Boulder Creek Community

Last updated: November 20, 2015 (4 days ago)

Listing created on: November 8, 2007

Boulder Creek Community

(Boulder, Colorado, United States)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years
  • Started Planning: 2008
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Greg Sherwin
  • Phone: 303-417-1690
  • Community Address:
    2907 Shadow Creek Drive
    Unit 104
    Boulder, Colorado, 80303
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call 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” 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.

Mission Statement:

Each community member participates, individually and in community, in the creation of a sustainable society and a heartfelt way of being together.

Community Description:

Boulder Creek Cohousing (BCC) is an intentional community made up of approximately twenty residential and non-residential members functioning within a 12-acre 363-unit condominium complex called Gold Run. The complex is situated in the heart of Boulder and is bordered by the beautiful Boulder Creek multi-use path, Scott Carpenter Park, the campuses of the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) and Naropa University, and the 29th Street Mall. Our lofts, flats and townhouses are surrounded by mature trees and plenty of green space.
Our community consists of members with a diversity of backgrounds, careers, ages and views. We all share a desire to live in a conscious community that honors a heart-felt way of being together. We are a service-focused community that values creativity, having fun together, personal growth, conscious communication, participation, contributing to the broader community and the environment, and sharing resources with one another


  • Adult Members: 25
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

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


  • Type: Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property.)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience
  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: There are 5 core service group positions responsible for making the financial decisions and initiating the 5 monthly community events. The community makes the other decisions by “Consensus +”

    To be determined by the community

Land and Buildings

  • Location: Urban
  • Area: 13 shared acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Current Number of Residences: 16
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Connected to the Grid

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: None
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: No



  • 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: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Completed
  • Year construction was (or will be) completed: 1985
  • Number of housing units: 363
  • Shared common building: Yes (2300 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, rental, learn

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