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Friday, February 11, 2011

Honeysuckle Glen - Cohousing Comes to East Texas

Early Design for an East Texas Cohousing Village
 Honeysuckle Glen will be the first cohousing project in the Tyler/Longview area. Tyler, Texas was qualified as the state's first Certified Retirement City by the East Texas Council of Governments. The certification is given to cities that meet high standards for retiree living including, low crime, pleasant climate, affordable housing, quality health care and abundant recreation and educational opportunities. Tyler consistently ranks lower than the national average in cost of living. Seniors make up almost 25% of the population in East Texas.

In 2010,  Jay Bullock and community senior transportation activist, Tom King began putting together something new for Tyler/Smith County retirement housing - a resident owned and designed village, where residents aged 50 and up would live in their own homes on shared property clustered around a central commons area. This "deliberate neighborhood" is designed to encourage neighbors to share meals, activities and chores, to look out for one another and to share the cost of features like entertaining facilities, gardens and even hot tubs or pools as the community chooses.

If being a part of this return to village life appeals to you, we invite you to contact us at or about becoming a part of the project at Honeysuckle Glen, a new way to think about your dream retirement home.

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