This might shock some of you, given my Libertarian tendencies, but I recently enjoyed the opportunity of living on an old commune in rural California. And I enjoyed it! Granted, it was an up-scale commune with most of the residents doing business outside of the commune, but the warm community atmosphere was something I found seriously lacking both in our urban centers and suburban sprawl. An excellent environment to raise a family, where you needn't fear letting the kids out at night. Being the Libertarian I am, there's a business opportunity in creating commercial neighborhoods that mimic the best parts of commune living. Principally, there needs to be the recognition of private property that enables economic growth while also requiring property-owners to contribute and maintain community-owned property. Give everyone a commercial incentive to maintain the grounds, so to speak. I do think some commercial enterprises have built such communities, but not in the Midwest where I live. Any of you have any experience living on a commune or a housing co-op? What are your experiences?