Around Thanksgiving 2018, Becca and Fred visited relatives in New England but first we spent about 3 days at Jamaica Plain Cohousing (JPC) in Boston. www.jpcohousing.org/
View of courtyard from third floor walkway with commonhouse is the first image.
JPC is about a five minute walk from the Green Street Station on the Orange Line of the "T". Fred has had contact with several people at JPC over the years thru Cohousing-L discussions: lists.cohousing.org/archives/cohousing-l/ We had visited them briefly on two other trips. Spending a bit more time allows one to get a much better feel for a community. Our timing was fortunate in that we were able to observe a community meeting and the next night a common meal that was a birthday party for two children. If the party had been in the summer it probably would be on The Patio.
The Patio at JPC
We also had breakfast with at a nearby cafe with few members who were involved with starting the community. They shared some insights from their long process. They overcame significant pollution on the site which had been a rubber factory.
The Skyways JPC
They never gave up!