Join a Green, Intergenerational Cohousing Community near Sacramento!

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Fair Oaks EcoHousing
Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks EcoHousing is a family-friendly, intergenerational group of households committed to building an inclusive, earth-friendly community that values each individual’s uniqueness and fosters supportive relationships based on respect, cooperation, and fun. We’re actively looking for others who share our vision to join us. We are building 30 homes on 3.5 acres, with start of construction planned for 2017.

Why EcoHousing?
Fair Oaks EcoHousing’s vision of sustainability will be integral in guiding the cohousing community’s construction goals. Being a “green community” means striving for the lowest possible energy bills, focusing on natural light, providing excellent ventilation flow, utilizing non-toxic materials, sustainably grown lumber, biodegradable flooring, and much more. Also important, this vision falls within the context of affordability for the community’s members. We're pleased to be working with Charles Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects and Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions, both leaders in environmental sustainability.

What is Fair Oaks like?
Fair Oaks is located in Sacramento County, with a population just under 31,000. The area consists of both suburban and semi-rural neighborhoods. To the South is the beautiful American River, bordered by the American River Parkway bike path: a 23 mile, 4900 acre expanse of land and water deemed the "jewel of Sacramento" that runs from Old Sacramento to Folsom Dam. (And yes, there are community members who plan on commuting by bike!) Fair Oaks is located only 18 miles east of the Sacramento downtown cultural mecca. Additionally, Fair Oaks EcoHousing is only minutes from the Sacramento Waldorf School. Being located on the eastern side of the valley provides easy access to the Sierra Foothills, with ample opportunities for hiking, skiing, rafting and kayaking. View site maps here.

Fair Oaks has a small town feel and a lively arts scene. Located in Old Fair Oaks Village, the town center houses the Plaza Park Amphitheater, where residents look forward to the yearly Fair Oaks Theater Festival. Fair Oaks Fiesta Days in May feature family-friendly events that promote community during this “Spring Festival.” Home to over one hundred twenty-five acres of parkland, green space is celebrated locally. Winters are mild here.

Imagine Yourself Living Here:
- A pedestrian-friendly village: a supportive environment where neighbors know and care about each other
- An environmentally-friendly neighborhood: energy efficient homes, organic gardens, lots of open space and a centrally-located clubhouse
- Many home options available: the 3.5 acre site will consist of 30 townhomes and flats with two to four bedrooms
- Ideal location: Less than one mile from the American River Parkway, Fair Oaks Village, Bannister Park, Sacramento Waldorf School and Rudolf Steiner College

Interested in Joining Us?
We’d love to talk with you! A great way to get a better feel for our community is to meet current members by attending a site tour. You can view upcoming events on our website.

Interested in learning more? The time is now! Please call us and we'll be happy to answer your questions. You can also learn more about how to join on our website.

Other ways to connect with us include “liking” us on Facebook to receive ongoing updates or visiting our home page to sign up for our newsletter. Keep an eye out for continued news coverage about us.

Have a friend who you think would be interested in learning more? You can download and share our flyer here!


Roslyn Eliaser

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Directory Listing: 

Fair Oaks EcoHousing Members with Architect Charles Durrett
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Design
Common House Architectural Rendering
Fair Oaks Ecohousing Members Along the American River, Minutes from Site
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Members and Architect Charles Durrett on Site