Fact Sheet

Arcadia Cohousing

Cohousing Community Fact Sheet

Name of Community: Arcadia . CohousingLocation: Carrboro, NC
Group formed: 1991Site optioned: 1993Construction Started: 1994Move in: 1995-1997

Site: 16.5Acres; development complete on 5 acres; rest in woods, field, pond, garden, meadows


Units: 33 / range from 800 to 3000 sq feet / mixture . of attached and detached homes
Price Range: Original prices: $90-200K Current Values: 200-450K 
Style: Carrboro, NC Vernacular

# of Residents Adults: 51, of whom 11 are over 60; Kids . (0-12): 12; Teens: (13-18): 5; Renters: 3 (included in the 51)

Governance: HOA with all households on Board of Directors . using consensus decision making process; Committees structure in flux: Steering, Common Area, Common House, Finance, Food and Fun Ad Hoc: Pet, Architectural Review; Resolution, Process and Governance; Edible Landscaping, Garden, Pond, Tree, Hearts
Meetings Business meeting/month; quarterly work sign-up parties; monthly Steering committee meetings; others as needed

Site: 10 acres of woods, field, pond, meadows and gardens; walking distance to Elementary and Middle schools; classicCohousing site plan; Playground; on town bus line; fenced garden; pond; edible landscaping

Homes: All custom homes, metal roofs, passive solar . design, some with solar hot water, some with photovoltaic systems, private gardens

Common House
Kitchen, Laundry 
Dining area/Multipurpose room
Sitting Area, Guest rooms--Two
Kid’s room, Storage .

Outdoor amenities:
. Landscaping, some edible, Pond
Garden, Carport--One for two cars
Play area with swing set and sand box, Playfield
Tool storage shed, Path lights-some solar


Architects: Several, including Giles Blunden, 
Project Manager: Giles Blunden,
Developer: Arcadia Corporation (homeowners)

For more info, contact: arcadia_external AT apalmer DOT webfactional DOT com