Bay State Commons

Bay State Commons

Multi-generational, Urban
368 Pleasant Street
Malden, Massachusetts 02148
  • Move in year :
  • 2021
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • <2 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • <2 acres


We’re now under construction!

On February 13, 2020, Bay State Commons held a groundbreaking ceremony for our new home in Malden MA (, with an anticipated move-in during 2021.

75% of our units have already been pre-sold, but we still have a few units available, in various sizes. Check out our website for more information — or join us at one of our meetings to learn more about us, our project, and the cohousing membership process. We meet (via Zoom during the pandemic) twice a month, every first and third Tuesday; details can be found at our Meetup page (


Bay State Commons is a cohousing community growing in Malden, Massachusetts, an inner suburb of Boston. Our new home is currently under construction at 368 Pleasant Street, located a short walk from the Malden Center subway station (20 minutes to downtown Boston), groceries, restaurants, schools, and public parks. The Northern Strand Community Trail and Bike to the Sea pass nearby, and the Middlesex Fells (a 2,200-acre state park) is one mile away.

Working with our architects and consultants, we have designed an energy-efficient 30-unit building for the site. Malden has recently enacted a cohousing ordinance, helping projects like ours to take shape. We broke ground in February 2020, and look forward to moving into our new home in 2021.

Our community already includes 23 households — families (including a new baby!), couples, and single people — representing four generations and a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We aim to create a cohousing community that fosters group cohesiveness and serendipitous social interaction among neighbors, growing in our capacity to support each other and keep us all growing. Ours will be an environmentally friendly home that reflects our commitment to sustainability and emphasizes beauty in both architecture and landscape. We value a balance between the private and the shared, with individually owned homes complemented by extensive common facilities and shared green space.

Now is a great time to get involved, as we seek the remaining households for our community and make plans for moving into our new home! Please see our website at or contact us at baystatecommons [at] gmail [dot] com to learn more.

Shared Property
  • N/A
  • Some units accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Meetings
Decision Making
  • Consensus
  • N/A
Meal Participation
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