In the News Again

We love this article for obvious reasons (with one minor correction: our actual address is in Oakland, although most of our walkable entertainment and dining destinations are in downtown Alameda just across the bridge!)

We Need Each Other

It doesn’t take long for our guests and visitors to notice that Phoenix Commons feels significantly different from your typical 55+ community (the secret is in the relationships!).

#cohousing #blessed

Visit by Researcher Sherry Cummings

Sherry Cummings visited Phoenix Commons as part of her research contributing to this article and book.


Staying Young Through Dancing

Perhaps dancing should be a part of everyone’s Third Age curriculum?


Cutting Your Risk For Dementia

Research also shows that these healthy habits are much easier to maintain when surrounded by supportive peers!

50 Is the New 30

Our “senior” cohousers have so much verve and energy, many can run circles around your average 30-year-old!

Urban Agriculture

Even with limited gardening space, we are producing more and more of our organic salad bar ingredients in-house, tended lovingly by members of the Landscape and Gardening Team.

#cohousing #UrbanAgriculture #ConsciousEating

Labor Day Fun

We use any excuse to party! Labor Day found us BBQing and playing outdoor games on our estuary-front patio and deck.


Doggies on the Deck

We love seeing how the public uses our deck during daylight hours. Today? Photo studio for a talented dog handler!

Our First Theater Performance

Phoenix Commons residents were thoroughly entertained by a fabulous play-reading performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by an amazing group of PC actors!