East Lake Commons

Groundbreakers 2016
Photograph by Pete Pages

Located on 20 acres just a few miles east of downtown, East Lake Commons is a community built around intergenerational cohousing and shared resources. Homes have zero-step entrances with doorways wide enough for wheelchairs and walkers. The car-free lanes encourage socializing and strolling. There are weekly potluck suppers, and everyone is encouraged to help one another by offering rides or running errands.

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This article originally appeared in our September 2016 issue.