We are making plans to live in our own homes in Fremont, California within a collaborative community of multigenerational neighbors who share everyday experiences.
We are adopting the cohousing model, a movement that is growing in popularity throughout the
country. We want to create an intentional community and culture of support for one another, striving for deeper friendships among neighbors by sharing community meals, special events, neighborhood work projects,
and community management, as well as spontaneous fun.
The co-housing model espouses the sense of community. Cars are parked in the periphery and the housing units surround a common area where neighbors are encouraged to interact and engage with one another.
How does it all happen?
Future Mission Peak Cohousing residents participate with an architect in the design of the East Bay community.
Some co-housing communities partner with a developer, but resident participation in the planning is a key characteristic of a co-housing community.
Integral to the concept is inclusion of shared facilities supplemental to the private residences and designed for daily use. The “common house” typically includes a dining area with a high-end kitchen, sitting area, children’s playroom, and laundry and may also have a workshop, library, exercise room, crafts room and/or one or two guest rooms.
Mission Peak Cohousing Village members will manage their own co-housing community. Residents also do most of the work required to maintain the property, participate in the preparation of common meals and meet regularly to develop policies and do problem solving for the community.
About Fremont, CA
Fremont is the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area (after San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland, in that order). It is conveniently located in the East Bay, near Silicon Valley. Fremont is known for its low crime rate, and takes pride in several other traits:
Development does not blanket our hills. We work hard to protect them.
We have more jobs here than housing. We work hard to maintain balance.
Our public schools and libraries excel. We work hard to support them.
We have long been a no-majority population across ethnic, income, and age categories. We work hard to make people feel at home.
We have a system of hiking trails, parks, and open space. We are zealous in developing and preserving them.
We have long invested in curbside recycling and composting. We are actively promoting solar installations and energy preservation. We are welcoming to eco-friendly businesses and environmentally sustainable policies.
The towns that combined to form the city, like Irvington and Niles, still have individual small town identities. We honor and preserve their histories.
In Fremont, you might enjoy live Irish music in a local coffee house or subscribe to the Fremont Symphony Orchestra season. Fremont has an active community theater scene. You can walk to restaurants featuring food from all over the globe. We have ready access to BART, Capitol Corridors, and ACE trains.
A child raised in Fremont lives in a neighborhood and community that provides them lasting friendships among people with differing viewpoints, religions, orientations, and values—and respect for the differences.
Fremont has received numerous awards. A few of these recognitions are:
2019: The League of American Bicyclists awarded Fremont the Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award as a leader on livability measurements important to community members.
2018: Fremont ranked No. 3 as best place to raise a family in the country according to a study conducted by WalletHub.
2018: The Urban Institute’s Inclusive Recovery Project looked at overall, economic, and racial inclusion factors and scored Fremont at the top of the list of 274 of the most-populous U.S. cities.