What we're about

We're taking charge of the last third of our lives by learning together about how to design our own retirement/senior cohousing/ecovillages, with privacy plus community. We're building on our shared wisdom, going beyond 'aging in place' to build connections for Aging In Community, alternatives to loneliness or institutionalization, bringing in the experts so we don't waste our time. Join us in this quest for Audacious Aging, and help us help you design the last home you'll need, one that fits like a glove, not a boot, where you know your neighbors and live sustainably yet with all the privacy you need!

Upcoming events (2)

Phoenix Commons Senior Cohousing (Oakland, CA) Virtual Open House

Network event

4 attendees from 8 groups hosting

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We welcome you to Phoenix Commons, our San Francisco Bay Area 55+ cohousing community. We look forward to meeting you from wherever you call home. Join this virtual Open House and get to meet several of our members. Come with all of your questions!

Our community lives in a modern, environmentally friendly building located in the vibrant Jingletown neighborhood of Oakland, CA and is situated along the beautiful Oakland Estuary. (The only US cohousing with an ocean-going dock!)

Many of our units come with sunset views over the San Francisco Bay. We currently have one available unit for sale.

Please enjoy watching this video of our indoor and outdoor living spaces:

On our website, you will find more details about our community. We think you will especially enjoy visiting Our Members page to find out who lives at Phoenix Commons!

If you’d like to drop by for our Zoom Open House, please RSVP on this page or via the East Bay Cohousing website:

We look forward to seeing you! The Zoom link will be visible to folks who RSVP. Be sure to check the time in your local time zone (1 PM Pacific).

P.S. from Raines: Join this virtual Open House to meet a few of the incredibly diverse residents, with lots of deep life experience. Could it be for you? Even if you don't live in the area, it is worth coming at least once to get to meet these folks.

The Commons:A Monthly Gathering for the Cohousing Curious

Network event

7 attendees from 19 groups hosting

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  • Curious about cohousing but don’t know where to start?
  • Want to meet with cohousing newbies and experts alike?

This (free) monthly gathering, organized by the National Cohousing Association (Coho/US) will include a Cohousing 101 presentation and ample time to connect and ask questions.

We’ll share cohousing lingo, best practices and more information on how to continue your cohousing journey.

Can't make it this time? No worries. Join us once, or every time – we’ll be here every month on the 10th at 10am MDT. (9 AM Pacific, 11 CDT, 12 Eastern)

(zoom link will be visible closer to the event day, after you RSVP)

Past events (491)

The Commons:A Monthly Gathering for the Cohousing Curious (w/open house review)

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