The University neighborhood is located east of downtown Minneapolis and is divided into the east bank and west bank by the Mississippi River. The University neighborhood is occupied almost entirely by the University of Minnesota, hence its name. Read more about the University neighborhood…
Homes for Sale in University
Homes for sale in the University Community are rare as the majority of the land is occupied by the University of Minnesota, retail shops, dining and nightlife choices. Many of the University homes, condominiums, and townhomes are owned by investors who rent them to U of M students. Since homes for sale in the University area are rare, it makes it prime real estate and a popular choice amongst home buyers.
About the University Community
Como is a place of cozy homes, tree-canopied streets and delightful gardens, where people come and decide to stay for generations.
The people of Como – families, owners, tenants, landlords, and businesses – are committed to cooperatively working together to continue to improve the quality of Como as a secure, comfortable, and vibrant place to live, work, invest, play and study.
Como is conveniently located and pedestrian friendly, where residents and businesses are good neighbors in a healthy environment. Our schools and parks are great and the opportunities for the people of Como are getting better every day.
University is actually a neighborhood within the University community. Other neighborhoods within the University community include Cedar Riverside, Marcy Holmes, Nicollet Island, Prospect Park and Como.
Neighborhoods in University
Marcy-Holmes is on the east bank of the Mississippi River and is named for William L. Marcy, an American Statesman and Oliver Wendell Holmes, an American poet. Marcy-Holmes is home to Dinkytown, which includes many businesses specifically tailored to the U of M.
Cedar Riverside is named after the intersection of the two main avenues of the neighborhood, Cedar and Riverside. In the late 1890s, the neighborhood was known as “Snoose Boulevard,” with a thriving community of Scandinavian immigrants, many of whom worked in the milling and lumber industries on the Mississippi River. In the 1960s and 1970s, Snoose Boulevard turned from a quaint neighborhood to a beehive of hippies, intellectuals, actors, artists and musicians. Presently, the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood boasts the largest community of immigrants in the Twin Cities, continuing a long history of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Nicollet Island / East Bank is situated just across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis. With a population of approximately 1,000 residents, Nicollet Island is not the most heavily populated area of Minneapolis but is sure to impress with its beauty… Make sure to stop by the popular Nicollet Island Park on your next visit.
Prospect Park is a breathtaking drive with its landscape- gently curving streets and tree lined neighborhoods. The Witch’s Hat water tower, built in 1913, is the symbol of the neighborhood. The community hosts an annual “Ice Cream Social” on the first Friday after Memorial Day. This popular event is a get-together for the neighborhood with food, music and other entertainment. The former industrial areas of the west and north are now home to newer student housing buildings for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Como also known as “Southeast Como” is named after Como Avenue. Como is largely residential with a large portion converted to student housing.
Your University Realtor
If you’re looking to buy or sell in the University Community of Minneapolis, call us at 612-282-SOLD (7653) and we would be glad to help. Our Realtors can “search the University MLS” on your behalf and send you any active listings in the University neighborhood.