Welcome to Oak Park Commons Cohousing

Strength in Community

Illinois’ first cohousing community fosters intergenerational connection, diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome all those who share our vision 

Upcoming Events

Oak Park Commons Cohousing hosts monthly public meetings, via Zoom, on the second Thursday of the month.

Our next Public Meeting is August 8, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time. 

Join us for our monthly social get together

Poor Phil's Exterior 

Poor Phil’s Ultimate Neighborhood Pub
139 South Marion Street
Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Friday, July 19, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Note corrected date!

No RSVP required.  We hope to see you there!

Strength in community


Successful communities share core values & vision such as inclusiveness, diversity and sense of community. 


Cohousing is designed to increase interaction between neighbors, sharing resources and working together to sustain a diverse and inclusive residential community.


People value the sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves and living amongst people who share your core values and convictions.


Knowing your neighbors and sharing tasks, food, friendships and more reduces uncertainty in the face of unexpected problems or threats.


Sharing strategies complement eco-friendly & energy-efficient building features as residents eat meals together, ride share and shop share.

Giving does not only precede receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive.
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