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East Lake Commons

Multi-generational, Suburban
900 Dancing Fox Road, Decatur GA 30032
Decatur, 30032
Community Member
  • Move in year :
  • 1999
  • Number of units :
  • 41+
  • Land size:
  • 11-20 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 7-10 acres


East Lake Commons is a cohousing community located five miles (eight minutes) from downtown Atlanta, and several miles southeast of the Little Five Points neighborhood. Completed in 2001, it includes 67 townhomes with 10 rental apartments attached, a 4500-sq-ft common house with classroom, office, playroom, media room, woodworking room, workout room, and guest rooms. A playing field and children’s playground surround the common house. About half of the 20-acre site is dedicated to housing and parking on the perimeter; the remainder includes natural woodlands, wildlife corridor, and an organic garden with beehives, blueberry groves, shiitake mushroom logs, and a spring-fed pond. Homes are clustered around pedestrian courtyards and walkways. Children can run and play with their friends in a safe and nurturing environment; teenagers have supportive role models; and seniors are actively integrated into the community. We are an intergenerational community with diverse religious, ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds, and differently abled. What binds us together is knowing and caring about our neighbors. We manage the community ourselves using a consensus decision-making process. A backup voting procedure is also in place, with each owner getting two votes. Core community values include sustainability, visitability, diversity, affordability, and community. Links: Village Habitat Design: Site planning for East Lake Commons East Lake Commons website Gaia Gardens: the organic garden at East Lake Commons Pimsler Hoss Architects, Inc.: Architectural design for East Lake Commons

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Farm
  • Community Garden
  • Playground
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
  • All units fully accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Modified Consensus
  • 1-2 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
  • EcoVillage
Contact Information
Last modified March 14, 2024


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