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Is Pringle Creek Community the Same as Co-Housing?

Pringle Creek Community (PCC) and co-housing communities share many common, desirable features such as pedestrian friendly streets and trails,  higher density, centralized living, open space, and a community center where people can gather and celebrate.  Although there are similarities between the two community types, the differences, which are subtle, are also significant. The main differences exist in three areas - Pringle Creek Community's planning process vs that of a co-housing development, the type of common, residential gathering space, and the degree of community involvement in decision making. Co-housing communities are typically planned, created, and developed by the people who desire to live together in community.  The ... Read more

Creation of a New ‘Community’ Park – A Proposal

The City of Salem is developing plans for a 27.5 acre 'community' park adjacent to Pringle Creek Community (PCC) and is inviting the local community to help plan the park.  This is a great opportunity for PCC residents and all other surrounding neighbors to participate in the current planning process to assure that our new park meets local needs. What exactly is a 'Community' park?  It is likely that everyone has a different mental picture or idea of what a 27.5 acre park offers or contains.  There is a lot of information at the City's website, found here.  According to the ... Read more

Chainsaw Art Completes Our Newest Park

Local Salem chainsaw artist Kevin Strauslin has completed his work here at Pringle Creek Community leaving us with two new benches and some whimsical carvings, too! Many thanks to Mr. Strauslin for his creative work that has transformed our little pocket park into a truly comfortable place to sit, relax, and even take time to read a book from our Little Free Library.  This park is located just in front of our community center, Painters Hall.  The park and new benches, carved into the oak that rests where it fell last year, will also add a new dimension to future ... Read more

A Resident’s Perspective on Life at Pringle Creek Community

What is it really like to live at Pringle Creek Community (PCC)?  Does living in an energy efficient home make much difference?  Is the quality of life any better? I'd been wondering about this when, during  the monthly neighbor meeting, Anna, a relatively recent neighbor, volunteered some thoughts about her experiences living here so far.  I asked her afterward if she'd take some time to share more about her life at PCC so far.  She happily agreed. Anna decided that she needed to move to the south Salem area in order to be closer to family.  She also wanted to downsize in ... Read more

Fiery Fall Colors at Pringle Creek Community

Pringle Creek Community is a-blaze with color right now!  Each fall the maples along our perviously-paved streets turn a brilliant red.                   Fall brings a gorgeous, colorful shift to the landscape as the days get cooler and shorter.  The colors and cooler days make walking through the property extra enjoyable!  It is always such a joy to witness the change of the seasons here at Pringle Creek Community! Come out and experience it for yourself! Read more
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