"Creating a new community way of living in Tulsa,
where neighbors become friends."

Here's What We Are Talking About This Month:

  • We have released our home design plans, and houses are selling fast!
  • Improve Your Health, Spend Time With Friends
  • Meet our Community Members
  • Join Us for a Hike and Other Upcoming Events!
Our Homes Are Going Fast!
Who knew deciding how many doors and drawers we want for our kitchens could be so much fun?!

When we began dreaming about our future community we knew that it would take a lot of hard work to make that dream a reality, what we didn't expect was to have so much fun along the way!

We want to thank our Architect, Molly Jones, for guiding us through our recent kitchen and bath design workshop.
Going through these workshops has reminded us of why we got started on this crazy journey in the first place; to be able to settle in a beautiful neighborhood, centered around collaboration and community. . . Not to mention having the perfect number of drawers in our kitchens!

We are nearly 40% sold out!

July was a month of growth. In completing our design workshops we gained several new members and explorers, and are getting close to selling out of specific home sizes!

If you have been considering getting involved with our community, now is the time to do it!

Come to one of our events listed below, or call community member Suzy Sharp to learn more about our community and how you can get involved: 918-519-5298
Improve Your Health, Spend Time with Friends
If you are searching for a more healthy lifestyle, cohousing has the answer.

Yes, in cohousing privacy is valued but it is the spontaneous moments of connection that create such a rich (and healthy!) lifestyle. Many recent studies have been drawing connections between the strength of one's social circle with their general well-being. Some studies have even gone so far as to compare the detrimental health effects of chronic loneliness to the effects of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.

Check out this article on Why Spending Time with Friends is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Health for more information on social connections and their importance for health. 
Our neighborhood might not be built yet, but we have already gotten started forming our community and building the social connections that will keep us in good health and good spirits!

On July 28 we gathered for good food and fun in the backyard of Lynn and Fred. It was a beautiful summer night, some of us even got in the pool! We opened up the party to anyone interested in learning a little more about cohousing, and enjoyed answering questions and getting to know our new Explorers.

We hope to see you at a community event soon!

See our list of events below!
Meet Claudia and Larry
Claudia and Larry have been involved in forming the community from its earliest stages. They were drawn to cohousing by the concept of community. Knowing your neighbors, impromptu get-togethers, checking on each other and being there to support each other reminded them so much of the cul-de-sac they lived on many years ago.

Larry is retired from Sapulpa Public Schools where he taught middle school students, and coached track and cross country running. Since retirement, he has taught geography classes for Osher Lifelong Learning, volunteered at his church, and always has a good book in his hand. He currently serves on the community's Design and Construction Team.

Claudia spent her career at ONG and ONEOK serving in various positions in the corporate accounting department. Since retirement, she has done volunteer accounting work for some nonprofits. She is a Tulsa Master Gardener, loves raising butterflies, and is a skilled basket weaver. She serves as the Point Person for the community's Legal/Finance Team.

Staying healthy and active is important to both. Claudia recently hiked the Inca Trail and just returned from doing a section hike on the Appalachian Trail. Both love to travel and have been to six of the seven continents, leaving only Australia not yet visited.
Join Claudia for a Turkey Mountain Hike!
Meet Claudia at the trail head of Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area (6800 S Elwood Ave) on August 14th at 8:30 am.

She will guide us on a 1.5 mile hike on the Blue Trail. This trail has some rocky areas and a few steep places, but is mostly level. It passes a small pond where you can enjoy seeing the turtles that live there. Butterflies, lizards and other wildlife can be seen along the trail. You are also welcome to bring a dog on a lease. Because the trail is nearly all in the shade, it is certainly doable even in the heat. Please wear sturdy shoes, use insect repellent and bring water.

For questions, call Claudia at 918-728-4852. Here’s a map of the area: Turkey Mountain Map
Upcoming Events and Site Tours
Reservations requested to Heartwood Commons community
member Suzy Sharp at 918-519-5298 / 918-304-8117
or heartwoodcommonstulsa@gmail.com
Turkey Mountain Hike
Wednesday, August 14th, 8:30 AM

Join members of Heartwood Commons for a hike on a local trail. Get to know our community members and the beautiful area we live in!
Where: Meet at the trail head of Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area (6800 S Elwood Ave)
Come Home to Cohousing
Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 AM

Join members of Heartwood Commons for a conversation about the benefits of cohousing and an exciting update on our progress. We’ll tour of the land and take a look at the site plan. 
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Building (1st building past the outdoor pool)
Planning for Successful Aging
Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 AM

Growing older successfully doesn’t just happen. You have to have a plan. Join us for a look at why where you live can make a big difference in how well you live. We’ll end with a tour of the land.
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Building (1st building past the outdoor pool)
Explore Living the Cohousing Way
Saturday, September 14th, 10:30 AM

Explore the many benefits of cohousing and meet the members of Heartwood Commons. Learn about our exciting plans and how you can get involved in living the cohousing way, and tour of the site of our future private homes, common house and other shared amenities.
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Building (1st building past the outdoor pool)
Live Longer and Healthier, the Cohousing Way
Saturday, September 28th, 10:30 AM

Learn how living in a cohousing community can help you live longer, healthier and happier. You'll meet members of Heartwood Commons, see our plans for the community, learn how you can get involved, and tour the land to imagine the possibilities.
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Building (1st building past the outdoor pool)
Learn more . . .
We're a local group of friendly, engaged and proactive adults who are working together to create Tulsa’s first cohousing community – a vibrant neighborhood where neighbors know and care about one another. We welcome you to come see our site, ask us questions, get to know the community, and participate in our meetings.
If you’ve been thinking about cohousing and you’d like to help create the community, literally, now’s the time get involved.
See our HOW TO GET INVOLVED page on our website.
Or call us at: ( 918) 519-5298.

The Land That Will Become Heartwood Commons

For more information about Heartwood Commons, check out our website , follow us on Facebook , call Suzy Sharp at
918-519-5298 or email heartwoodcommonstulsa@gmail.com .

Please note: for the time being, you'll also receive periodic emails from CoHousing Solutions , our development consultant. Their newsletters contain information about the cohousing movement and developments across the country.