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Old 09-26-2006, 05:11 PM   #41
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I wonder if living in one of those so-called "intentional communities" would be close to your late-60's experience of hanging around the active corner. I don't have children nor plan to have children, and I wonder where I would live if my SO and I part ways after retirement. A friend of mine is trying to get into one that is yet to be built, so I will have an update in the next year or so.

I also wonder if most university towns have neighborhoods that approximate that looser, friendlier atmosphere. In our city, for sure, there are a lot of of ageing (and wanna-be) hipsters/hippies children of the 60's. I like 'em.
Interestingly, I have wondered whether I would try such a community if my DW dies before me. She wouldn't be interested herself, but I think I would.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:30 PM   #42
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Donheff, there communities that are designed for just that lifestyle. At the moment I don't recall the descriptor, I think commented about them on the forum about a year ago. Each family has their own home and there is a community space. It is designed to encourage socialization, includes all age groups.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:48 PM   #43
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Donheff, there communities that are designed for just that lifestyle. At the moment I don't recall the descriptor, I think commented about them on the forum about a year ago. Each family has their own home and there is a community space. It is designed to encourage socialization, includes all age groups.
Perhaps you are thinking of New Urbanism?

"Since Seaside gained recognition, other new urban towns and neighborhoods have been designed and are substantially built—including Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas; Haile Village Center in Gainesville, Florida; Miami Lakes, Florida; The Peninsula Neighborhood in Iowa City, Iowa; The Village of Ponderosa in West Des Moines, Iowa; Harbor Town in Memphis, Tennessee; Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland; King Farm in Rockville, Maryland; Addison Circle in Addison, Texas; Orenco Station in Hillsboro, Oregon; Mashpee Commons in Mashpee, Massachusetts; The Cotton District in Starkville, Mississippi; Celebration and Avalon Park in Orlando, Florida; Cherry Hill Village in Canton, Michigan, Baxter Village (www.villageofbaxter.com) in Fort Mill, SC"
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:02 PM   #44
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Perhaps you are thinking of New Urbanism?
Somehow I doubt these places are going to look or feel much like the street corner in the picture above, with congueros and bongoseros and watermelon men.

But I guess they could...

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Old 09-27-2006, 06:18 AM   #45
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Somehow I doubt these places are going to look or feel much like the street corner in the picture above, with congueros and bongoseros and watermelon men.

But I guess they could...

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Those twenty something guys on the drums were pretty interesting. They were born in New York but back living in Cuba with their grandfather in time to get straffed by planes during the Bay of Pigs when they were kids.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:37 AM   #46
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Couple of links from googling "intentional communities":
http://www.ic.org/
http://www.ic.org/nica/
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Co-housing is what I had in mind. Use Google to find communities near you. There are a couple who are in the 60's style, but the vast majority are not.
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Wonderland Hill Development is a company that specializes in co-housing communities. There are links on their website to various developments completed or in the works.*

http://www.whdc.com/
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My son is moving to one of these communities in Ann Arbor. THey talk alot about their "community" and their diversity, but it seems it is only liberal ideas that are allowed.
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