Last updated: July 28, 2013 (8 months 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 Greg. 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” option.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    in Gold Run and Boulder residents

Mission Statement:

affordable, participation

Community Description:

Boulder Creek Community, in Boulder, Colorado, is situated at the doorway to the Rocky Mountains, and combines great weather, the best of Boulder urban “walk/bike-to-everything” conveniences with a unique “more-affordable” living choice. It is located in a beautiful 16 acre development intended for proactive, participating adults, seniors, and families.

Unique Choice of More Affordable Living Through Participation: We are a group of service focused, caring, self-aware, community minded condo owners/renters who are offering ways to buy (50 percent or 100 percent ownership) or rent a limited supply of existing 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos. Also, ask about more affordable off-site living options.

Best of Boulder Urban Living Conveniences: Our community includes access to a 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.

Our Values (Your Values?): Would you like to combine privacy with living near and participating with, a group of caring, inclusive, multi-generational, environmentally proactive, service oriented, fun-loving people? We are committed to our personal growth, self-awareness, community service, heart-centered communications, learning, and to graceful aging for all ages. Are you willing to rent for 6 – 12 months before buying, to see if this community is what you want?

Explore community living experience in our 1st 3 month “Community Learning Center” support options.

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: 14
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: heart centered communiction and participation could be considered a spiritual practice

    To be decided individually, if any

    To be decided individually. Many nearby schools

Social Factors


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: There are 5 core service group leaders

    There are 5 core service group leaders

    To be determined by the community

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban, Urban
  • Area: 16 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 16
  • Additional Comments: undivided ownership with other owners

    Condo ownership plus undivided interest in a Home Owners Association

    15 rentals+other options

    *Our community started Aug. 2008; Our 13 condos are part of a 364 unit condo complex

    16 total “more affordable” condos; 8 condos are currently occupied by 14 Community Members

    15 available condos in a 363 unit complex; 8 currently occupied by Community Members. Most are available to rent on August 1st.

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: 0
  • 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.

    $100 to our Community Fund


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: 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: 1987
  • Shared common building: No
  • Architect: n/a
  • Developer: n/a
  • Commercial Lender: none

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

Community Affiliations

Hummingbird Community


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.