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Como - Town vs. County Stats

Como - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Como: $362,200/Co. / County Avg $697,400

26%

Avg Taxes in Como: $1,000/Co. / County. Avg $1,500

35%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Como: 2,140/Co. / County Avg 2,402

45%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Como: $169/Co. / County Avg $290

58%

Avg Walkscore in Como: 2 / County Avg 15

7%

Avg Year Built in Como: 1995/Co. / County Avg 1992

50%

Avg Days on Website in Como: 129/Co. / County Avg 126

51%

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It is believed the town was named by miners from Como, Italy, who worked the coal fields of the area. In 1879, the town became the location of a depot of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, which was extended over Kenosha Pass to reach the silver mining areas during the Colorado Silver Boom. Later, the town served as a division point for trains going northward over Boreas Pass and southward toward Garos and over Trout Creek Pass at the western end of South Park. The town has many historic weathered structures, including the roundhouse, hotel, and depot and has the air of a ghost town that is still nevertheless populated, by twenty people. It has a small commercial district consisting of a post office, gallery, hotel. The depot has been renovated with plans to make it an area tourist attraction.

With a population in the 1910 census of 475, 36 more than in 2010, Como was then the largest community in Park County. There were eighty-three children of school age that year. The former Como High School had begun in an abandoned Presbyterian Church, which was moved to another site. The school closed in either 1940 or 1941, by which time railroad service to Como had already ended some three years earlier. The remaining pupils were bused to Fairplay. The old Como High School building was left intact and used for the storage of decades of school records and memorabilia, items which were rediscovered in the 1990s. The former school, with a well-preserved classroom, is open to the public only once annually, on Boreas Pass Railroad Day, but students may visit on field trips. The school provides a glimpse into yesteryear.[4]