Valverde Commons, a 28-site senior development adjacent to the Taos historic district has been referenced in The Wall Street Journal
(March 19, 2012), Travel and Leisure magazine, Senior Cohousing website, New Mexico Business Weekly, and on NBC’s Today Show.
WSJ states, “. . . senior cohousing is starting to catch on. . . Cohousing originated in Denmark decades ago, and was designed for anybody interested in living communally. In a cohousing development, residents live in private homes but share a central "common house" with a kitchen and other facilities.”
New Mexico Business Weekly (March 30, 2012):
Valverde is a senior co-housing community where residents have their own private homes and share common amenities, such as a barn equipped with a workshop and a common house with a meeting space for community dining. Co-housing is defined as an intentional community where residents participate in the design and management of their own neighborhood.
At least one resident in each home at Valverde Commons must be 55 years of age or older. But co-housing communities around the world often attract people of all ages, including families.
“Valverde Commons is different than any other co-housing location in that we are all fiercely independent and allow community bonding to happen organically,” said Bob Draper, a Commons co-owner and resident, in a news release. “All the same, everyone makes a commitment to look out for one another.”
Valverde Commons includes four acres of green space next to a 10-acre park with a view of Taos Mountain, as well as walking paths and community gardens. The development has 28 sites and 13 are available for sale. Prices start at $140,000.
See Valverde Commons website
See the Today Show video
See Senior Cohousing