Architects' rendering of the building.
Architects’ rendering of the Bay State Commons building

Bay State Commons is steaming ahead – actively pre-selling units and looking for new members as we prepare for permitting and construction financing, with the goal of moving in to our new 30-unit building in mid-2019. Contact us to get more information about available units and to learn more about joining this exciting project!

About the Bay State Commons Community and Our Values

Bay State Commons is a diverse, multi-generational cohousing community situated in the Boston Metro-North area in Malden, MA. Since 2013 we have been growing: engaging new members through meetings and social events; defining our shared values and goals; searching for land and designing our upcoming community space.

Cooking at a Common House Meal
Community members preparing for a social gathering

Together with our architects, Neshamkin-French and French 2D, we have completed building design. During the rest of 2017, we will be seeking permits and financing for construction. We are on target to break ground in early 2018 and move into our new building in mid 2019.

We hold an Option to Purchase agreement for the American Legion site at 368 Pleasant Street in Malden, MA. The location is 750 feet from the Malden T stop and 20 minutes to downtown Boston. It is a short walk to groceries, restaurants, public parks, and public and charter schools. It is one mile from the Middlesex Fells, a 2,200 acre state park.

A Child Friendly Community

Malden was named “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” in Massachusetts by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2009.

Who Are We?

We are families, couples, and singles who have decided to form a community together. Some of us knew each other before the project started and others joined without knowing anyone. Our interests include cooking, gardening, making music, and just spending time catching up. Some of us work, some are in school, and some are retired.

Our Values

We place high importance on sustainability and a community that is as environmentally friendly as possible. We value good communication and reflectiveness, and our group process is designed with that in mind.

If you would like to get to know us a little better, or ask us questions about the project, please contact us—we would love to meet you!

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Learn more about membership

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Learn more about our members

Read our Vision Statement

Meet the professionals who are helping us  build the community.



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