Southeast Como is serviced by multiple Metro Transit buses. On Como ave, routes 3A, 3B, and 3C lead to UMN and downtown Minneapolis westbound and downtown St. Paul eastbound. On Elm Street and Kasota at the south end of the neighborhood, routes 3A, 3B, and 3K run to both downtown metro areas. To the north, on Hennepin/Larpenteur avenue, route 61 connects us to the Niccolet island area, downtown Minneapolis, Falcon Heights, and downtown St. Paul. Route 25 connects our neighborhood directly north to the quarry shopping center and St. Anthony neighborhood. Route 30 connects us along Broadway street to the northeast neighborhoods.
Home Improvement & Ownership Loans
SECIA has made Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds available to property owners of the Southeast Como neighborhood to make improvements to their properties.
Arvonne Fraser Library
Arvonne Fraser Library (previously known as Southeast Library) is part of Hennepin County’s library system serving the SE Minneapolis/University of Minnesota neighborhoods, including SE Como. The building itself was designed by master architect Ralph Rapson, originally as a credit union for university employees in 1963, and then converted to the Southeast Library in 1967. The building recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and reopened on January 25, 2020 as the Arvonne Fraser Library.
Southeast Seniors is a neighborhood, non-profit organization dedicated to helping aging neighbors to remain healthy, independent, safe and connected in their homes and community. If volunteer help is needed to change lightbulbs, install air conditioners or to get to the store; or if professional help is needed for connection to specialized services, consultation on health and safety concerns, other needs, Southeast Seniors is there to give Como and other SE Minneapolis neighbors the support they need. For assistance or opportunities to volunteer connect to SE Seniors at: SE Seniors Volunteers.
Minneapolis Public Schools
Nearby Public Schools
- Marcy Open School
- Webster Elementary
- Northeast Middle School
- Edison High School
- South High School
- Heritage Academy (Tuttle School)
University of Minnesota activities
The Como neighborhood’s location adjacent to the University of Minnesota provides easy access to a wonderful selection of high quality events, resources and activities walk, bikes ride or short bus ride away. From Big Ten basketball, football, baseball, softball, hockey and other spectator sports to world class dance, great music and drama, and an excellent art museum and so much more, the University of Minnesota brings the whole world of possibilities to the Como neighborhood. Check out what’s happening at the “U” at UMN Events or for sporting events:
Gopher Sports .
Van Cleve Park
Van Cleve Park is the hub of the Como neighborhood. Its programs serve neighbors of all ages from its programs and activities for pre-schoolers to its programs and activities for seniors. Van Cleve Park provides active many sports programs for Como and other city youth. Its grounds and facilities include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, softball fields that concert to ice rinks in the winter, computers for public use, and meeting spaces for community groups. Check out Van Cleve’s programs, activities, resources and hours on the park’s website