1806 North Husband St.
1/4 mile north of Stillwater High School
1/4 mile south of Boomer Lake
The 31 members of the Oakcreek Community
Photo by Averi Blackman Photography
Looking south into Pod Two
Looking north into Pod Three
Julie and Nadine stop to chat on their way in/out
Mike and Julie are off for a bike ride
The common house terrace is a great outdoor space to share lunch
Social Nights provide a variety of choices of activities
Nancy gives her plants an early morning drink
Grandchildren find the porches a great place to play
for active adults...
and turned it inside out...
We are neighbors enjoying a neighborhood -where we have “right-sized,” privately-owned homes clustered around a 3800sq.ft. common house, that we use every day as an extension of our private homes.
A neighborhood with lots of open green space, where we see our neighbors more than we see their cars, know our neighbors by name, and even which family members to contact in case of an emergency.
We know what’s happening in the community, frequently share dinners in the common house, and invite neighbors to sit-a-spell on the front porch with no traffic to interfere.
We recognize we have a better chance for healthy "aging-in-place” by living in community - respecting one another’s needs for privacy, encouraging healthy activity, and …
having as much fun as we possibly can.
We decide what our neighborhood looks like, how it feels, how our homes are arranged, how they are constructed, how little energy it takes for operation and how efficiently they can be maintained.
We make our management decisions from the ground up and inside out. With an age range from 60 to 87 years, we have many skills and tools to share. The whole community benefits from each member doing what he/she likes best and collectively hiring out the rest.
We are a bunch of community-conscious folks who have designed and refined our neighborhood with social, economic, environmental and security advantages that enable all of us to support one another in living longer, healthier, more productive and fun-filled lives.
Graphic Design Credit to: Marie Owen, David Allen and Anne Hooker, CoHousingMS.org
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