Living in Community

Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods according to the website.

The Triangle has several fine examples of the concept located in Durham and Chapel Hill/Carborro.

Giles Bluden is the architect of Arcadia and in my estimation one of the local experts and proponents of this innovative lifestyle.

Winmore Chapel Hill’s first mixed use green community is coming and Giles is the consultant. While it’s not a 55 exclusive it has many of the community features common to co-housing and active adult communities.  More in a future post!

Here’s a list of the current local communities.

Community City Units Acres Status
Arcadia Cohousing Chapel Hill 33 17 Completed 1999
Blue Heron Farm Pittsboro 15 64 Building
Eldergreen Cohousing Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Eno Commons Durham 22 11 Completed 2000
Pacifica Carrboro 46 8 Completed 2006
Solterra Durham 38 20 Completed 2003

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