Boulder Creek Community

Last updated: May 4, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: November 8, 2007

Boulder Creek Community

(Boulder, Colorado, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2008  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Greg Sherwin
  • Phone: 303-417-1690
  • Address:
    2907 Shadow Creek Drive
    Unit 104
    Boulder, Colorado, 80303
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call Greg or Chris or email Jan. Guest facilities provided at a nominal donation. Call about guest accommodations, introductory meetings, events, and/or to see the condos. Ask about our “30-60 Day Community Learning Center” and housing option.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Community and membership is a function of participation, i.e., showing up for community living options. All participation is voluntary. Attendance to a community meal, event and meeting and completion of a personal profile is invited. Members self-select through your participation. New members participate in a community peer-to-peer review process after the 1st 3 months to assess future participation options.

Mission Statement:

VISION: “Each community member is participating, individually and in community, in the creation of a sustainable society i.e., a heartfelt way of being together.”

Community Description:

Boulder Creek Community, in Boulder, Colorado, is situated at the doorway to the Rocky Mountains. It combines great weather, the best of Boulder urban “walk/bike-to-everything” conveniences with a unique “more-affordable” living choices. It is located in a beautiful 16 acre development intended for proactive, participating adults, seniors, and families.
VISION: “Each community member is participating, individually and in community, in the creation of a sustainable society i.e., a heartfelt way of being together.”
MISSION: We are both a residential and non-residential community dedicated to happiness, personal growth and inspiration. We support short-term experiential community learning and living opportunities, as well as long-term community membership. We foster the growth of interpersonal relationships and belonging through: Being, Expanding, Deepening, Serving, Sharing and Supporting.
BOULDER CREEK COMMUNITY MEMBERS are the essence of our community life, learning and service. Our loving participation sets the stage for our community life. We all welcome you to explore community living with us.

BEST OF BOULDER LIVING CONVENIENCES: Our community includes access to an complete, 5,000-sq-ft health club with indoor pool, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, workout room, tennis, and more. We are located next to a park with an Olympic-size pool, playground, skate park, and baseball field. You can walk or bike, without crossing a street, in 5 – 15 minutes, along the beautiful, adjacent, 10-mile Boulder Creek bike/hike path to shopping, theater, University of Colorado, Naropa University., many cultural events, the farmers market, library, and hospital.

Option: Explore community living experience in our 1st 3 month “Community Learning Center” support options; or, try our “30 to 60 Day Community Learning Center” option? Call: 303-417-1690

Built and Beautiful: Surrounded by mature trees, flowers, lawn and creeks, these existing, quality condos are built and ready to enjoy (see for availability), allowing more time for co-creating community activities without the costs, risks, and stresses of building new structures.

Common House/Guest Apartment: A small furnished and equipped common house with guest room and gas fireplace is available to community members and their guests.

Community Garden: It is an option here.

Ask about our affordable on site “car share” option.


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: heart centered communiction and resonant participation could be considered a spiritual practice

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: There are 5 core service group service leaders who make the financial decisions and initiate the 4 monthly service focused community events. The community makes the other decisions by “Consensus +”

    To be determined by the community

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Area: 13 shared acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Current number of residences: 16
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid
  • Additional Comments: Condo ownership options plus undivided interest in a Condo Owners Association

    16 Gold Run, more-affordable, rentals in a 363 unit condo complex, plus other market rate Gold Run and non-Gold Run condo, house and cohouseholding living options; Most Gold Run are available to rent on approx. August 1st. There are some “peer-to-peer financing options for purchases and shared ownership options.

    Our community started Aug. 2008; one member owns 13 more affordable, possible community living condos that are part of the 364 unit Gold Run condo complex.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Ask about our service participation Incentives to increase affordability and service

    It is a choice. There are successful participation incentives.


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: at least 4 times per month

    community garden

    To be decided by community members

    To be decided by community members

    To be decided by community members

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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Completed
  • Year construction was (or will be) completed: 1985
  • Number of housing units: 335
  • Shared common building: Yes (650 square feet)
  • Architect: n/a
  • Developer: Greg Sherwin
  • Commercial Lender: none

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US

Community Affiliations

Hummingbird Community


heart-centered resonance, service, creek front, affordable, rent-to-buy, cohousing,

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge