Bay State Commons

Bay State Commons

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


We’re now under construction!

Last year, Bay State Commons cohousing held a groundbreaking ceremony for our new home in Malden MA, with an anticipated completion in early 2022.

As of June 2021, 29 of our 30 units are spoken for, with one unit (a 2BR) still available. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested in learning more, or join us at one of our meetings to learn more about us and our project first-hand. We meet (via Zoom) 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), 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 have designed an energy-efficient 30-unit building for the site. Our community will have 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 will also have a patio and yard for gathering and gardening, shared decks on the upper floors, and underground parking. (For more about the design, please visit our website.)

Our community includes 30 households — families (including a 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.

Please see our website at or contact us at baystatecommons [at] gmail [dot] com to learn more.

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