An urban cohousing community in Grand Rapids, Michigan

WHY WE LIVE HERE

Just a Few of the Things We Love

  • Building enriching relationships with neighbors

  • Sharing resources, meals, childcare, activities, and more

  • Enjoying indoor & outdoor common spaces

  • Raising our children in a community-minded environment

  • Our pedestrian-friendly community

  • Shrinking our “footprint” on the planet by sharing, conserving, recycling, and composting

We love our "green" and energy-efficient homes, too. They feature:

  • Solar water heaters

  • Foam and cellulose insulation

  • Natural ventilation systems

  • Passive solar heating

  • Bamboo & Marmoleum flooring

  • Recycled fiber carpet

  • Low-E argon windows

  • Energy Star appliances

According to a 2008 energy audit,

the average heating bill of a Newberry Place home will be 50 to 65% less than a federal Energy Star-rated home.