Bay State Cohousing

Multi-generational, Urban
368 Pleasant Street
Malden, Massachusetts 02148
  • Move in year :
  • 2022
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • <2 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • N/A


Update April 2023: WE’VE MOVED IN! After many years as a forming community, then a virtual one during the pandemic, we’re finally living together in our new home! On May 7, we’ll host our first public tour; please see the National Open House events list for details. (We don’t currently have any units available, but we’re happy to show off our new home and talk with visitors about cohousing and our community.)


Bay State Cohousing is a multigenerational community in Malden, Massachusetts, an inner suburb of Boston. We are located at 368 Pleasant Street, a short walk from the Malden Center subway station (20 minutes to downtown Boston), schools, groceries, restaurants, 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 designed an energy-efficient 30-unit building for the site. Our community has 5,000 sq ft of shared common space, including kitchen, dining room, living room, meeting rooms, kids’ space, exercise room, art room, and soundproofed music room. The property also has a patio and yard for gathering and gardening, shared decks on the upper floors, and underground parking.

Our new home has an award-winning, environmentally friendly design 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.

Our community spans four generations, including families, couples, and single people, with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. During the development process — through thick, thin, and Covid — we evolved into a real community, growing in our capacity to support each other and keep us all growing. And now we finally get to live in community!

If you’d like to learn more about us, please visit our website at, or email us at baystatecommons [at] gmail [dot] com.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Some units accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Scheduled Tours
Decision Making
  • Modified Consensus
  • 1-2 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
  • Other
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