Millennials flocking to urban co-living spaces: ‘It’s like living in a dorm again, but more mature’

Millennials flocking to urban co-living spaces: ‘It’s like living in a dorm again, but more mature’

[Ed. – There is nothing mature about it. Take it from one who is living this nightmare.]

Call it a co-living space, call it a commune, or just call it home.

Whatever you call it, one thing is clear: High-end co-living — in which big groups of people live together and share well-designed communal spaces and luxe amenities — is all the rage among millennials. Typically, these co-living developments — which have popped up in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco — offer small, fully-furnished studios or bedrooms for residents, with the big draw being large shared living spaces and perks like organized group events and weekly housekeeping that includes clean linens and refreshed toiletries and kitchen supplies.

“It’s like living in a dorm again, but more mature. It’s great,” said video game designer and developer Chris McGlade, 24, who lives in an Ollie co-living space in New York City after graduating from college in Boston.

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