Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

St. Paul: Como

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Not to be confused with the Como neighborhood in Minneapolis, the Como neighborhood in St. Paul is an attractive and peaceful residential neighborhood with a population of almost 12,000 residents. The neighborhood encompasses Como Park, and contains many features such as Lake Como, the Como Zoo, and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. The State Fairgrounds are along the western portion of this neighborhood.

Como has a wide variety of housing styles, fluctuating from large, Victorian-era homes around the lake to smaller one-and-a-half story homes built in the 1920’s throughout the neighborhood. Ranch style homes from the 1950’s can also be found scattered throughout the neighborhood. There are a few schools in Como Park, which are Chelsea Heights Elementary School and the Como Park Elementary School.

The Como neighborhood has many recreational amenities, including a golf course, bike path, several open fields, a pavilion, a municipal pool, several recreation centers, and the Como Zoo. The North Dale Recreation Center offers visitors access to two gymnasiums, an indoor track, a fitness center, a kitchen, and more. The Northwest Como Recreation Center is similar to the North Dale center, but smaller in size. It features a gymnasium, kitchen, and a meeting room. Another popular amenity within the neighborhood is the Oscar Johnson Arena which allows for ice skating and hockey facilities year-round.

The Como neighborhood is home to several parks. They include:

Como Regional Park: Como Regional Park is one of the most famous parks within the entire city of St. Paul. A staple of the local community for over 100 years, Como Regional Park was founded on the principle that recreational and educational opportunities should be reasonably priced or free. To this day, Como Regional Park remains one of the best recreational options for families of all ages. Visitors of the park enjoy the baseball field, BBQ grills, benches, biking trails, fire pits, fishing pier, hiking trail, lake, pavilion, picnic area, playground, restroom facilities, shelters, cross country skiing trails, downhill skiing & snowboarding, softball field, swimming pool, and the Como Zoo & Conservatory. Como Zoo is the biggest draw to the park as it features 125 species of animals, a lush conservatory, and a beautiful Japanese Garden. Best of all, it is completely free.

Tilden Park: Tilden Park is a popular destination due to its passive nature. While the park doesn’t feature very many amenities, it is known for its peaceful atmosphere and large, open space. Perfect for a casual stroll or a family picnic, parents can enjoy time together while their kids play on the playground.

Orchard Park: Orchard Park is a small park located within the Como neighborhood. While nowhere near the size of the nearby Como Regional Park, Orchard Park’s smaller size caters it to younger families or those desiring a quieter neighborhood locale. Amenities at the park include picnic tables, a playground, a soccer field, two tennis courts, and a sledding hill in the winter. With just the right balance of amenities, Orchard Park is suitable for all ages.

Stinson Park: Stinson Park is one of the smallest parks in the area. What it lacks in size it makes up for in character. An open, green space with a newly built playground, Stinson Park is perfect for young families. Whether sharing a picnic, playing fetch with the dog, or simply watching the kids play on the playground, families will appreciate the peaceful, relaxed nature of Stinson Park.

If you have any questions regarding the Como neighborhood, the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit or call 1-800-909-1953.