RETIRED BUT NOT RETIRING? OVER 55 BUT YOUNG AT HEART? This welcoming 1BR/1 Â½ BA, 1, 060 sq. ft. home in Valverde Commons, the premier CoHousing Community in Northern New Mexico, could be your answer to life after the rat race, the mundane, and the ho hum. The home, the only one for sale, is basically new (2016) and has a bright, light open living area, kitchen w/pantry, Saltillo tile floors and Mexican tile accents, a portal on 2 sides and patio plus subfloor radiant heat, natâl gas and city water and sewer. What is CoHousing? What is Valverde Commons? Almost 20 yrs ago a vibrant collection of Taos locals wanted a place near town where they could enjoy walking or biking to shops, restaurants, the library, farmerâs market, concerts, and openings as well as being in a pastoral setting and attached to the land. They wanted a beautiful space with views of the mountains for gatherings, concerts, dinners, and activities. They wanted an open space to feel safe while walking the dog or just walking to count their steps for a healthy heart. They also wanted a woodworking shop, gardening spaces and studio spaces. They wanted all this while still making a small footprint on Mother Earth. Thus, Valverde Commons was born. Now with over 20 existing homes of the 28 max, this baby is thriving. The club house is beautiful, thereâs 10 ac. Sunset Park adjoining the compound for those walks (and sunsets), and thereâs a big barn with a workshop and a place for gardening equipment yet nothing about Valverde Commons is common. Each house is unique as are all the residents. One can participate as much or as little as you like. However, beware. With this group you may find yourself in a Taos ski group, a biking group, a birding group, an archeology group, a readers group, the opera group and then there are writer, painter, and potter groups. Surely there must be a wine group. Didnât see what you like? You can start your own group. Valverde Commons is a place to be who you are with accepting and helpful neighbors only asking that you be a good neighbor too. CoHousing is a lifestyle. Check out Valverde Commons at www.valverdecommons.com and see if this could be your next home.