Cohousing for Families

With common areas in which to play and friendly access to neighbors’ backyards, cohousing is a great fit for families with children of all ages. Here are two video news reports from two different communities that share some of the advantages that families who live in cohousing receive.

Shared Resources: Cohousing in Grand Rapids, Michigan

In this local news feature, reporters go inside Newberry Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s only cohousing community, where children of all ages play together in this enclave of interconnected homes.

"We’re here as an intentional community. So everyone wants to be a part of each other’s lives, as much or as little as they’re comfortable with," said Kirsten Montroy, who recently moved to Newberry with her husband and children. 

Developing a Support Network in San Francisco

On the west coast, in one of America’s most expensive cities, a new cohousing community is being developed. The C Street Village project emphasizes community support and family engagement. In this piece by the San Francisco Chronicle, community members discuss the reasons they have elected to join this intentional community.

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