Senior Housing meets Pocket Neighborhoods


We love pocket neighborhoods for all ages, but recently explored more applications of them in the active adult and senior market.

Baby Boomers have had their taste of Suburbia, and are more open to try a smaller footprint in a more vibrant community setting. They have a reputation to seek out adventures, whether that may be seasonal migration or other travel and activities. Further community minded developments like co-housing or pocket neighborhoods often come with added on-site amenities: Guest Houses or Cabins, Event Center, Shop, Maer Spaces, Art Studio, Coffee Shops and the like. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how convenient on site guest rooms can be when extended family announces a visit.

Financing is available in many flavors, from booming senior housing focused investment funds to cooperative ownership, which can function as a protected investment of the member while also providing housing.

Recently even Forbes made a business case for considering co-housing and pocket neighborhoods for this market.

Explore how one of those could fit your site. Order a conceptual test for for your site today, and receive it in ten days!


Sophia Sparklin

Growing up in a family with generations in medical practice, Sophia discovered her passion for architecture during an internship 1996. Since then Sophia received formal and informal education in Germany and the US. At Arizona State University she was honored by the Henry Adams Certificate for graduating on top of her (Master of Architecture) class in 2005.