Jingletown Potluck @ Phoenix Commons

Bonding with our neighborhood friends over a delicious potluck meal!

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Community-Focused Living Spaces

It’s not exactly cohousing, but the apartments described in this article are part of a growing trend of living spaces designed with community in mind — a trend we at Phoenix Commons are proud to be pioneering!


Visiting Venice

Even when halfway around the world, our community members always seem to find themselves in the vicinity of bridges and desserts 🙂

Wishing Tim and Leslie a safe journey on their Tour of Italy!

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Views From the Bridge

Susan H. is enjoying the views from our beloved green neighbor, the Park Street Bridge!

Jingletown Photos

Susan, a new member of our community and a professional photographer, is enjoying the artistically fertile character of our  neighborhood! (You can see more of her work at susanhillyard.com)

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Relationships Are The Key

The remedy to loneliness? Relationships!



The Antidote to Loneliness

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote a great article about our PC community. We think we’ve found the antidote to aging as well. Life is always buzzing around here, keeping us active and excited!


Social Gatherings for Prospective Members

You are invited to come join the Phoenix Commons senior cohousing community for a casual social gathering! This will be a great opportunity to meet our current community members and learn how Phoenix Commons could be the ideal launching pad for an active and meaningful retirement.

On Wednesday evenings from 5-6pm, join us for some wine and cheese in our waterfront lounge. Still working or busy on Wednesdays? No problem! Come on a Saturday morning from 10-11am and join our members for coffee and pastries.

Please RSVP by emailing us at info@phoenixcommons.com or calling (510) 217-8527.

Construction Update: February 24, 2016

As we enter the final stretch of construction, the contractor is focusing on detail work that will really make the building feel like home for the community. With the hot tub now installed, the atrium (Pic 1) is an inviting place for our members to relax, soak in, or take advantage of the tub’s therapeutic functions such as swimming and rowing. Two palm trees tower above the waterfront patio (Pic 2), providing both shade and an oasis-like ambiance. The building’s facade (Pic 3) boasts a modern aesthetic that is as cutting-edge as the community’s social architecture.

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Why I Chose Phoenix Commons: Spring F.

In this week’s edition of our series of reflections by current members, Spring offers her perspective on why she chose Phoenix Commons:

In a conventional urban neighborhood, my experience is that peoples’ energies and interests are dispersed. Cohousing members are choosing a place to live that encourages connection. This senior cohousing community creates the potential to age in a setting designed and structured for members to be part of and contribute to a caring community.

I have designed my personal/professional/political commitments around cooperative living. I look forward to us sharing parties, dinners, deep conversations, networking, lobbying, friends, and entertainment. All these with repeated flashes of insight and self-understanding, while myself and others remain deeply true to our highly individualized selves.