- I understand there is a
housing area for faculty/staff. Can you tell me about it?
University Grove consists of 103 single-family homes owned by
University faculty and staff situated on land owned by the University.
Generally, University Grove home ownership is open to all University
faculty and administrative staff eligible for the faculty retirement
plan or a federal retirement plan; current civil service and
union-represented University staff whose employment is at least 75%
time, excluding probationary and temporary employees; and retired
employees eligible for continued coverage under the retiree provisions
of the University’s health and dental benefits program. Learn more about purchasing a home.
- Does the University own the
No, each faculty/staff person owns the home; the University owns the
land upon which the home is situated and the faculty/staff person pays
rent annually for that land use. The University retains title to the
land. Learn more about purchasing
- Are there restrictions on what
can or cannot do with your Grove property?
The University Grove land lease describes the restrictions currently
place. You may also contact the University Grove Homeowners Association
with your questions on home ownership. Steve Taff is the 2012
president of the University Grove Homeowners Association. His e-mail
address is email@example.com.
- Are there any University Grove
homes for sale currently?
See the Homes for Sale or Rental pages for more information.
- Where is the University Grove
The University Grove neighborhood is located in the city of Falcon
Heights, as is the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. View a map of the University
- How does one go about purchasing
home in the University Grove?
Learn more about
purchasing a home.
- How does one go about selling
their University Grove home?
Learn more about
- What if the University Grove
homeowner cannot find a University faculty or staff person to purchase
The University Real Estate Office and the University Grove Homeowners
Association developed a list of criteria and guidelines to consider a request for exemption to
sell your home to non-eligible buyers.
- Can retired faculty or staff
purchase a University Grove home?
Yes, if they are eligible for continued coverage under the retiree
of the University’s health and dental benefits program. For all others,
there is a nearby complex of condominiums called 1666 Coffman for
of Minnesota retirees; contact 1666 Coffman Condominiums at (651)
- Are there ever any University
homes for rent?
Occasionally. Learn more about
- Who markets your University Grove
home when you sell?
University Housing and Residential Life distributes to the University’s
deans, directors and department heads mailing list an informational
flyer (prepared by the homeowner) about a University Grove home for
sale. The University Grove Homeowners Association lists properties for sale. The University Grove
Homeowners Association publishes an online newsletter.
- Is there a short history of the
University Grove somewhere?
Yes, visit our About the Grove
page for historical information.