Shadowlake Village

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Shadowlake Village Cohousing is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, a rural town in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia, and home to Virginia Tech.

Quick facts:

•Thirty-three individually-owned townhouses, duplexed pairs, and detached single-family homes with around 50 adults and 25 children

•Ecologically-sensitive building and site design that preserves the land's natural beauty

•An intergenerational, friendly atmosphere that is safe for children and conducive to visiting with neighbors

•A large community building, called the common house, for optional shared meals, celebrations, and other activities

•A rural location within 5-10 minutes of shopping and downtown Blacksburg, with city water and sewer

•Near good public schools as well as several private schools that go up to 8th grade

•Residents are business owners, construction workers, dancers, homemakers, artists, engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, CPAs, musicians, university professors, administrators, bodyworkers, chefs, landscapers, IT people, counselors and retirees

Residents have many opportunities to meet one another while they're getting their mail at the common house, strolling on the pedestrian walkway on which the houses all front, playing outdoors with their kids or their dogs, or walking to their cars. Because the center of the community is a pedestrian area, kids have a safe place to play away from cars.