Connie Rance: "It's the Best Kept Secret in Minneapolis"

Connie Rance became a Homewood homeowner shortly after starting a new life in Minnesota with her husband. Knowing very little about the neighborhood, she very quickly fell in love. There was a spirit of service and taking care of one another: neighborhood childcare centers and block clubs, community gardens and shared garage sales. Especially after her husband died, Ms. Rance relied heavily on her neighborly bonds and felt supported by other mothers in the community. Homewood stands out because of its deep relationships nurtured by longterm residents, though the resident turnover rate is now starting to accelerate. Connie hopes that even with new neighbors moving in, Homewood can retain its core character, and the diversity that has made it such a desirable place to live.