A community committed to aging well in Paonia, Colorado


Silver Leaf, an elder cohousing project, consists of a group of caring and creative individuals committed to living cooperatively and harmoniously with our neighbors, the land, the environment, and the community at large. We are committed to living simply on a smaller footprint, allowing time and resources for the giving back to the community and enjoying our elder years.

The community consists of 12 small, universally designed/accessible homes, and common amenities include an organic garden, native landscaping, and a common house. The common house includes a kitchen, dining area, multi-purpose room for social and educational gatherings, guest room/creative art/work space, and space for exercise or yoga. The schedule of events for the community room are currently being determined. 

Current News from Silver Leaf

House #3 available in Silver Leaf! Kristen Swanson, 970-217-8204 Address: 1200 3rd Street, Paonia, Colorado 81428   OFFERED BY PAONIA REALTY [gallery size="large" type="rectangular"...

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Another unit available in Silver Leaf!

Price: $304,000 Status: NEW Address: 1200 3rd Street, Paonia, Colorado 81428 Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 1 Partial Baths: 1 Acres: 0.054 SqFt: 1,005   OFFERED BY PAONIA REALTY >> [gallery size="large" type="rectangular"...

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See this beautiful unit, still available as of summer 2020

Available now, is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1005 sq ft, adobe construction... offered for sale through Mike Jackson at 970-527-6223 or The project is complete except for the duplex, which will be done in the Spring. Members are residing in their...

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The homes are approximately 950 square feet in size with two bedrooms and one or one and a half baths.



Paonia is a unique little town located in the North Fork Valley in western Colorado at the foot of the West Elk Mountains. It’s character is created by a unique combination of agriculture and coal mining with a “hip” creative, foodie, intellectual component in a high desert setting that offers unlimited recreational opportunities. One could literally take a yoga class, have a farm to table breakfast,  hike or mountain bike Jumbo Mountain, go for a cross country ski, visit a farm, and finish it off with a local wine tasting and a movie… all in the same day.