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Is it Cohousing? Richdale Place completed

Posted on December 9, 2007 by

A Boston real estate paper reported on the completion of a new cohousing development, Richdale Place Cohousing.

This is a developer driven cohousing community and is built as single building rather than townhouses (common for more urban cohousing). But its not clear how much community has been built among prospective residents and whether it will have that sense of community (comments welcome from anyone who knows more).

Richdale Place is a unique variation on a typical cohousing community because Oaktree initiated its development and has actively facilitated a spirit of community among residents who committed before construction completion. Cohousing communities are traditionally created and managed by their residents and combine the advantages of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living, including shared common facilities and ongoing connections with neighbors. They also provide desirable, efficient and economical living spaces for the residents and offer an innovative solution to today’s environmental and social challenges.

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