the year 1868. McKenty's vision never fully came to fruition, but today Como Road is part of Como Avenue, a major street traversing through the beautiful neighborhood.
The 256 acres on the west end of Lake Como was acquired by St. Paul in the year 1873 for its prime location. The electric streetcar came onto the scene at Lake Como in 1893 and gave St. Paul residents an opportunity to make the three-mile trek to Como Lake Park in just 30 minutes. In 1897, the beloved Como Zoo was constructed. The Como Lakeside Pavilion began its construction in 1905 and was finished a year later 1906. The Como Park Conservatory was created in 1915, and to this day all these grand structures are considered the highlights of the area.
Today, Como Park is the most visited park in the Twin Cities. The zoo is still free to all visitors and offers a wide variety of wildlife. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, which used to be called the Como Park Conservatory, is the largest indoor, glass garden in the area. The Como Lakeside Pavilion offers live entertainment several times throughout the week during the summer months.The park also features miles of walking, running and biking trails. Real estate listings in the Como Park neighborhood have so much to offer.
The neighborhood has many different schooling options. The elementary schools serving the area are Chelsea Heights and Como Elementary while Como Junior and Senior High serve the older students in the neighborhood.
To the west lies the Minnesota State Fair Grounds — each August The Minnesota State Fair brings in millions of visitors to check out all the fair has to offer. Throughout the year the fairgrounds also host various horse shows, car shows, sales and various other expos.
Como Park MN Homes, Townhomes & Condos
Today there are plenty of newer homes, condos and townhomes in Como Park — however, the original residential settlement in Como Park was founded around 1850. One of the original farmhouses from that era still stands today. Homes in the area have not been constructed on the lake, but many homes feature breathtaking lake views. 19th-century Victorian homes scatter the southern shore. Craftsman bungalows and ramblers are some of the most popular homes throughout the area. Post World War II is when the Como Park real estate really began to expand and grow into what it is today. Even with that fact, one-third of the residences in the district are less than 40 years old.
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