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Join us in the most diverse and exciting city in the US! We're looking for community members who value collaborative living, sustainability, and an active multi-generational city life.
About us: We are a diverse group of households who range in age from 11 to 70+. Our group has a wide range of interests from pottery to geographic information systems, from election law to knitting, from city recycling to city bicycling, and from growing fruit trees to spreading the fruits of our labors. We’re looking forward to sharing these interests and more with equally passionate neighbors as we enjoy community meals in our indoor-outdoor dining area and spend evenings watching the sun set over the city from our third-floor terrace.
The neighborhood: Houston’s Second Ward is a place with a sense of belonging. It’s a thriving community of engaged people. Located “inside the loop,” it is connected to downtown by Light Rail, hike and bike paths, and the redeveloped bayou trail that winds its way from one side of the city to the other. It’s home to restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and two farmers’ markets. The neighborhood is an easy commute to the University of Houston (by bike) and Rice University (by Light Rail) as well as the Texas Medical Center and other major employers.
The city: Houston is a progressive, thriving, metro area with world-renowned art, a museum district with 19 museums in a 12-block area, a world-class symphony, a ballet company, an entire theater district, and outdoor living with a temperate climate and 128 miles of bike and walking trails throughout the downtown area. The city also offers all the trappings of a major metropolitan area: pro and college sports teams, the Houston Rodeo, music festivals of all stripes, and a significant offering of free arts supported by local endowments. The Houston Independent School District offers highly-regarded programs for all ages from Montessori programs, language immersion programs, and STEM specialties to the famous Houston School of Performing and Visual Arts. Life-long learners appreciate Houston’s robust community college, university-level, and continuing education offerings.
And then there's the food. In visiting the city in 2016, Anthony Bourdain stated the city is “a wonderland of the strange and diverse,” as he made his way from Little India to the our refugee-run Urban Harvest Farm to a Mexican Vietnamese joint. It's so much more than barbecue.
CoHousing Houston is right in the middle of it all. We can hop on Light Rail and be in our seats for Houston Grand Opera within 15 minutes. Or ride our bikes along the bayou on gently looping trails and grab breakfast tacos and a Thai coffee along the way. We're close to the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, have access to free yoga in the park, and are within an hour of the beach to the east and piney woods to the north.
If this sounds like the way you want to live- a tight-knit community in the heart of a thriving city- come meet us! All our meetings are on Zoom and we’d love to learn about you and what you would bring to CoHousing Houston.
Lynn or Kelli or Tom