Ideally, communities will consist of 10-30 one or two bedroom homes with full kitchens and laundry hookups looking out onto the community gardens. The heartbeat of the community is the Common House, where residents enjoy shared meals, entertainment, activities, workshops and gatherings.
The privately owned homes provide peace of mind concerning caregivers, rent increases and roommates. Seniors will enjoy actively aging in place in a vibrant, fun neighborhood designed around their own unique needs. All residents will benefit from co-care, where neighbors look out for neighbors, giving each other rides to doctors’ offices, checking in on each other, and just being good neighbors.
Pictured here is a micro cottage community in Lakeland, Fl. Developed by Lakeland Housing Association with architecture by The Lunz Group, the community combines the privacy and open space of suburban neighborhoods with the easy upkeep and amenities of multifamily housing.
Our extensive research indicates that Harwood Village joins a growing trend in creating small supportive communities. We have drawn heavily from the experiences of several communities that have opened or are in the final planning stages.
Oakcreek Community – Stillwater, Oklahoma. Senior co-housing community. 24 single story homes on 7 acres located within one-mile radius of a large grocery store, banks, shopping centers, restaurants, coffee shops and a health center. Completed in October 2012. https://www.oakcreekstillwater.com/
Our Home – Cathedral Park, Oregon. Our Home neighborhoods consist of home ownership opportunities for approximately 10-30 families, diverse in family structure, age, ability, socioeconomics, and interests. The first community is projected to open 2022 and comprises 28 studio, 1 & 2 bedroom units on one half acre https://www.ourhomeicc.org/
LunaAzul – Pheonix, Arizona. A privately owned residential neighborhood designed specifically for people with life challenges. A place where residents can live permanently, while enjoying a sense of security, and making lasting friendships. The community opened 2020 and comprises 30 one and two story 2 & 3 bedroom units on 4.5 acres https://www.lunaphx.com/
PDX Commons – Portland, Oregon. Senior co-housing community. Four story contemporary condominium with 27 private living spaces and more than 5,000 square feet of common spaces built on ½ acre with easy access to public transit, parks, shops, restaurants and grocery stores https://www.pdxcommons.com/
Quimper Village – Port Townsend, Seattle. A 55+ condominium community in which every member has a voice. Residents participate in chores to maintain the community. The community opened 2017 and comprises 28 single story units on 6 acres https://www.quimpervillage.com/