Family-friendly cohousing in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

General Information

Breaking ground in 2022! Moving in 2023/2024! We're building a multi-generational cohousing neighborhood in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley! Our group is an artsy, sustainability focused, social-justice oriented, joyful, open-minded and open-hearted, fun-loving bunch. We cherish our alone-time and also look forward to common meals, fire-pit chats, art parties, gardening, movie watching, Lego building, just chillin' on our front porches together, and hangin’ in the common house.

Juniper Hill Commons, our 5.4 acre, 27-home cohousing neighborhood, is on the outskirts of Harrisonburg, Virginia, a small city of ~54,000. Harrisonburg, justifiably nicknamed "The Friendly City", is a great place to raise kids, with a dual language public school program available (half day taught in Spanish, half in English), the nationally acclaimed Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir, the jumpin’ Explore More Children’s Museum, and plenty of parks and places to play. Having accepted more than 3,000 refugees since 1988, Harrisonburg is more diverse than you might expect. That manifests in a variety of cultural events and locally-owned restaurants. As the home of both James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University, the city offers a vibrant cultural scene with abundant events year-round.

At the epicenter of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg offers many recreational opportunities, from hiking in the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, to rafting or tubing on Shenandoah River, skiing at Massanutten Mountain, and cycling with the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. And the valley’s agricultural roots give rise to a terrific bi-weekly farmer’s market.

While we are over halfway to capacity, we're looking for more kids and adults of all ages to join us as neighbors! We are intentionally and diligently building our community and governance structure in preparation for living in cohousing. Our local members love living in Harrisonburg, and we think you will too! We believe it’s a sign of both our membership’s welcoming nature and the city’s inclusivity and just plain livability that almost half of us are eager to relocate to Harrisonburg, from coast to coast and in between. Several of us have already migrated here!

For more information, come to one of our info sessions or visit our website http://www.juniperhillcommons.org , where you can read member bios, view our proposed site and house plans, and add yourself to our newsletter list to keep up with our progress. If you’re in the area, we’d love to take you on a tour of our property. Or come to one of our fun monthly in-person gatherings.
Sign-ups for all these may be found on the events page of our website.

HARRISONBURG AWARDS:

-One of "Eight Virginia Towns that could Star in a Hallmark Christmas Movie" (Travel Awaits, Dec 2021)
-Gold Medal Governor's environmental Excellence Award (2021)
-One of the Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers (Realtor.com, 2021)
-Ranked Number 9 as a Top City for Renters (Dwellsy, 2021)
-One of the Best Cities to Live in the South after the Pandemic (Business Insider, 2020)
-Top 10 best places for Millennials to move to in the US (Reviews.org, 2019)
-Top city to start a business in the U.S. (Pennygeeks.com, 2018)
-One of the “15 Affordable Small Towns We Love” (Southern Living, 2017)
-One of the “20 best Mountain Bike Towns” (National Geographic, 2017)
-One of the “25 Best Places to Retire” (Forbes, 2017)
-Listed among “30 Favorite Towns in America” list (Travel and Leisure, 2016)
See all of our recent awards at: Awards and Recognitions

More Details

Juniper Hill Commons
harrisonburgcohousing@gmail.com
650 Keezletown Road, Harrisonburg VA, 22802
Harrisonburg
Virginia
In the $300 and $400 thousands

Contact Information

Juniper Hill Commons


  • (540) 560-5061 (Ervin )
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