Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
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Consistent with some of the previous efforts in this area we certainly found increasing land prices and a competitive bidding process which put constraints on the various budgets that a few of our cohousing aspirants had. Given these budget constraints and our desire to stay within 15 to 20 minutes of downtown Raleigh, coupled with the fact that [unlike most developing cohousing communities] over half of our “membership” already knew one another, we’ve decided to pursue a rather unusual cohousing solution that works for us.
We do understand that to some in the cohousing movement our direction will be seen as a large compromise, however it works within the constraints we have encountered. Our major goal continues to be to have deep rich community together in the short term. We have decided to in essence… “buy up a cul-de-sac” in a newly built subdivision near Raleigh. Currently that choice is likely Wendell Falls in Wendell. We are looking to move in the fall of 2022. Our current committed group is 8-10 “families” (all 55-65; some married, some not.) Our primary vision as a cohousing community continues to focus on service to our community and our world. In addition to budgets and availability of tangible options in the near term (we didn’t want this search to stretch out for years), one aspect of this decision was also our ability to pursue community with others (outside our cohousing members) as we also pursue rich/deep community with one another.
What we envision is housing that will start at ~ $340,000 for an approximately 1600 square foot ranch home, with modest HOA dues. We are mulling over a variety of common house solutions to increase our ability for rich and deep community together given this is certainly the overriding goal. The subdivisions that we have looked at all had a variety of amenities as well. One of the selling points of Wendell Falls is its proximity within 5-8 minutes of several large parks, trails, lakes in other natural settings. We also desire to be within a walk or a short drive to a grocery store, some restaurants, and other facilities like medical offices. Wendell Falls meets those criteria as well, but again we are still open to other possible subdivisions.
If you have an interest in exploring this with us please send us an email and we’d love to talk more with you. Again, we are committed to a move-in date in the fall of 2022.
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